Alberta was founded in 1908 and has an extensive record of innovative education. As a result, it has strengthened its reputation as a top university globally. With a reputation for excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, artistic disciplines, business, engineering, and medical sciences, it is one of the most prestigious public research universities in the world. The University draws the greatest and brightest minds from all over the world thanks to its world-class facilities, which include the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology and Canada’s National Institute for Nanotechnology. The most popular courses offered by the college include Nursing, Petroleum Engineering, Mining & Mineral Engineering, Environmental Science & Engineering, Instruments Science & Technology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Food Science & Technology, and Agriculture Science.


According to the U of A’s most recent available administrative database- 

  • The student population is recorded as being 54.7 percent female and 45.3 percent male. In response to the census, students self-identified as 59.1 percent women, 38.3 percent men, 3.0 percent non-binary, 0.9 percent transgender, and 0.2 percent Two-Spirit, while 0.7 percent self-identified as another gender identity.
  • 40,061 students from 156 countries
  • 80% undergraduate students, 20% graduate students
  • more than 7,000 international students from over 150 countries
  • more than 300,000 alumni
  • 800+ teaching and research agreements with 50 countries
  • 75 Rhodes Scholars (Prestigious scholarship awarded for PG studies at the University of Oxford.)
  • Athletic excellence: 78 national titles (3rd most in Canada), 2,907 AcademicAll Canadians (most in Canada) 

There are four main factors that will influence how much your degree will cost: 

  • Instructional (tuition) fees: These cover the cost of your courses and instruction. Different programs will have different costs.
  • Non-instructional fees: These cover various student services and benefits.
  • Books and supplies: Every course requires reading and textbooks; the cost can vary greatly for each course or program. The cost outlined in the first-year estimate table is an estimated average only.
  • Living arrangement: Whether you choose to live at home, in residence, or off campus will impact the overall cost of your degree.
  • The tuition charged from Fall 2023 varies on the basis of the program chosen.
DEGREEFEES (1st year)(INR)
B.Sc17-20 L
BBA17-18 L
BA17-20 L
  1. Admission Based-
  • International Admission Scholarship- Top students could receive up to $5,000 CAD, depending on admission average
  • Regional Excellence Scholarship- Top students from certain regions could receive up to $5,000 CAD, based on admission average.
  • Gold Standard Scholarship- The top 5% of students in each faculty could receive up to $6,000, depending on the admission average.
  1. Application Based-
  • President’s International Distinction Scholarship- Students with a superior admission average and demonstrated leadership qualities entering their first year of an undergraduate degree on a Student Visa Permit could receive up to $120,000 CAD.
  • International Leader Scholarship- Well-rounded leaders with superior academics may receive up to $10,000 CAD.

Admission is based on your complete academic history and achievement in three main areas: your grades, your English proficiency, and completion of required subjects.  

  • Students applying for admission from high school must show that they have successfully completed five academic subjects.
  • The academic subjects you need to present will vary by program and Faculty.
  • Mathematics is required for engineering, business, and most science programs.
  • Final class 12th Boards mark sheet is required for final admission
  • Students in CBSE or CISCE schools presenting 75%+ on their final Class XII exams meet UAlberta English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements.
  • For others:
UAlberta will accept one of the following:Detail and conditions
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Internet Based (iBT), In-person or special at-home edition.
When requesting TOEFL scores, use the:
Institution Code: 0963
Department Code: 00
iBT: At least 90 with a minimum score of 21 points in each section

PBT is no longer accepted
IELTS (Academic) (International English Language Testing System)At least 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
Duolingo English Test120 for English Language Proficiency, with no subscore below 100
CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language assessment) Either CAEL (paper) or CAEL CE (computer)A score of at least 70, with no band less than 60
CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)At least 4.5, with no part lower than 4
Cambridge English ScaleAt least 180 on the C1 Advanced, with no less than 170 in each skill  or

At least 180 on the C2 Proficiency with no less than 170 in each skill
PTE (Academic) (Pearson Test of English Academic)At least 61, with no less than 60 in each communicative skill

The University of Alberta is one of the top 100 universities according to Graduate Employability Rankings by QS, 2022. Alberta has one of the highest graduate employment rates in Canada, and the province of Alberta has the most significant average salaries in the country.

Annual Average Salary69,000 CAD (42. 79 lakhs INR)
Annual Average Salary of MBA Graduates93,000 CAD (57.62 lakhs INR)
Average Salary of B.Com. Graduates62,495 CAD (38.72 lakhs INR)
Graduate Employment Rate (Within 1 Year of Graduation)83.5%
MBA Employment Rate (Within 3 Months of Graduation)85%
Top RecruitersRBC Royal Bank, Aurora Cannabis, Amazon, KPMG, Deloitte, Alcanna, WestJet


  1. It is strongly encouraged to apply online through the Study Permit Made Canada (IMM1294) application form
  2. SDS (Student Direct Scheme) is applicable to Indians and can make the process faster (be mindful of regulations). The application fee is 150 CAD (approx 9265.98 INR)
  3. You must include the University of Alberta Designated Learning Institution (DLI) number after filling out the form.