University of Alberta in Edmonton is one of Canada's top teaching and research u

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The University of Alberta in Edmonton is one of Canada's top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering and health science .

The University of Alberta has 18 faculties on five campuses-four in Edmonton, one in Camrose. North Campus has 150 buildings covering 50 city blocks nestled on the edge of the North Saskatchewan River.

Quick Facts

200+ undergraduate programs

500+ graduate programs

40,061 students from 156 countries

75 Rhodes Scholars

741 National 3M Teaching Fellows

78 national athletics titles


The U of A is one of the world's top research universities — fourth in Canada and eighty-first in the world for research impact.

Distinctively U of A

The University of Alberta is located in one of the northernmost major cities in the world. Edmonton is a city with one million residents and one of Canada's strongest local economies. Like the university, Edmonton is a place where people come together to build, create and change things for the better. It is a place where good ideas have a strong chance to become reality.

The Faculty of Native Studies, the only faculty of its kind in Canada, provides undergraduate programs specializing in the study of Aboriginal experiences and issues of language, culture, land and resources.

The U of A Libraries is Canada's second-largest research library containing more than 4.7 million titles, 8.7 million volumes, 1.3 million e-books and 1,700 databases.

The Peter Lougheed Leadership College offers students an inclusive, interdisciplinary undergraduate leadership development program. Students gain real-world advice from established professionals in their specific industries or subject areas.

Student Opportunities

The University of Alberta offers hundreds of options for students to expand their education and experience beyond their courses.

First-year Estimate-Undergraduate

The following figures are for Canadian students, based on one year of full-time study in a general Arts program for 2020-21; fees are subject to change every year.

International students, including international students in Canada on a study permit: please see international tuition fees or use the Cost Calculator.

Undergraduate Admissions & Programs

Tuition fees        $5,690

Non-instructional fees   $1,750

Books and supplies         $1,750

Year 1 total         $9,190

Residence and meal plan*           $12,400*

Year 1 total in residence                $21,590

*Based on a single room with private washroom in Schaffer for eight months, with a 7-day meal plan.

Dates and Deadlines

Timeline for Fall 2021 Applicants

Below are some key dates and milestones for Fall 2021 admission. For more details, see the University Calendar»

October 1, 2020                Opening application date for admission, awards, and residence

October 1, 2020                Opening application date for Spring & Summer 2020 admission

October 15-17, 2020        Open House

December 15, 2020         Entrance Award application deadline

February 15, 2021            Begin updating new final high school marks in application

March 1, 2021    Deadline to submit admission application for most programs. Find a list of programs taking applications beyond this deadline.

March & April 2021          Attend a Registration 101 Workshop

April 2021            Course registration opens for students who have accepted their offer and paid their tuition deposit.

April 30, 2021*   Deadline to apply to residence for a guaranteed spot*

May 1, 2021        Deadline to accept admission offer. However, admission evaluations are done on a rolling basis. If you receive an offer after May 1, view this page for deadline information.

August 1, 2021

Deadline to submit outstanding documents for high school students. For Alberta applicants, high school transcripts are automatically obtained on your behalf and are typically received by the Registrar’s Office in early August.

September 2021               Classes begin!

* Deadline to apply for guaranteed housing. Residence applications may still be considered after this date.

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