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Information for students in India

The University of Alberta is connected to India! U of A has strong partnerships with leading Indian institutions and companies, including the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay, the Indian Institute of Science, the Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore, the University of Hyderabad, Tata Consultancy Services, and the Petrotech Society. Many of our Indian alumni hold leading positions in government, academia, and industry. In fact, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh holds an honorary doctorate from the U of A. Our faculty has strong expertise related to India; we are the home of the Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Polity and Society.

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada U of A’s main campus is located centrally in Edmonton, which is Alberta’s capital city. Edmonton is a modern city of around one million people, with a strong economy that is linked with Alberta’s thriving oil and gas industries. Edmonton combines the best of an urban lifestyle with a fresh and peaceful outdoor environment. Edmonton is just a few hours from the Rocky Mountains, one of the most beautiful and scenic areas in the world. Many U of A students visit the Rockies on the weekends and holidays to explore the Canadian wilderness and take part in activities such as skiing, hiking, canoeing, cycling, and more.

Why choose the University of Alberta? Research and teaching excellence • Facilties include the National Institute for Nanotechnology and the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science • 34 professors holding 3M Teaching Fellowships, Canada’s highest award for undergraduate university teaching excellence

Indian student and community groups to make you feel welcome • Indian Students Association • The Hindu Association • The Muslim Association, and more.

Work opportunities while you study • Working on campus • The Off -Campus Work Program • Cooperative work programs in the School of Business and the Faculty of Engineering • Academic internships and work experience programs • Working in Canada for three years after you graduate

Great student life in residences and guaranteed housing • Safe and comfortable residences located just minutes from your classes • Undergraduate students receive a guaranteed space in residence when they apply for housing by April 30 (some conditions apply)

“ I would like to tell all students in India that the University of Alberta is an excellent choice for your studies. It has a distinguished set of faculty, large number of programs and courses to choose from, and student communities that never let you feel that you are away from home. The decision to attend the U of A is one that you will not regret.” Rachita Bhatia, Third year Engineering Came to U of A from Delhi Public School- RK Puram

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Scholarships The U of A awards more than $25 million in scholarships for undergraduate students. In addition to our general undergraduate scholarships, we offer several scholarships just for students applying from India: • U of A India Centenary Scholarship ($20,000) • U of A India Select High School Scholarship (up to $10,000) • U of A India Excellence Scholarship ($3,000)

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What do you want to study? In Canada, “undergraduate studies” refers to bachelor programs while “graduate studies” refers to Master’s and doctoral programs. You can choose from more than 200 undergraduate programs! Indian students enjoy the wide range of programs offered at U of A, with unique areas of study such as Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, Nanotechnology, and more.

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