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University of Alberta (U of A): Ranking, Acceptance Rate, Admission 2024, Fees

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  • A Shiksha Grade
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  • Estd. 1908
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University of Alberta Highlights

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Year of establishment1908
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Also Known AsUofA
Accepted Exams
Total International Students9036
UG/PG Course Ratio1.28
Endowments ValueCanadian Dollar 1 billion
No.of Campuses5
Accommodation expenses12319 CAD
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Entry Criteria

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MS(34 Courses)
TOEFL: 90.0-100.0
PTE: 61.0-68.0
IELTS: 6.5-7.0
MBA/PGDM(6 Courses)
IELTS: 7.0 & Above
PTE: 68.0 & Above
GMAT: 550.0 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(21 Courses)
IELTS: 6.5 & Above
PTE: 59.0-61.0
TOEFL: 90.0 & Above
B.A.(28 Courses)
IELTS: 6.5 & Above
PTE: 61.0 & Above
TOEFL: 90.0 & Above
B.Ed(23 Courses)
IELTS: 6.5 & Above
PTE: 61.0 & Above
TOEFL: 90.0 & Above
MPH(1 Courses)
IELTS: 7.0 & Above
TOEFL: 92.0 & Above
PTE: 61.0 & Above
B.Sc.(56 Courses)
IELTS: 6.5 & Above
PTE: 59.0-61.0
TOEFL: 90.0 & Above
MEM(1 Courses)
IELTS: 6.5 & Above
TOEFL: 93.0 & Above
PTE: 61.0 & Above
BDS(2 Courses)
IELTS: 6.5 & Above
TOEFL: 90.0 & Above
PTE: 61.0 & Above
MEng(4 Courses)
IELTS: 6.5-7.0
TOEFL: 90.0-93.0
PTE: 61.0-62.0

University of Alberta Fees and Eligibility 2024

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CoursesDuration1st Year Tuition Fees
MS(34 courses)
12 months-3 years
INR 5.3 L - 24.7 L
MBA/PGDM(6 courses)
20 months-2 years
INR 5.4 L - 17.7 L
B.E. / B.Tech(21 courses)
48 months-4 years
INR 16.9 L - 26.2 L
B.A.(28 courses)
4 years
INR 17.9 L - 19.6 L
B.Ed(23 courses)
4 years
INR 16.6 L - 17.9 L
MPH(1 course)
20 months
INR 5.3 L
B.Sc.(56 courses)
4-5 years
INR 16.6 L - 19.6 L
MEM(1 course)
18-24 months
INR 24.7 L
BDS(2 courses)
4 years
INR 22.5 L - 59.2 L
MEng(4 courses)
9-24 months
INR 24.7 L
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Commonly asked questions

On Fees and Eligibility

Q:   What are the minimum English language requirements for the University of Alberta?


All international students are required to prove their proficiency in the English language. The minimum English language requirements for various courses at the University of Alberta are given below.




Overall score of 90 with at least 21 on each of individual skills


Overall 6.5 with at least 6.0 on each test band


Overall 70 with at least 60 on each subset


Overall 61 with a minimum band score of 60

Q:   How much is the University of Alberta fee for international students?


The University of Alberta is a public university. The tuition fees for domestic and international students may vary. The tuition fee at the University of Alberta will depend on the type of programme and level of study you choose. For Indian students, we have provided an estimated tuition fee for some of the most popular courses at the UAlberta. The estimated tuition fees for some popular courses are:


1st Year Tuition Fee


INR 5.25 L – 24.32 L


INR 17.07 L


INR 16.62 L – 25.78 L


INR 24.32 L

University of Alberta Scholarships 2024

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University of Alberta Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :CAD 100 - 135
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Type of documentsApplicable for
SOPNot required
LORNeeded for few courses
EssaysNot required
CVNeeded for few courses
Additional documentsRequired
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Intake seasonDeadline
Fall1ˢᵗ Nov 2023 - 1ˢᵗ Dec 2024
Spring1ˢᵗ Nov 2023 - 1ˢᵗ Mar 2024
Summer1ˢᵗ Jan - 1ˢᵗ May 2024
Winter1ˢᵗ Oct - 1ˢᵗ Nov 2023
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On Admissions

Q:   How can I get admission to the University of Alberta?


International students can get admission to the Alberta University by meeting its admission requirements. The minimum admission requirements for international students to get into the University of Alberta are:

  • Transcripts, Degree certificates, Marksheet
  • English Language Proficiency
  • CV
  • Statement of Intent
  • Writing Samples
  • Letter of References

Q:   What are the documents required while applying to the University of Alberta?


The documents required for admission at the University of Alberta are as follow:

  • Transcripts, Degree certificates, Marksheet
  • English Language Proficiency
  • CV
  • Statement of Intent
  • Writing Samples
  • Letter of References
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Students Ratings & Reviews

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Vibe of Campus
  • Easy going
  • Academically oriented
  • Sporty
  • Multi-dimensional
Student Views
  • 30% students never faced discrimination in this university
Part time work3.3
Post study jobs4
Quality of faculty4
Student Life3.8
Value for money4
Public transportation4
Indian Food3.5
Permanent Immigration4
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BS in Computing Science - Batch of 2024
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
University of Alberta focuses on excellence
Tips: When students move abroad for their academics then they should know what type of struggle they can face in a foreign country. Because there is a significant change in culture so be fully prepared for doing self-work, and cooking because you have to cook your own food. The university is academically excellent and the teaching style is different.
Likes (Value for money): University of Alberta is one of the most highly ranked universities in Canada. And their teaching method, teaching quality is best for me and also for all the other students. I chose computer science course in BS and I am satisfied, I think the course is value for money because I learned lots of things and gained practical knowledge.
Dislikes (Part time work): Now all the scenarios are totally changed because all over the world most students move to Canada that's why competition increased. And if you want part time job then you will have to do hard work to find any part-time job. If you have the skill to do jobs on campus then you should apply as soon as possible. When I did part time along with studying I could easily manage my time.
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Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) - Augustana Campus - Batch of 2022
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
They gave me opportunity.
Tips: Canada is foreigner country. So obviously there are many culture difference. But I love the culture here. I applied for scholarship before the starting of the college and they approved my scholarship. I get $10000 scholarship. All the process details available on the university website. I am satisfied with the University of Alberta and Canada.
Likes (Safety): Safety is the first priority of University of Alberta for students. Campus security team available 24/7 to maintain safe and secure campus environment. University of Alberta provide safety and security programme. Security patrol the campus and respond in emergency.
Dislikes (Indian Food): There are many food option available in Edmonton but the thing is foods are very expensive. Our area have different types of foods like Italian, Chinese, Indian, Mexican etc. If you are international student and doing part time job then the food is expensive for you. I prefer eating from home and cooking by myself, because it is very cheap.
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MSc in Mechanical Engineering - Batch of 2022
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Life changing college for me.
Tips: I am very shy type boy but after coming to Canada I completely changed and my network is big in Canada. When you leave your home country no one can be with you so you are solely facing all the problems and it is life changing for me. This country culture is different. I am not eligible for applying scholarship because my IELTS band is low. But I enjoyed to live in this country.
Likes (Public transportation): Public transportation is best in university of alberta. Because they gives university of alberta student U-pass and who have U-pass they can unlimited access to light rail and tansit buses. It is more affordable compare to buy daily ticket. So most of the student have U-pass. And it's affordable.
Dislikes (Indian Food): Because our area lack of availability of Indian food. In our local area Indian foods are hard to find. Most of the hotel and restaurants are non-vegetarian. But all the foods are available in Edmonton. And eating outside is very costly for international students. So I prefer to cook by myself at home.
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Master of Engineering in Engineering Management (Mechanical Engineering) - Batch of 2023
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
University of Alberta offers fantastic teaching quality.
Tips: I didn't experience any cultural shift after coming to Canada because in this country Indian population is good. So it will be easy to cope with them. However, there was some cultural differences in terms of cooking and part time work experience. I didn't apply for any internship cause my rank was too low. University of Alberta is one of the best universities for me and I love Canada.
Likes (Indian Food): All the types of restaurants are available for you, if you want to eat non-veg or veg. Mostly non-veg restaurants are here. If you don't know cooking you can eat tiffin. Indian foods are also available in the area. But if you eat outside in restaurants or hotels it will be expensive. You can cook for yourself at home and it will be cheap. So I prefer cooking and before moving to Canada please learn cooking.
Dislikes (Internships): University of Alberta faculty members are helpful in finding internships and applying. Faculty have good knowledge about field-related internships so if you have any doubts related to the internship you can contact them and they will resolve your problem. If you want to do field related internship you can meet the faculty.
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BSc in Computer Engineering - Batch of 2024
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
University of alberta is one of the best college.
Tips: Yes moving to new country I experienced transition adapting different culture and way of life is different from yihr hime country. Canada have many culture and different countries people coming canada so there are many cultural shift after coming in this country. I applied before coming canada and a got scholarship.
Likes (Part time work): On campus job vacancy is too low and chamces to get on campus part time job is also low because all the students first try is get part time job on campus. Off campus job is quite difficult to get but you apply all places and definitely you got a once place. Part time job is manageable because you have 20 hours to do job and all time you are free then you can study free time so part time job alnog with academics is manageable for me.
Dislikes (Student Life): I spend my time in campus to do many activities and some events. I enjoy in campus because campus environment is totally different and I loved my spent more and more time in campus. Many events organized by university are orientation week, guest lectures and speaker series, arts and culture events, sports and atheletics events and many more. In this university have many clubs like academic clubs, cultural and ethics clubs, etc.
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University of Alberta Rankings 2024

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Commonly asked questions

On Rankings

Q:   What is the rank of the University of Alberta in Canada?


The University of Alberta is consistently ranked among the best universities nationally and globally. The QS World University Rankings 2023 ranked the University of Alberta #4 in Canada and #110 in the world. Meanwhile, the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 ranked the University of Alberta #6 in Canada and #118 in the world. Similarly, the U.S. News and World Report 2023 ranked the University of Alberta #4 in Canada and #136 among the global universities.

Study in Canada 2024

Average Accommodation Expense

INR 4.4 L (based on 51 colleges)

Average Meals Expense

INR 2.7 L (based on 33 colleges)

Part Time Work

On the Canadian student visa, you have the permission to work for 20 hours/week for a paid job. This cap on... Read more about part time work

Post Study Work Permit

PGWP is usually issued for the length of the study program. The maximum length of the post work permit is 3... Read more about post study work permit

Cost of Visa Application
CAD 150 = INR 9,198
Visa Application Process

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Hot Job Sectors

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Economy Growth Rate

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Q:   How much does it cost to study at Canada?


Tuition fees for Canadian universities vary depending on the program, school and region you choose. Tuition fee for undergraduate programs can cost up from CAD 30,000 to CAD 40,000 per year. Whereas, graduate programs can cost up to 35,000 CAD per year. The cost of living in Canada varies significantly depending on the city or region, however, it is estimated that students require anywhere between CAD 15,000 and 20,000 per year to cover living expenses.

Q:   Can Indian students study free of cost in Canada?


Canadian universities do not offer tuition fee waivers, so, international students need to pay for higher education in Canada. However, there are certain Canadian universities that offer scholarships that cover a significant chunk of the tuition fee. So, international students should arrange for appropriate funds while planning to study higher education in Canada.

Also Read: Top Canada Scholarships for International Students

Q:   How can I get Canada student visa from India?


A Study Permit is the student visa required for international students looking to enroll for a full-time programme in Canada. The Canada student visa costs CAD 150. You will need the following to apply for a Canadian Study Permit.

  • Admission letter from a DLI.
  • A Valid Passport.
  • Results from a medical examination and police verification.
  • Two passport-sized photos of yourself.
  • Proof of funds to support yourself throughout your studies.

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University CityEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
Size of cityMedium
Population of City9,32,546
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4901 - 46 Avenue, Camrose, Alberta, T4V 2R3

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