Exchange Students

 

AN EXCHANGE STUDENT IS:

  • A student who is enrolled at a university with a formal exchange agreement with the University of Alberta. Exchange students who apply for residence by April 30th are guaranteed a space.

A VISITING STUDENT (NON-EXCHANGE) IS:

  • Enrolled at another university and has been approved to attend the University of Alberta for one term or one academic year. The purpose is usually to receive credit that can be transferred back to their degree at their home institution. They are not part of a formal exchange agreement and pay tuition fees at the University of Alberta.

International Visiting Student Program (IVSP) STUDENT MUST:

  • Be registered in a degree program in a university outside of Canada, AND;
  • Have written consent from their university to participate in the program.
HUB
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Students living in HUB are connected at home and on campus. They wake up in the heart of campus and can walk indoors in five minutes or less to class, coffee shops and restaurants, lounge or public transit.

HUB residents learn a lot from their roommates who are from all over the world and range from first year students to grad students. Wherever you’re at or wherever you’re headed, you can find a place in HUB to call home. In a mall full of people, shops, support and activities, HUB has it all!

Who lives here

Upper-year undergraduate and graduate students

Unit types

Furnished and unfurnished studio and 1 bedroom apartments, and 2 or 4 bedroom shared apartments (common kitchen, living room and bathroom). Studio and 1 bedroom units are reserved for students in their third year and up.
Studio: Floor Plan | 360° Panorama
1 bedroom: Floor Plan
2 bedroom (bedrooms are rented individually): Floor Plan | 360° Panorama
4 bedroom (bedrooms are rented individually): Floor Plan | 360° Panorama

Lease types

Studio and 1 bedroom apartments are available on month-to-month leases. 2 & 4 bedroom units are rented based on contract terms coinciding with the academic year (8 month contracts for Fall/Winter and 2-4 month contracts for Spring/Summer).

Furnished apartment units may vary, because they have been furnished over time. All units are equipped with a stove/oven and refrigerator/freezer. Each bedroom contains a bedframe/mattress (twin XL) and desk/chair. Storage and living room furniture may also be provided (no TVs).

Unfurnished apartments are equipped with a stove/oven and refrigerator/freezer. You will need to provide your own bedroom, living room and kitchen furniture. If you are in a shared unit, we recommend that you wait until you move in to see if there is furniture/appliances your roommates already have so that you do not bring duplicate items.

Rates

2020-2021 RATES:

Rates
Unit type Contract length Total contract amount* Monthly rent
Studio (unfurnished) Month-to-month - $927
Studio (furnished) Month-to-month - $1,006
Studio (furnished/renovated) Month-to-month - $1,225
1-bedroom (unfurnished) Month-to-month - $1,213
1-bedroom (furnished/renovated) Month-to-month - $1,570
2-bedroom (unfurnished) 4 months $3,244/person -
8 months $6,293/person -
2-bedroom (furnished/renovated) 4 months $3,976/person -
8 months $7,796/person -
4-bedroom (unfurnished) 4 months $2,376/person -
8 months $4,633/person -
4-bedroom (furnished/renovated) 4 months $2,912/person -
8 months $5,723/person -

*Wireless internet, heat, water and power are included in the rent. Includes orientation program. Total contract amount includes a prorated amount for accommodation from August 24 to 31, 2020.

Please note, all rates are subject to change, including meal plan values. All published rates reflect current values, and any approved changes are posted as soon as possible. In the event of a discrepancy between the official rates and the rates published, the official rates shall prevail.

Location

Services

  • Resident Assistant staff (RAs) trained for after hours on-call duties and individual resident support
  • Connections to transit (LRT and bus) on the south end of the mall
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Laundry facilities
  • Evening security agent
  • Community Centre (The Vault)
    • Wireless Internet
    • TV lounge
    • Exercise facility
    • Study space
    • Game and equipment rentals
  • No time to cook? Consider a Voluntary Meal Plan!
Nîpisîy House
Nipisiy House

Nîpisîy House residents have created a friendly, neighbourhood feel in their community. These upper-year undergraduate students live in furnished four and six-bedroom units.

Residents have tons of support and services built right into their residence. They enjoy stepping out of their doors into an active community as much as stepping back inside to relax in their own space.

Who lives here

Upper-year undergraduate students

Unit types

Furnished 4 and 6-bedroom apartments (bedrooms are rented individually)

Lease types

8 month contracts

Units are fully furnished with a bed, dresser and study desk with chair in each bedroom, and a couch, coffee table, tv stand, sofa chairs, dining table and dining chairs in each living area. All kitchens come with a stove/oven and a refrigerator/freezer. You will have to bring your own cooking equipment, linens, etc.

Location

Rates

Rates
Room type Contract length Total contract amount*
4-bedroom 4 months $4,556/person
8 months $9,406/person
6-bedroom 4 months $4,076/person
8 months $8,415/person

*Wireless internet, heat, water and power are included in the rent. Includes orientation program. Total contract amount includes a prorated amount for accommodation from August 24 to 31, 2020.

Please note, all rates are subject to change, including meal plan values. All published rates reflect current values, and any approved changes are posted as soon as possible. In the event of a discrepancy between the official rates and the rates published, the official rates shall prevail.

Services

  • Resident Assistant staff (RAs) trained for after hours on-call duties and individual resident support
  • Laundry facilities
  • Parking available through Parking Services
  • No time to cook? Consider a Voluntary Meal Plan!
International House
Nipisiy House

Students living in I-House love to celebrate community by sharing food, experiences, and stories about themselves and their culture. Residents contribute to the Global Education program by planning events for their community, learning from each other and participating on the I-House Council.

I-House is composed of residents from around the world and from right here in Canada who are excited to live in this purpose-built community. They are mature and like working together - whether just to make dinner or executing large-scale events for the entire international campus community. Learn more about the Global Education Program in I-House.

Who lives here

Upper year undergraduate and graduate students from Canada and around the world. I-House is 1/3 Canadian students and 2/3 international students from 40+ different countries (maximum 12 students per country)

Unit types

Furnished, single dormitory style rooms with private washrooms.
Floor Plan | 360° Panorama

Lease types

8 month contracts

Who can apply

Residents must demonstrate their commitment to global learning and building a welcoming community at I-House. New residents are selected competitively based on their responses to two application questions as well as their places of origin. Returning residents submit a poster demonstrating their contributions and commitment to I-House vision and values.

Location

Rates

Rates
Room type Contract length Total rent*
Single 4 months $3,740
8 months $7,308

Each room is furnished with a twin (XL) bed, desk, chair, a small fridge, storage and closet space, a recycling bin and garbage can
*Includes wireless internet, heat, water, and power, as well as Residence Life and Global Education programming
Residents pay an additional Residence Association fee to the I-House Community Council for on-going student-run programming

Please note, all rates are subject to change, including meal plan values. All published rates reflect current values, and any approved changes are posted immediately. In the event of a discrepancy between the official rates and the rates published, the official rates shall prevail.

Services

  • Resident Assistant (RA) staff trained for after-hours on-call duties and individual resident support
  • Global Education Program staff who work with residents to build community at I-House
  • Communal kitchens
  • Meeting Room
  • Global Culture Studio (student organizing room)
  • Music Room (with piano)
  • TV Lounges
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bike Storage room
  • Parking available through Parking Services
  • Voluntary Meal Plan outside of I-House

Roots of the I-House Community

We:

  • Share our time, heart, and energy to nurture our global community.
  • Respect our own stories and value diverse perspectives and worldviews.
  • Recognize the interconnectedness of our lives and actions in the past, present, and future.
  • Explore our potential in mind, body, spirit and emotion, and support growth in those around us.
  • Make choices with the awareness that each of our actions has global repercussions.
  • Honor the interdependence of all living beings.
  • Develop the skills we need to create the future that we want to see.
  • Trust the strength of our community to support collective success, peace building, and enduring friendships.
  • Commit ourselves to life-long learning and personal development.
  • Embrace the world as global citizens.

Welcome events

Newcomers are greeted by warm, smiling friends who are ready to help everyone move in and feel at home. In Aug/Sept, events are designed to build friendships in the community: a welcome picnic, tea night, campfire, sunset walk, orientation, and more, all wrapped up with an annual fancy gala, the Soirée of Welcome, with presentations, dinner, and live music to welcome new students to the I-House family! During the winter, residents hold a potluck dinner and other fun activities to involve everyone in I-House life.