Tuition and Cost of Living

As an exchange student, you will not pay tuition to UAlberta – you will still pay your tuition to your home institution.

Fees that must be paid to UAlberta:

  • Instructional Support Fees (certain courses only) - for example, if your course requires art supplies or tools for field school
  • University of Alberta Health Insurance Plan (UAHIP)
    UAHIP is required for exchange students. Coverage by any insurance plan (other than the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan) will not allow you to be exempted from UAHIP.
  • U-Pass for public transit
    All UAlberta students must contribute a fee to the group transit plan, which then provides unlimited access to public transit through your UAlberta OneCard (student ID). 

How to pay fees

There are many ways to pay your fees, including online through your Bear Tracks account.

Please note: Your UAlberta transcript will not be released until you’ve paid all of your UAlberta fees. Late payments will accrue interest charges.

Cost of Living

Edmonton offers a moderate cost of living when compared with other major cities in Canada. 

Undergraduate Cost of living estimate 
Graduate student Cost of Living estimate