Programs and Courses

UAlberta offers 200+ undergraduate programs and 500+ graduate programs across 18 Faculties.  

When you apply

You will need to include a list of courses that you wish to take when you complete your exchange application

After you are admitted

After you have been officially admitted to UAlberta as an exchange student, it is your responsibility to register in courses and build your course schedule using Bear Tracks


  • Check the list of course restrictions for exchange students before you select your courses. 

  • Course listings and schedules for the upcoming school year are typically updated in March or April.

  • Generally, a 3-credit course provides 39 hours total lecture time. 3-credit courses are offered at three hours per week over a 13 week term.

  • Official grades are usually ready by early February for Fall Term courses and in the middle of June for Winter Term and Academic Year courses.

  • UAlberta transcripts are not automatically mailed after the completion of a student’s exchange. You must order transcripts on Bear Tracks before you return home.

  • Courses in some UAlberta departments are in extremely high demand and often fill up quickly. It is unlikely that you will be able to take many courses, if any at all, in our Departments of Computing Science,  Economics, and (with the exception of History of Art, Design and Visual Culture - HADVC - courses) Art and Design.