The University of Alberta’s vision since its inception 100 years ago has been to be one of the world’s great universities for the public good, an institution for the “uplifting of the whole people” in the words of our first president, Henry Marshall Tory. Today that vision endures and is built upon a foundation of institutional values, vision, mission, and cornerstones. In Dare to Discover President Indira Samarasekera outlines our blueprint for greatness as we enter our second century.
Within a vibrant and supportive learning environment, the University of Alberta discovers, disseminates, and applies new knowledge through teaching and learning, research and creative activity, community involvement, and partnerships. The University of Alberta gives a national and international voice to innovation in our province, taking a lead role in placing Canada at the global forefront.
To inspire the human spirit through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery, and citizenship in a creative community, building one of the world’s great universities for the public good.
Academic Programs :
Faculties and Departments
Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
Business, School of
Graduate Studies and Research
Library and Information Studies, School of
Medicine and Dentistry
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Physical Education and Recreation
Public Health, School of
St. Joseph's College
St. Stephen's College
Admission information :
Admission to the U of A is based on various general and Faculty-specific requirements.
English Language Proficiency
All students are required to meet spoken and written English language requirements (French, if applying to the Faculté Saint-Jean) in order to be admitted.
Each Faculty has specific admission requirements for their individual degree programs that must be met.
Entry Level Equivalents
Students who have attended school outside Alberta should ensure that their secondary education background meets the equivalent subject requirements.
All degree programs have a minimum admission average that must be met prior to being admitted.
Tuition and Fees :
Every course at the University of Alberta has a fee index. A student's fees are assessed once they have registered. For Spring/Summer registrations, student-specific fee assessments are available online in early April. For Fall/Winter registrations, student-specific online fee assessments are available in late July.
Financial Aid Information:
- University of Alberta scholarships and awards is proud to award over $21 million in undergraduate scholarships each year to outstanding students.
- University Bursaries and Emergency Funding - administers a number of financial aid programs to both undergraduate and graduate students who are experiencing financial difficulties, including supplementary bursaries and emergency student loans
- Student Financial Aid Information Centre (SFAIC) - is a Students' Union initiative that offers assistance to students in completing their application forms for government student loans; financial information on budgeting, debt control and financial management; and ACCESS Fund bursaries.
The three offices above are part of the Student Financial Resources Centre, located in Room 1-80 Student's Union Building, which is a collaborative effort of the Office of the Registrar and Student Awards*, Student Services, and the Students' Union.
Tthe University of Alberta International Centre administers an International Student Emergency Loan Fund and an Emergency Bursary Fund to assist students caught in emergency situations.