Am I Eligible?

As a UAlberta student, you can participate in an Education Abroad program if you meet the eligibility requirements below. 

Some institutions may also have their own set requirements, such as a higher GPA than the minimum indicated below. You'll find this information in the Program Finder.

Exchange and Summer Programs

You must:

  • be registered as a full-time UAlberta student
  • have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and a 2.7 GPA in your most recently completed Fall or Winter term at UAlberta
    • Business students require a cumulative and current GPA of 3.0 (calculated from the point of admission into the School of Business) at the time of the exchange application deadline
    • Law students require a cumulative and current GPA of 2.7 
    • Engineering students require a cumulative 3.3 GPA in in the last four academic terms to go abroad (can apply after three terms)
  • complete at least 12 credits by the abroad application deadline (15 credits if you're in the Faculty of Science)
  • complete at least 18-30 credits (2 terms of full-time status) at UAlberta before going abroad

Keep in mind that most courses offered during the summer are at the undergraduate level. Graduate students are still eligible to apply.

UAlberta alumni and staff are also eligible to apply for many of the Summer Abroad Programs

Discover e3

e3 locations are open to post-secondary students from all disciplines and from all post-secondary institutions.

Applicants should:

  • have a cumulative GPA of 2.3or higher as required by your home Faculty
  • have successfully completed at least 12-credits at UAlberta by the application deadline2
  • INTERNSHIPS - students seeking e3 internship placements must have completed 24 credits2 by the application deadline
  • have a valid passport and be eligible to study and work in the destination country

1 equivalencies will be considered for students applying from outside UAlberta
2 or the equivalent of full-time first year studies at your local institution


Students are required to have at least 30 credits completed at the time of application for an internship program. Generally, you must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and a 2.7 GPA in your most recently completed term at UAlberta. However, some internship programs have different requirements. This information will be outlined in the Program Finder.