One of the top five universities in Canada and ranked in the top 100 institutions in the world, the University of Alberta (The U of A) is a large, immersive and inspirational institution.
Over 36,000 students call The U of A home, with 7,000 international students. There are more than 130 nationalities represented at the university.
Founded in 1908, The U of A has a strong history of innovative teaching and research. This has consequently built its international reputation as a leading university. It consistently fares well in global university rankings and stands out in many subject areas.
International students will feel at home on campus, as the dedicated International Student Services team is very helpful and friendly. Students can choose from a variety of on-campus accommodations to suit their needs, as well as receive awards for academic excellence in the form of scholarships.
There is plenty for students to get involved in outside of study time. Many students are attracted to the U of A because of its diverse and vibrant location. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, students can enjoy a young, vibrant city with a strong and dynamic economy. The north campus is above the beautiful North Saskatchewan River valley, one of the continent's biggest urban parklands, where students can bike, hike, ski, and much more.
The university strives to create an empowering student experience that prepares individuals to make a positive difference to the world after they graduate. The U of A has one of the highest graduate employment rates in Canada, and the province of Alberta has the highest average salaries in the country.