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To Study abroad in the University of Alberta, you should be conversant with The University of Alberta Admission Status, Scholarships, Tuition Fees, Ranking, Courses Offered.

The University of Alberta, founded in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford (the first premier of Alberta) and Henry Marshall Tory (its first president), is a non-profit, public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The university is commonly called U of A or UAlberta. It has four campuses in Edmonton, one Campus in Camrose, and a staff centre in downtown Calgary. The U of A has about 39,300 students, including 7,700 graduate students and 7,800 international students representing 151 countries.

The university offers post-secondary education in about 200 undergraduate and 170 graduate programs. The academic staff composition of U of A is 3,620, along with 15,380 support and trust staff.

The school’s professors have won more 3M Teaching Fellowships (Canada’s top award for undergraduate teaching excellence) than any other Canadian university, a total of 41 awards since 1986.

QS World University Rankings, 2014 revealed that the top Faculty Area at the University of Alberta is Arts and Humanities, which is ranked 89th in the world; and the top-ranked Subject is English Language and Literature, which is ranked 22nd in the world.

Tuition and fees for both fall and winter semesters are slightly more than $5,000 for a typical undergraduate arts student, although they vary widely by program.

University of Alberta Fees
At UAlberta tuition and fees depends on program of study and are calculated using the school’s cost calculator. However, UAlberta offers world-class education and competitive tuition rates in one of Canada’s most affordable urban centres.

Asides tuition, it is necessary to have an estimate of other costs involved in schooling at UAlberta. Below is an estimate of these relevant costs for the period of 8 and 12 months in Canadian dollars. These costs are estimated based on Statistics Canada data.

8 months ($CAD)   12 months ($CAD)
Food   $2,500   $2700
Clothing   $400   $600
Public Transit Pass   $0   $308
Books and Supplies   $1,200   
Miscellaneous   $1,480   $2,220
Total   $5,580   $5,828
It should be noted that purchase of a meal plan is required for students residing in Lister Hall and optional for those residing in other residences.

Food costs for students living off-campus may vary. Also, a student’s public transit pass for September to April is included in UAlberta’s non-instructional fees.

From May to August, students may purchase a public transit pass. Room and Board costs are estimated $7,153 for 2017-18.

University of Alberta Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
There is no one fixed charge for tuition in UAlberta.

Students are expected to visit the various programmme departments to get their course specific cost or visit the school’s site, searching out their programme of choice and using the cost calculator. However, an estimate to give a general idea of expected cost of studying at UAlberta is not out of place.

Below is an estimate for a UAlberta freshman.

First-year estimate

Tuition fees   $5,321
Non-instructional fees   $1,602
Books and supplies   $1,750
Year 1 total   $8,673
According to uniRank Tuition Range Matrix, cost of schooling in UAlberta for Local Students is within the range of US$5,000 – 7,500 (3,700-5,500 Euro) and for International Students – US$15,000-17,500 (11,000-12,900 Euro).

It should be noted that this estimate does not include room, board or other external costs; and tuition may vary by areas of study, degree level, student nationality or residence and other criteria.

University of Alberta Courses
UAlberta offers a wide range of courses to undergraduate students in every field of study.

A comprehensive list of courses offered is best understood grouped  in their various disciplines, faculties and departments as listed below:

Agriculture (Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (AFHE)): Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science (AFNS); Devonian Botanic Garden; Department of Human Ecology; Department of Renewable Resources; Department of Rural Economy.
Arts (Faculty of Arts): Department of Anthropology; Department of Art and Design; Arts Resource Centre; CSL Community Service-Learning; Department of Drama; Department of East Asian Studies; Department of Economics; Department of English and Film Studies; Department of History and Classics; Office of Interdisciplinary Studies; Department of Linguistics; Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies (MLCS); Department of Music; Department of Philosophy; Department of Political Science; Department of Psychology; Department of Sociology; Women’s Studies Program.
Business (School of Business): Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems (AMIS); Department of Finance and Management Science (FMS); Department of Marketing, Business Economics, and Law (MABEL); Department of Strategic Management and Organization (SMORG).
Education (Faculty of Education): Department of Educational Policy Studies; Department of Educational Psychology; Department of Elementary Education; Department of Secondary Education; Division of Technology in Education (DTE); School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS).
Engineering (Faculty of Engineering): Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering (CME); Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE); Department of Mechanical Engineering; Engineering Co-op Program.
Law (Faculty of Law)
Medicine (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry): Division of Anatomy; Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine; Department of Biochemistry; Department of Biomedical Engineering; Department of Cell Biology; Centre for Neuroscience; Division of Critical Care Medicine; Department of Dentistry; Department of Family Medicine; Health Ethics Centre; Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology; Department of Medical Genetics; Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology; Department of Medicine; Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology; Department of Oncology; Department of Ophthalmology; Department of Paediatrics; Department of Pharmacology; Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Department of Physiology; Department of Psychiatry; Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging; Department of Surgery.
Native Studies (Faculty of Native Studies)
Nursing (Faculty of Nursing)
Pharmacy (Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Recreation (Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation)
Public Health (School of Public Health): Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research; Centre for Health Promotion Studies; Department of Public Health Sciences
Rehabilitation (Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine): Department of Occupational Therapy; Department of Physical Therapy; Rehabilitation Research Centre; Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology; Centre for Studies in Clinical Education (CSCE); Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research (ISTAR).
Science (Faculty of Science): Department of Biological Sciences; Department of Chemistry; Department of Computing Science; Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences; Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences; Department of Physics; Department of Psychology
Campus Saint-Jean (Faculté Saint-Jean (FSJ))
Augustana Campus (Augustana Faculty): Department of Fine Arts; Department of Humanities; Department of Physical Education; Department of Science; Department of Social Sciences.
University of Alberta Admission Requirements
Admission Requirements for Undergraduates: Admission to UAlberta is based on students complete academic history and achievement in three main areas namely – grades, English proficiency, and completion of required subjects.


The minimum admission average accepted at UAlberta varies depending on the Faculty and program of choice, and the averages change each year.
Averages are calculated based on the five subject requirements presented for sudents program of choice. This calculation happens after applying to UAlberta and submitting transcripts and documentation.
Subjects are categorized into a few groups: English, Group A (Humanities/Social Sciences), Group B (Fine Arts), and Group C (Mathematics and Sciences).
Each program have a different selection of required courses.
English Language Proficiency: There are a few ways to meeting UAlberta’s English Language Requirement. They are:

Completing a test of English Language Proficiency and earn the minimum score required by UAlberta;
Completing certain courses that have been approved by UAlberta and achieving a certain minimum grade in that course;
Having previous Education in English as recognized by the University of Alberta;
Completing UAlberta’s Bridging Program.

Selecting a program related to Health Sciences or Education, requires students to meet the Spoken English Language Proficiency Requirement.
Completion of Five Academic Subjects:

Students applying for admission from high school are expected to show that they have successfully completed five academic subjects. The academic subjects to be presented varies by program and Faculty.
Some programs may have post-secondary prerequisites. These are better understood when applying at the univeristy’s website.
Graduate studies admission requirements: International students applying to Ualberta are expected to have acquired or present the following:

International Academic Requirements: Minimum Academic Requirements by Country varies for every country, but share an average standard of second class upper.
International Application Documents: Academic documents (transcripts, degree certificates, marksheets); English Language Proficiency scores such as IELTS, Pearson, TOEFL, etc. (if applicable). Additional departmental requirements, such as: CV, statement of intent, and writing samples; GRE, GMAT, or other test scores; and Reference letters (supply names and email addresses of your references in the online application)
International Application Deadlines: Application deadlines for international students are set by the department delivering the program.  Deadlines may be as early as 12 months before the program begins. Applicants should contact the department well in advance because department deadlines are often tied to funding and award consideration, and international applicants generally need plenty of time (up to six months in some cases) to make arrangements to enter Canada.
English Language Proficiency (ELP)
Application Fee Exemptions: The $100 CAD graduate application fee will be waived for applicants applying from one of the 51 countries listed on the application site, which is based on the United Nations Least Developed Countries list.
Sponsored International Applicants: The University of Alberta has signed agreements to co-sponsor graduate students and promote collaboration in a variety of fields. Sponsored students are international students whose studies are fully or partially funded by their governments, companies, or third-party entities. Support can include funding for tuition, fees, and living expenses. University of Alberta International (UAI) administers all international graduate student scholarship agreements.
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