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  • The University of Alberta is one of Canda's leading teaching and research universities, known for its excellence across the arts, humanities, sciences, business, engineering, and health sciences.
  • U of A offers over 500 graduate programs, 200 undergraduate programs, and 450+ active student groups.
  • University of Alberta has close to 400 teaching and research partnerships in 50 countries, and is one of the world's top 150 universities.
  • The University of Alberta has 18 faculties across 5 campuses.
  • Each year the University enrols over 40,000 students from 156 countries.
  • U of A is located in Edmonton, one of the northernmost cities in the world, with one million residents, and of the strongest economies in the county.
  • The University of Alberta library is the second-largest research kibrary in Canada, with over 4.7 million titles, 8.7 million volumes, and 1.3 million e-books.

University Rankings

  • University of Alberta is ranked amongst the top 5 Research Universities in Canada; 4th in Canada, and #81 in the world for its global research impact, through ew discoveries, fosering social change, and improving human health.
  • U of A is ranked in the top 10 in the by the Centre for World University Rankings by subject for; Paletontology #3, Geology #5, Petroleum Engineering #5, Transplantation, and Sports-related subjects #6.
  • The University of Alberta has produced 75 Rhodes Scholars,and has won 78 national athletics titles.
  • The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranks University of Alberta as #5 best University in the world, while QS world Rankings list U of A as #4, and the Times Higher Education (THE) ranks it at #6.

Faculties and Departments

  • Agricultural life and Environmental Sciences
  • Alberta School of Business
  • Arts
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation
  • Law
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Native Studies
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • School of Public Health
  • Science

Campus Locations

The University of Alberta has 5 campuses located across Edmonton and Camrose, as well as several other locations across the province

  • North Campus
  • The North campus houses 150 buildings, and is located in Edmonton, on the edge of the North Saskatchewan River Valley.

  • Campus Saint Jean
  • Campus Saint Jean offers several degree programs in areas such as arts, science, engineering, commerce, education, nursing, and environmental science, as well as master programs in education and arts. It is located only a short shuttle ride away from the North campus.

  • Augustana Campus
  • The Augustana Campus is located in Camrose, and offers degrees in liberal arts and sciences, this includes outdoor education programs, sports programs, and international study opportunities.

  • Enterprise Square
  • Enterprise square is located in downtown Edmonton. Enterprise square is also home to the Faculty of Extension, TEC Edmonton, the Alberta School of Business, and Alumni relations.

  • South Campus
  • The South Campus includes the Saville Community Sports Centre, and a 32,000 square-metre multi use recreation centre. A lot of the University's agricultural research takes place at the South Campus Edmon Research Station.

Key areas of study

  • Palaeontology
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Transplantation
  • Sports- Related subjects


The University of Alberta awards scholarships to International students who are studying full-time on a student permit, and pursuing an undergraduate degree program at U of A. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic merit, and will be renewed each year, as long as the student maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA throughout the duration of the course. The total cost of the scholarship ranges between $1,500 to $15,000.

Student Services

  • Community Service Learning
  • Through the Community Service-Learning Program, students are able to give back to the community by engaging in hands-on experiences and drawing real-life connections to existing social issues.

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities
  • The Undergraduate Research Initiative delivers funding for undergraduate students to engage in research and creative activities. Since its inception in 2011, the program has supported over 400 projects with $5,000 payments.

  • Student Groups
  • Over 425 student groups on campus provides students with the opportunity to pursue academic, cultural, recreational, and political interests.

  • Study Abroad
  • Students have the options of pursuing studies abroad at any one of the dozens of U of A partner institutions around the world or taking part in exchange programs with members of the Worldwide Universities Network, an association of 23 top research universities.

Clubs and Societies

The University of Alberta has over 400 clubs and other student associations. Clubs are great ways t meet new people and increase your social network. The university has clubs for everyone, including recreational, cultural, academic, and political clubs.

The campus has more than 450 student groups on campus, including:

  • Faculty/Departmental Associations.
  • Residence Associations
  • Men's and Women's Fraternities
  • Political/ Special Interest
  • Hobby/Interest
  • Religious
  • Leadership
  • Social Justice/Public Service

On-Campus Accommodation

The University of Alberta offers two types of residences on campus:

  1. Furnished, dormitory style residences
  2. Unfurnished apartments and town houses.
Furnished Dorms
  • Lister Residence
  • Residents in Lister are first year students from Canada and around the world and are supported by student staff members in upper years of study. Lister students are immersed in a community atmosphere sharing their day-to-day lives and connecting to others with the same interests, classes or program. They quickly make friends that become a family and can last a lifetime.

  • International House
  • I-House is home to residents from Canada and around the world, who contribute to the Global Education program.

    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 TYPE: 8-month contract; Spring/Summer housing also available.

    APPLYING: 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.

  • HUB
  • The Hub is located -

    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!

    HUB is a unique residence located in the high traffic campus shopping mall. Residence units are accessed through staircases leading to the mall.

    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 TYPE: 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).

  • Newton Place
  • Newton residents enjoy the simplicity and independence of apartment living. They have access to trained after hours building support and value a safe and quiet community.

    Newton Place is in a great location with lots of services nearby: classes, restaurants, grocery stores, transit and even a student lounge right inside the building!

    Newton Place is a highrise apartment building in a great location near many services.

    WHO LIVES HERE: Third year (and up) undergraduate and graduate students, and student couples (including students who parent) in any year of study.

    UNIT TYPES: Unfurnished Apartments

    Studio (Floor Plan)

    1 Bedroom (max. 2 people - Couple) (Floor Plan | 360° Panorama)
    2 Bedroom (max. 2 Adults - Roommates. Please contact Housing Services for information about maximum occupancy with children.)(Floor Plan)

    LEASE TYPE: Annual term lease ending on July 31 of each year (the first lease is 11 months in length and renewals are 12 months). Multiple-occupancy units are rented to one primary leaseholder who must be a UAlberta student (only one person per unit need apply).