Each year, the Faculty of Law accepts 20 students into the Internationally Trained Lawyer Pathway.


  • JD, LLB Education or Equivalent Degree

    Applicants must hold a JD, LLB or equivalent degree from the University of Alberta or an institution recognized by the University of Alberta

  • English Language Proficiency

    Applicants with first languages other than English may meet the English Language Requirements based on the university they have attended or the country in which they reside (some conditions may apply). Additionally, they may meet the English Proficiency requirement by completing one of the following English language tests and meeting the minimum scores required.

    TOEFL Exam: A total score of 100 with a minimum of 25 in each section (Internet-based)

    IELTS Academic Exam: Minimum score of 7.0, minimum score on each band 5.0

    PTE Academic Exam: Minimum score of 68, or the EAP 550 course offered by the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension..

    Prospective students are encouraged to contact the NCA Coordinator as soon as possible for further advising on meeting the English Language Proficiency requirement, as specific methods of document submission will apply.



Complete Undergraduate Application for Admission, Readmission or Internal Transfer.

The application, along with all required documentation, must be sent to the NCA Coordinator via email. The date and time that the application was received will be recorded to ensure students are assessed on a first-come first-served basis. Any applications sent by mail will not be accepted.

Applications open on March 1 at 12 pm Mountain Standard Time in the year that admission is sought. Applications received prior to this date and time will not be accepted.

The application form and required documents must be scanned and emailed directly to the NCA Coordinator.

A $125 non-refundable application fee for new students is required, $75 for former University of Alberta students (who took at least one undergraduate class).

Application Status

Successful applicants will be notified by email when accepted for admission.

Students must confirm acceptance by paying a $5,000 tuition deposit.

Students who are not offered admission will be added to the waitlist in the order in which the application was received. Applications will be considered for admission only if all requirements are fulfilled.