University of Alberta (Edmonton)

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General information for exchange students

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Academic calendar

Semester I: 1st week of September – end of December
Semester II: 1st week of January – end of April


Graduate (master) students must show proof of English proficiency; more information
This could be VWO with minimum grade 7 for English or a degree from a programme where the language of instruction is English

Undergraduate (bachelor) students will receive a letter stating their English proficiency from the International Office.

Areas of study open to exchange students

All except for:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy (unless within the Pharmacy exchange program)
  • Criminology
  • Arts and Design
  • the course called BUS 201 is not open to exchange students
  • some Business courses, mostly Accounting courses
  • Any courses or programs described in Bear Tracks as being closed to exchange students
  • Faculty of Extension courses (i.e. with course code starting with EX)
  • Unless your exchange is specifically to the University of Alberta's Augustana Campus, you should not plan to take courses there (i.e. avoid courses with course codes starting with AU)

Undergraduate students cannot take graduate-level courses but grad students may be able to take undergraduate-level courses.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction


Housing assistance


Estimated living costs per month

This is what it might cost a single student to live in Edmonton for a period of time. Please note that this is an estimate and is subject to change.

More information for undergraduate students en graduate students.

Below is what it might cost a single student to live in Edmonton for 4-8 months. Please note that this is an estimate and is subject to change and is in Canadian dollars.

  4 Months 8 Months
Accomodation (shared) $2000 -
$4000 -
Accomodation (private) $3152 -
$6304 -
Food $2000 $4000
Clothing $400 $800
Health Insurance $158 $304
U-PASS $141.67 $283.34
Books and Supplies $1000 $2000
Miscellaneous $1320 $2640
Total (shared accomodation) $7013.67 -
$14,027.34 -
Total (pricate accomodation $8165.67 -
$16,331.34 -

The miscellaneous category includes phone ($50/month), laundry ($30/month), pharmacy ($15/month), Recreation & Entertainment ($50/month) and Dental ($20/month)

U-Pass is a group discount program, which lowers the cost of transit for University of Alberta students.

All students pay a low mandatory U-Pass fee each fall and winter term, which is much lower than the cost of purchasing monthly passes for the same period of time because costs are spread over a large participant base

Credits and grading

You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

4 places per year, selection might be necessary in 2022-2023

Photo by student Monisa Javari



If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office.