Universities in Alberta are a great reason to study in Canada! Internationally-recognized, affordable and ready to meet the needs of local and international students, universities in Alberta provide the opportunity to learn and explore both in and outside of the classroom.

Universities in Alberta can be public or private, and they offer 3- and 4-year bachelor's degrees, 2-year associate's degrees and, at the graduate level, master's and doctoral degrees. Most universities are general education institutions offering degree programs in a wide range of academic fields, but some are more specialized. For instance, universities in Alberta may be faith-based (Christian or Catholic) or field-specific (for instance, an art and design school).

Universities in Alberta not only come in different types, they also come in different sizes, with anywhere between 80 and 50,000 undergraduate students. In fact, a single large university can offer literally hundreds of undergraduate programs!

Many universities in Alberta have on-campus residences, allowing for a welcoming immersion into campus and community life. With campuses in major cities and more rural communities, university programs in Alberta are easily accessible, and attract a diverse student body from home and abroad.

Use the links in the menu on the right to read more about how to prepare for, choose and apply to universities in Alberta. You'll also find information on international student scholarships, university accreditation, international recognition of Canadian university degrees, and more, including a sample application timeline and section of common questions. You'll find everything you need to know about universities in Alberta!