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University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

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Institute Mission

...to serve our community by the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and the discovery of knowledge through research.

Institute Overview

The University of Alberta (U of A), founded in 1908, is one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities. U of A has 37,000 students, including 3,000 international students. It offers 200 undergraduate specializations and 170 graduate programs in 300 research areas.

U of A is located centrally in the vibrant and prosperous city of Edmonton, Alberta, in Western Canada. A major hub for the oil and gas industries, Edmonton is a modern city with many attractions, located just a few hours from the Rocky Mountains.


  • Home to Canada's National Institute for Nanotechnology, located on the main U of A campus
  • Located in the province of Alberta, which is home of the Rocky Mountains and the booming oil and gas industries
  • More than 200 undergraduate specializations and 170 graduate programs in 18 academic faculties
  • Highest number of 3M Teaching Fellowships in Canada (Canada's highest award for undergraduate teaching excellence)
  • Scholarships for international students, including country-specific awards

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  • Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates

    •  Agriculture
    •  Applied Business Technology
    •  Applied Health Care & Technology
    •  Business Administration
    •  Computer Science
    •  Design & Applied Arts
    •  Education
    •  Engineering
    •  Engineering Technology & Applied Technology
    •  Humanities
    •  Native Studies
    •  Natural Sciences
    •  Nursing & Allied Health
    •  Public Administration
    •  Religious Studies
    •  Visual Arts
    •  University Transfer Programs
    •  Bachelor's Degrees 3 - 4 yrs
    •  Master's Degrees 1 - 2 yrs
    •  Doctor's Degrees

    Admissions Criteria

    Minimum GPA
     Open Admissions
    English Language Proficiency   (Minimum Score)
    TOEFL (Internet-based):
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    Notification of Acceptance
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    Rolling Notification/Varies by Program
    International Application Fee (C$): 
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