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Alberta is Canada’s most prosperous province, with almost limitless opportunities available to those who have chosen it as the area in which to undertake an undergraduate degree. From the Rocky Mountains to artistic downtown Calgary to snowboarding in Banff, there is always a new activity to grab your interest. It is an area that is as diverse as it is vibrant.

Alberta’s multicultural population is welcoming, meaning that international students here will immediately feel at home – whilst still experiencing the traditional Canadian lifestyle of sports, healthy living and the outdoors that has made the country such a popular destination. 

Study in Alberta?

Alberta doesn’t have many institutions offering undergraduate courses, but the ones that do are popular and offer many different courses. They are:

Choosing to study a degree in Alberta normally means committing to four years of study, although this can vary depending on the subject, institution and mode of study.

There are also a number of private Christian universities in Alberta offering undergraduate and graduate degrees to those who follow the faith.

Immigration and visas

Most international students will need a study permit to study a degree in Alberta and others may need to apply for temporary residence in Canada.

Everyone must demonstrate:

  • Acceptance from a university or educational institution in Canada
  • Ability to pay tuition fees, living expenses and return fares to their home country
  • Satisfy health requirements
     
From 2013 students from a specified 29 countries and one territory will also need to appear in person to have their fingerprints taken when applying for their temporary residence visa or study permit. The full list can be found on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.

You can find out more about students visas and immigration in Canada at Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Accommodation and living costs

One of the most popular areas for those studying a degree in Aberta is the downtown area of Calgary, which has an artistic and vibrant culture. Alternatively, if you choose to study at the University of Alberta you may choose Upper Edmonton, which has a number of student rentals.

The majority of universities offer accommodation on campus for those who are studying undergraduate courses. If you live on campus you will benefit from being very close to the lecture halls, and all your bills and utilities will be included in your rent. You will live with other students, usually in a shared flat. Depending on your choices and the amount you want to pay you may share a double room.
If you decide to live off campus in a shared flat or house it is likely you will be responsible for paying utilities and bills yourself.

What to do next

If you would like more information about studying a degree in the Alberta, please fill out our Free Application Service and we will get back to you promptly.