University of Alberta:
The University of Alberta (UA) is one of Canada's top universities and among the world's leading public research-intensive universities, with a reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering, and health sciences.
UA is a busy place - 38,000 students across 18 faculties at five separate campus locations - four in Edmonton, one in Camrose - plus other unique locations across the province. North Campus - this is the main campus located in Edmonton. Students might also be able to take classes at Faculty Saint Jean, located about 4km to the east and connected to the North Campus by free shuttle service multiple times per day.
Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta. Edmonton is a cultural, governmental and educational centre. It hosts a year-round slate of festivals, reflected in the nickname "Canada's Festival City". It is home to North America's largest mall, West Edmonton Mall, and Fort Edmonton Park, Canada's largest living history museum.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Sophomores encouraged to apply; must have at least 60 credits by program start date
Must not be in graduating semester (last semester).
Must have at least a cumulative GPA 2.5 of or above.
Length of Stay:
One or two semesters.
Program Fees and Costs:
Exchange students pay AUS tuition fees for the full course load (12-16 credits) in addition to Student Activities fees. Any additional costs including housing, lab fees, meal plans, books and insurance will be paid directly to the host university.
Students are required to live on campus. UA offers housing accommodation on campus (gender-inclusive housing is available) for students who apply and pay required fees before the deadline. To view housing options, visit the website: https://www.ualberta.ca/campus-life
. Also, students can contact UA Residence Services at email@example.com
Students must apply to the Canadian Embassy/Consulate. They must make an appointment and follow up with the required documentation, such as the letter of acceptance and bank statement. See https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/contact-ircc/offices/international-visa-offices/abu-dhabi.html
for complete information on the visa application process. Also, students can contact one of the UOA International Student Advisors at firstname.lastname@example.org
All exchange students must have valid health insurance coverage during their stay abroad. They can either purchase their own or from UA. Follow instructions given by the host university. Please go to https://www.ualberta.ca/international-student-services/money-insurance-permits-guide/health-insurance
and open the tab for "University of Alberta Health Insurance Plan (for those studying less than 12 months)" under "Basic Health Care Plans" for more information, including information about costs.
Students may register for any CAS courses.
The College of Engineering is CEAB accredited, which is the Canadian body for ABET. The available engineering programs at UA are:
- Biomedical, Chemical and Materials
- Civil, Electrical and Computer
- Mining and Petroleum
- Engineering Safety & Risk Management
The College of Business Administration is AACSB-accredited. Students are encouraged to take their general education (humanities, etc.), free electives and Business electives (MJR or MIN electives). Students can take major or required courses during their study abroad semester after getting the approval from SBA at AUS. University of Alberta has a list of unique international business classes in globalization, international marketing and finance, and regional courses. For more information on the courses please visit: https://catalogue.ualberta.ca/Course/Faculty?facultyCode=BC
Students must fill out the AUS course permission form to get their courses approved by the Associate Dean of their school and the Registrar. Upon approval, students students will also be informed the grades required to transfer credits. Students must achieve the minimum grade as indicated on the form in order to receive course credit (requirements for credit transfer vary by program). Each study abroad case is subject to approval.
AUS students on grants/scholarships must obtain approval from the Office of Financial Grants and Scholarships before starting a semester abroad at a host university. In cases where the AUS student pays tuition directly to AUS for study abroad, the student will continue to use their AUS grants and AUS-funded scholarships for that semester abroad. These students should speak with the Financial Grants and Scholarship Manager for more information. Students sponsored by an organization outside of AUS are responsible for making arrangements with their sponsor.