Established in 1908, the University of Alberta is a public research university that is located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The university offers a range of academic and professional programs leading to undergraduate and graduate-level credentials, along with a strong focus on research. 

The university has 18 faculties which are further divided into schools that teach various courses/subjects. The faculties include the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, Alberta School of Business, Faculty of Arts, Augustana Campus, Campus Saint-Jean, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Extension, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Faculty of Native Studies, Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Public Health and the Faculty of Science. The university has two affiliated colleges, St. Joseph’s College and St. Stephen’s College. 

Further, the University of Alberta offers a plethora of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as credential and exchange programs. Also, a Professional Development Course is run by the university that helps students to develop a better understanding of the curriculum. It not only sharpens the skills of students but also provides the required knowledgeThe aim of specialized courses is to provide students with expert guidance. 

The University of Alberta, Canada, comprises of five campuses, including North Campus, South Campus, Campus Saint-Jean, Augustana Campus, and Enterprise Square. Located on the banks of the River North Saskatchewan, North Campus is the main campus that is spread across 200 acres of land. This campus comprises of over 150 buildings. It was built by Barton Myers in 1969. All the university campuses provide accommodation with all the necessary facilities required for the convenience of students. 

The Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation takes care of the athletics program of the university and operates a number of intramural, sports club and group fitness programs. The university’s varsity sports programs include basketball, cricket, cross-country, curling, dodgeball, football, golf, hockey, inner tube water polo, rugby, soccer, swimming, track and field, tennis, volleyball, and wallyball, wrestling 

The University of Alberta has a long list of notable alumni which include Joe Clark – Former Prime Minister of Canada, Beverley McLachlin – Canadian Jurist, George Stanley – Canadian Historian, Daryl Katz – Canadian Businessman, Rona Ambrose – Former Member of the Canadian House of Commons, John Bell – Canadian Immunologist, Manjit Minhas – Canadian Entrepreneur, Jinder Mahal – Professional Wrestler, Ahad Raza Mir – Actor and Sara Canning – Canadian Actress among several others.

University at a glance

Total International Students9,036
UG/PG Course Ratio1 : 1.28
Endowments ValueCAD 1 billion
No.of Campuses5
Yearly Hostel & Meals ExpenseINR 6.6 Lakh
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CoursesDuration1st Year Tuition Fees
MS(9 Courses)15 – 36 MonthsINR 4.9L – 14.3L
BBA(1 Course)4 YearsINR 15.6L
MEM(2 Courses)1.5 – 2.5 YearsINR 5L – 5.5L
MBA(6 Courses)20 MonthsINR 16.3L – 21.3L
MEng(4 Courses)0.7 – 2 YearsINR 5L – 8.6L
BE/Btech(11 Courses)4 YearsINR 15.6L – 22.8L
BSc(5 Courses)4 YearsINR 15.6L – 17L
MA(1 Course)2 YearsINR 6.5L
Other Courses(22 Courses)1 – 4 YearsINR 5L – 51.5L

Entry Criteria

MS(9 Courses)IELTS: 6.5-7TOEFL: 88-100PTE: 59-68
BBA(1 Course)IELTS: 6.5 & AboveTOEFL: 90 & AbovePTE: 59 & Above
MEM(2 Courses)IELTS: 6.5 & AboveTOEFL: 93 & AbovePTE: 59 & Above
MBA(6 Courses)GMAT: 550 & AboveGRE: AcceptedIELTS: 6.5-7
MEng(4 Courses)IELTS: 6.5-7TOEFL: 88-93PTE: 59-62
BE/Btech(11 Courses)IELTS: 6.5 & AboveTOEFL: 90 & AbovePTE: 59-61
BSc(5 Courses)IELTS: 6.5 & AboveTOEFL: 90 & AbovePTE: 59-61
MA(1 Course)IELTS: 7 & AboveTOEFL: 95 & AbovePTE: 65 & Above
Other Courses(22 Courses)IELTS: 6.5-7.5TOEFL: 90-100PTE: 59-68

On campus accommodation



  • University’s Residence Services provides on-campus housing for both undergraduate and graduate students, including those with families
  • University has 13 halls of residence

Off campus accommodation


Details for off-campus

  • The average rent is 550 to 650 CAD/month
  • The residence type includes homestays, studio apartments, 3 bedroom apartments, 4 bedroom apartments and shared apartments
  • The apartments are fully furnished with free Hi-speed WIFI, secured access and central air-conditioning facility
  • The apartments include shared kitchens, parking space and laundry facility
  • There is a separate maintenance team available in most of the apartments for the quick resolution

Know more about Studying in Canada

Studying Canada Details
Average 1st Year Tuition CostBE/Btech INR 18.3 L|MS INR 9.5 L|BBA INR 13 L|BSc INR 12.3 L|MEng INR 13.7 L|MIM INR 16.1 L|MBA INR 23.6 L|MASc INR 12.4 L|MA INR 8.1 L|BHM INR 12.5 L|MEM INR 11.7 L
Average Hostel & Meals ExpenseINR 5.3 L (based on 103 colleges listed on
Average Admission Exam ScoresTOEFL: 85|IELTS: 6.5|PTE: 59|GRE: 308|GMAT: 560
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