International Students Brochure 2023/24

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For more than 100 years, Mount Royal University has been committed to providing quality post-secondary education in Calgary, Alberta. We offer future-focused programs taught by passionate professors in small class sizes. Confidently prepare for your future career or graduate school in a safe and inclusive environment at Mount Royal.

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The International Student Support Centre (ISSC) provides a dedicated space for you to get information and connect with other international and Canadian students. Study, practice your language skills, join events, and engage in social and cultural activities. youprovidewith: admissions and recruitment specialist to help you with the application process advisor to guide you through course selection immigration and study permit information Learning Services to support you with tutoring, writing and studying workshops, and mentorship opportunities



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Work and study

Gain valuable work experience while you study. Many MRU programs include required or optional work placement opportunities to help prepare you for life after graduation. You can also visit Career Services for further help connecting with employers, jobs and career opportunities. Visit to learn more.

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Our smaller classroom sizes support your learning while our innovative laboratories, simulation centres and research opportunities prepare you for future work or graduate school. Begin your Canadian experience at Mount Royal and be ready for the next step in your life – anywhere in the world.

Make Calgary your new home LARGEST CITY IN ALBERTA More than 1.6 million people call Calgary home SUNNY WEATHER Canada’s sunniest major city with an average of 333 days of sun each year Average daytime high » in July: 24 degrees Celsius » in January: -3 degrees Celsius PERFECT FOR SNOW SPORTS On average, 128 cm of snow falls per year CULTURAL DIVERSITY Calgary has people from over 200 ethnic backgrounds FUN AND FESTIVE More than 30 major festivals each year, the Calgary Stampede and four professional sports teams to cheer for EXTENSIVE PARKS AND PATHWAYS Cycle or walk along more than 905 km of pathways and 95 km of trails – the largest bikeway network in North America

Residence staff live on-site to ensure a positive and safe space for living and learning. Be part of a vibrant student community and enjoy easy access to on-campus resources like the Recreation Centre, Wellness Services and the Riddell Library and Learning Centre.

Residence Services guarantees placement for all new Mount Royal students. To be eligible for this guarantee, you must apply and pay your security deposit by June 15, 2023. For more information about living in Residence, including estimated costs, visit private, lockable and fully furnished bedroom kitchen and furnished living space, including a TV bathrooms (shared by no more than two students) utilities and internet laundry facilities operated by a mobile app » storage lockers Want to see more of Residence? Take a video tour of our units at

Mount Royal offers a small town feel while still being close to big city amenities, shopping and entertainment. Plus, MRU is only an hour’s drive away from world-class tourist destinations like Banff National Park.

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Bachelor of Interior Design 2P, 3 Grade 12 English, Grade 12 math

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Bachelor of Computer Information Systems Grade 12 English, Grade 12 math


Canadian Nursing

Bachelor of Arts Criminal Justice, Psychology, Policy Studies Grade 12 English, Grade 12 math


Bachelor of Education 3 Elementary Grade 12 English, Grade 12 math OR Grade 12 language other than English

Bachelor of Arts Anthropology, English, History, Sociology, Undeclared Grade 12 English, Grade 12 math OR Grade 12 language other than English

Bachelor of Science Biology [B], Chemistry [CH], Computer Science [CS] Environ mental Science [ES], General Science [GS], Geology [GE] [B, CH, CS, ES, GS, GE] Grade 12 English [B, CH, CS, ES, GS, GE] Grade 12 math [B, CH, ES, GS, GE] Grade 12 chemistry

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CERTIFICATES Studies in Nursing, Nursing RN degree Degree in Kinesiology, Physical Kinetics or to RN degree Advanced Accounting [AA] Human Resources [HR], Marketing [M] [AA] Accounting 2121 [AA, HR, M] Degree English Language Proficiency English Language Proficiency


Proficiency Personal Fitness Trainer English Language Proficiency

Funeral Director

Bachelor of Social Work Grade 12 English, Grade 12 social studies (2 YEARS) 2M Grade 12 English, Grade 12 math Social Work Grade 12 English , Grade 12 social studies English Language Proficiency English Language

Bachelor of Midwifery 2C, 3 Grade 12 English, Grade 12 math, Grade 12 biology, Grade 12 chemistry

Bachelor of Nursing 3 Grade 12 English, Grade 12 math, Grade 12 biology, Grade 12 chemistry

Bachelor of Communication Broadcast Media Studies [BMS], Information Design [ID] 2N, Journalism and Digital Media [JDM], Public Relations [PR] 2N [BMS, ID, JDM, PR] Grade 12 English [BMS, JDM, PR] Grade 12 social studies

Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting, Finance, General Management, Human Resources, International Business, Marketing, Supply Chain Management Grade 12 English, Grade 12 math

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Bachelor of Child Studies Early Learning and Child Care, Child and Youth Care Counsellor Grade 12 English


Bachelor of Health & Physical Education Athletic Therapy [AT], Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership [EOL], Physical Literacy [PL], Sport and Recreation Management [SRM] [AT, EOL, PL, SRM] Grade 12 English [AT, EOL, PL, SRM] Grade 12 math [AT, EOL, PL] Grade 12 biology

ENTRANCE Academic Upgrading English Language Proficiency Open Studies English Language Proficiency International Pathway Five grade 12 high school subjects University Entrance Option Five grade 12 high school subjects 1 Mount Royal has a general admission policy that applies to most undergraduate (credit) programs. Each program also has specific admission requirements listed here. Visit Admission to ensure you are familiar with both the general and specific admission requirements for the program(s) you select. 2 Additional non-academic requirements: C - Casper, M - Class 1 Aviation Medical and Canadian Private Pilot License, N - Interview, P - Portfolio 3 Application and document deadline is Feb. 1, 2023 and minimum GPA is 2.5. This information was correct at the time of publication. Please check with the Admissions and Recruitment Office or visit for up-to-date information on the admission requirements and curriculum for the program and semester in which you intend to enrol. 2023/24 Viewbook 7

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International Pathway Program

Documents: » May 1, 2023 Except for programs with a Feb. 1, 2023 application and document deadline » Aug. 1, 2023


Applications for MRU’s fall semester open Oct. 1, 2022. Your application lets you apply for two programs at no extra cost.

LENGTH: starting at 13 weeks, maximum 15 months (depending on your starting level)

Visit to apply. Applications open on Oct. 1, 2022 and are ongoing.

Visit to get started.


DEADLINES Applications: » Early Admission: February 1, 2023

Take one of these programs as a pathway to your dream program. for Academic Purposes (LEAP)

» Ongoing Admission: April 1, 2023 Except for programs with a Feb. 1, 2023 application and document deadline

Final documents (for students in secondary/high school)

*Optional, but highly recommended

Apply for admission

Apply for a room in student Residence*

If you plan to study in Canada for more than six months, you need a study permit from the Government of Canada. Apply for a study permit as soon as you receive your offer of admission from Mount Royal. To apply, visit the Government of Canada’s Immigration and Citizenship website at


Early admission runs from Oct. 1, 2022 to Feb. 1, 2023. Programs in high demand have a Feb. 1 application deadline. Applications for most other programs remain open beyond this date based on space and availability.

LEAP offers four levels of high-quality English language instruction to help you develop the language skills needed for academic and career success. Learn from experienced Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) certified instructors, enhance your fluency and accuracy, and gain international university experience in a safe and welcoming environment. The recommended minimum language level for student success is CLB 4 or an IELTS score of 3.5.

For international students from outside of Canada or the United states, through the International Pathway Program you can: » complete the highest level of MRU’s English Language Program (LEAP 4) » complete missing high school course requirements » complete post-secondary courses towards future degree/diploma » meet competitive admission average for future degree/diploma » receive a conditional offer of admission to future degree/diploma

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SCORE / LEVEL High school/secondary and/or postsecondary courses (transferable to MRU) 2 years full-time study in English (English speaking countries) and English Language Arts 30-1 (or equivalent)

LEAP 4 Advanced taken at Mount Royal LEAP 4 with B- (80%)

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IELTS (International English Language Test — Academic, including Academic Online) 6.5 (min. 5.5 on each band)

Cambridge English B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency 176 MET (Michigan English Test) — formerly MELAB Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) 62 (min. 53 in all four skills) PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic, including Academic Online) 58 (min. 55 in each area) CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) 70 (min. 60 in each band)

CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees) 4.5 overall min. Language Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English in one of the following ways if their first language (learned and understood) is not English. For more information visit + Apply for scholarships International students are eligible for scholarships. Apply online by March 1, 2023 at 2023/24

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TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language), home or paper version 86 (min. 20 in each of four sections)

Plan your budget for student life abroad.

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ESTIMATED INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXPENSES for one academic year (8 months) 1 Tuition and fees for international students $23,810 – $25,698 Books and supplies $1,500 Residence/rent 2 $6,232 – $8,830 Living expenses and spending money $6,500 Transportation Calgary Transit U-Pass included in fees Total for international students $38,042 – $42,528 1 Based on 2022/23 fees. Additional fees may apply for specific programs. 2 Based on 2022/23 Residence fees, application and programming fees not included.


FSC Contact Us A range of information sessions are available to help you learn more about MRU programs and admission. Register for an information session at or book a one-onone admissions and planning session at PRAIRIEFSCVIEW TRAIL OVERLOOKING BARRIER LAKE IN COUNTRY,KANANASKISALBERTA ADMISSIONS RECRUITMENTAND +1 aro@mtroyal.ca403.440.5000 FULL-TIME LANGUAGEENGLISHPROGRAM +1 mrulanguages@mtroyal.ca403.440.5100 MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW Calgary, Alberta T3E 6K6 Canada