University of Alberta

The University

Considered a top five University in Canada, and in the top 100 globally, the school combines excellent instruction, state-of-the-art facilities, well-funded programs, and world-renowned research.

The University of Alberta is consistently ranked among the world’s most international universities by Times Higher Education. It has over 400 teaching and research agreements with governments and partner institutions in nearly 50 countries.

The UofA offers hands-on research which means that you could meet your mentor and learn from award-winning professors while getting involved in research as early as your first year of study. Moreover, it attracts over $500 million annually in research funding from federal and provincial government, industry, and other sources. The researchers at the U of A facilitate across the entire spectrum – from discovery to innovation, to technology development in areas such as health and life sciences, education, energy, business, computer science, agriculture, AI, engineering and many more.

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UAlberta also has over 100 centres and institutes many of which have direct links to industry. By building work experience into your degrees, UofA graduates are some of the most employable in the world. All of them direct-entry have some form of co-op, practicum or internship.

The university receives over $32 million in funding which is available to undergraduates in the form of scholarships, awards, and financial support each year.

Highlights about U Alberta

The University of Alberta is one of Canada’s leading universities and is very popular with students from around the world:

The Province

The province of Alberta is recognized as having one of the strongest economies and highest living standards in the world. Albertans enjoy higher salaries than in any other province in Canada, as well as world-leading education and healthcare systems. Alberta has a high standard of living, diverse and welcoming communities, stunning landscapes.

Salaries in Alberta vary depending on the employer, hours worked and educational qualifications, as well as experience and responsibilities which the position requires. Alberta wages are among the highest in Canada.

Living in Alberta is affordable. Alberta offers higher incomes and lower cost of living. Families in Alberta typically enjoy a higher family income than other parts of Canada. In a 2020 Canadian income survey, Alberta families earned a median income of $104,000 after tax. This is above the Canadian average of $92,400.

Most people living and working in Alberta get free access to medical clinics or hospitals and most medical services covered under the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan.

Alberta has 4 distinct seasons, from hot summers to snowy winters and everything in between. Alberta enjoys the highest number of sunny days in Canada with up to 18 hours of daylight in summer and over 312 days of sunshine each year. It is true that it gets cold in the winter, but homes in Alberta are centrally heated so indoors, you remain warm. The geography gives you a ‘dry cold’ which is easy to manage if you dress warmly for it. With the right clothing and layers, you will be prepared to enjoy all that an Alberta winter has to offer.

Students in Alberta may benefit from low costs of living — there is no provincial sales tax on goods and services — as well as a stunning natural environment comprising mountain ranges, lakes, and prairies.
Students who start their studies in Alberta may be able to broaden their horizons to other schools as well, through the Alberta Transfer Program. This program allows students to undertake studies at one school and then transfer seamlessly to another. This means students may gain admission more easily to some of the most competitive universities in the country for the second or third year of the study program, and also allows for students to obtain multiple degrees.
Below is an approximate estimation of living costs for students in Alberta.

FactorPer month (approx.)Per year (approx.)
Accommodation (shared, off-campus)$550$6,600
Clothing, miscellaneous$150$1,800
Recreation and entertainment$150$1,800
Transportation (Edmonton post-secondary student price)$89.50$1,074
Phone bill$60$720
Cost of living total$1,419.50$17,034

The City

Located in Alberta’s capital, Edmonton, UAlberta has close linkages to the municipal, provincial, and federal governments.

Moving to Edmonton is a big decision and it is important to be aware of the weather you should expect. Edmonton has a relatively dry humid continental climate with extreme seasonal temperatures. Although the city experiences milder winters than either Regina or Winnipeg, Edmonton is located at a latitude farther north. It has warm summers and cold winters, with average daily temperatures ranging from −11.7 °C (10.9 °F) in January to 17.5 °C (63.5 °F) in July. However, temperatures can swing up past 30 °C (86 °F) and down below -20 °C (-4 °F) for a couple of days every year. Despite the temperature swings, Edmonton is one of Canada’s sunniest cities, receiving 17 hours and 16 minutes of daylight at the summer solstice due to its northerly position.

Summer typically lasts from late June until late August and the humidity is seldom uncomfortably high. Winter lasts from November to March and varies greatly in length and severity. Spring and autumn are both short and highly variable. Thunderstorms occur regularly during the summer months, and although they occasionally do damage, they can be spectacular.

Living in Edmonton is fun-filled, it plays host to several large festivals each year, contributing to its local nickname “The Festival City.” Among these festivals is the Edmonton International Fringe Festival, second only to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in size worldwide and the largest of its kind in North America.

Residents of Edmonton enjoy the highest average household income in Canada with an affordable cost of living. Taxes are lower, and there is no provincial sales tax (PST). On average, Edmontonians have more disposable income than most other Canadians.

The Edmonton Transit System is the city’s main public transit agency, operating the Edmonton Light Rail Transit (LRT) line as well as a large fleet of buses. The LRT is expansive, going all the way from the north to the far reaches of the south side. One drawback is that the LRT line only runs north-south, and not east-west.
The Edmonton Transit System incorporates the LRT network that joins major central and downtown areas and a bus system that connects the entire city.


Top 125 in World University Rankings

Top 5 in University Rankings in Canada

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Dates and Deadlines

October 1, 2022Opening application date for admission, awards, and residence
October 1, 2022Opening application date for Spring & Summer 2023 admission.
October 15, 2022Open House
January 11, 2023Entrance Award Application Deadline
February 13, 2023All students can submit new final high school marks in application.
February 16, 2023Deadline to submit Program Change Request form.
March 1, 2023Deadline to submit admission application for most programs.
March 31, 2023Deadline to accept admission offer for Fall 2023 Juris Doctor (Law) program.
April 6, 2023Class Schedule released in BearTracks for planning purposes.
April 30, 2023Deadline to self-report final high school marks in application.
April 30, 2023*Deadline for new students to apply to North Campus residences for a guaranteed spot. Applications may still be considered after this date.
Apr-23Registration for Courses for Fall 2023 opens
March & April 2023Attend a Registration 101 Workshop
May 1, 2023Deadline to accept admission offers made before April 1.  However, admission evaluations are done on a rolling basis. If you receive an offer after April 1, view this page for deadline information. Your offer acceptance deadline can be found on your Launchpad.
June 15, 2023Deadline for post-secondary applicants to submit final transcripts and other requirements.
Jul-23Attend a Student Loan Workshop
August 1, 2023Deadline 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.
Sep-23Classes begin!


1. Admission-based scholarships - no application required!

You could be starting with scholarships you don't even have to apply for! You will be evaluated for these scholarships when you apply for admission. Your eligibility will be based on your high school admission average at the time of your admission offer. We'll assess you for a match to the following and many more. If you are eligible for an admission-based scholarship we will contact you directly!

2. Application-based scholarships

There are even more scholarships and awards for all types of students. Not sure what scholarships you're eligible for? No problem! Fill out our single scholarship application and, based on your background, experiences, academics, and interests, we'll assess you for a match to the following and many more. You must apply to an undergraduate degree program before you can apply for any entrance scholarships. The deadline for application-based scholarships is January 12, 2022. Offers will be made starting in early Winter 2022.

Colleges our Students have been Admitted to:

Year 2022
The University of ArizonaCollege of ScienceComputer ScienceVansh Taneja,
The Millennium School, Amritsar
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San Jose State UniversityComputer ScienceBachelor of ScienceSurleen Randhawa
DAV Public School, Amritsar
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Penn State UniversityCollege of EngineeringComputer ScienceVedant Sharma
Spring Dale Senior School, Amritsar
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San Diego State UniversityComputer ScienceBachelor of ScienceAvreet Singh
Spring Dale Senior School, Amritsar
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Georgia State UniversityCollege of Arts and SciencesMaster of ScienceDishika Taneja
Bhatnagar International School, New Delhi
Scholarship ($19,038)
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Binghampton UniversityComputer ScienceMaster of ScienceAakarsha
Jaypee institute of information technology, Noida
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Steven Institute of TechnologyComputer ScienceMaster of ScienceAakarsha
Jaypee institute of information technology, Noida
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University of MinnesotaBachelor of ArtsPsychologyPuneet Kaur
Spring Dale Senior School, Amritsar
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Michigan State UniversityBachelor of ArtsPsychologyPuneet Kaur
Spring Dale Senior School, Amritsar
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California State University, EastbayBachelor of ScienceHealth ScienceSurleen Randhawa
DAV Public School, Amritsar
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Michigan State UniversityCollege of EngineeringComputer ScienceVedant Sharma
Spring Dale Senior School, Amritsar
Scholarship ($18,000)
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Georgia State UniversityCollege of Arts & SciencesComputer ScienceDishika Taneja
Bhatnagar International School, Delhi
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Ohio UniversityCollege of BusinessFinanceHarnoor Kaur
Cambridge International School,Amritsar
Scholarship (41.64%)
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Purdue UniversityEngineering and CScComputer ScienceRehaan Sharma
DAV Public School, Amritsar
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Drexel UniversityCollege of EngineeringBS in Mechanical EngineeringAnsh Kapoor
G D Goenka Public School, Delhi
Scholarship ($14,400)
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Year 2021
San Diego State UniversityScienceComputer EngineeringSehtej Pal Singh KhehraView Letter
Sacramento StateScienceComputer EngineeringSehtej Pal Singh KhehraView Letter
Kent State UniversityScienceComputer Engineering TechJubreen Kaur DhillonView Letter
University of ArizonaEngineering-----Jubreen Kaur DhillonView Letter
Year 2020
Drexel UniversityScienceComputer ScienceMihir RaoView Letter
The University of IllinoisScienceComputer ScienceMihir RaoView Letter
The Universtiy of ArizonaSciencePre-Computer ScienceMihir RaoView Letter
Georgia Southern UniverstiyScienceComputer ScienceAnav ChugView Letter
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Michigan State UniverstiyScienceComputer ScienceGurveer Singh SohalView Letter
University of California San Diego----------Rishi VashishtView Letter
The Universtiy of IOWAScienceComputer Science and EngineeringShubhkaranView Letter
Purdue UniversityEngineeringEngineeringVanshraj Singh ChawlaView Letter
University of Arizona----------Vanshraj Singh ChawlaView Letter
California State University Bakersfield----------Rishi VashishtView Letter