Internationally Trained Lawyer Pathway

Internationally Trained Lawyer Pathway Application Process

Applications open on March 1st at 12 pm Mountain Standard Time. Applications received prior to this date will not be accepted.

The application for admission into the Internationally Trained Lawyer Pathway as an NCA Special Student is available from the Office of the Registrar’s website. Please manually fill out the PDF form entitled “Undergraduate Application for Admission, Readmission, or Internal Transfer.”

Applications, along with all required documentation, must be sent to the NCA Coordinator via email. Date and time of application received will be recorded to ensure students are assessed on a first come first serve basis. Any applications sent to the NCA Coordinator via mail will not be accepted.

Please send applications to Miki Zwarich, NCA Coordinator (Faculty of Law) at Please put “Application to Internationally Trained Lawyer Pathway” and the year of the application in the subject line.

Applicants must include the following documentation:

  • Undergraduate Application for Admission, Readmission, or Internal Transfer form

  • Valid NCA Assessment Report showing required courses as well as law degree information

  • Where applicable, proof of English Language Proficiency.

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.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants from outside of Canada may meet their English Proficiency requirement based on the university they have attended or the country in which they reside. Some conditions apply. Please note that official copies of TOEFL and PTE results must be mailed directly to NCA Coordinator from the issuing institution while IELTS results can be verified electronically.

For the 2018/2019 academic year, applicants must meet English Language Proficiency requirements as specified in the University of Alberta Calendar.

Beginning with the 2019/2020 admission cycle, where applicable, a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based) or a total score of 100 with a minimum of 25 in each section (internet-based), a minimum Academic IELTS score of 7.0, with at least 5 on each band, a minimum Academic PTE score of 68, or the EAP 550 course is required.