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100 universities An education can give you the tools to effect change in the world, inspiring those around you to do the same. In 1908, the University of Alberta opened under the leadership of President Henry Marshall Tory, who promised that the university would be for the “uplifting of the whole people.”
This pledge holds true today. University of Alberta students live to inspire, uncovering new ideas and thought through their studies and using their education to make a difference in the world. You can be a part of it. UAlberta is one of Canada’s leading research and teaching institutions, with 200 undergraduate and 170 graduate programs that rank among the world’s finest.
Live to Inspire.
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Message from President Indira Samarasekera For more than 100 years, the University of Alberta has been dedicated to fostering a vibrant environment for learning and discovery. This is a university that transforms learners into leaders. The first steps to fulfilling your dreams lie here. One of the top universities in Canada, the University of Alberta offers more than 200 undergraduate programs and 170 graduate programs from 18 faculties, including the internationally-recognized Alberta School of Business and our highly regarded Faculty of Engineering. As an undergraduate student here, you could participate in undergraduate research or in an international exchange program—we have more than 400 research and teaching partnerships with industry, government, and other educational institutions across the world—to further broaden the international experience for our students, and the institution. Our professors are international leaders in their fields and considered among the best teachers in the country—we have more professors who have been recognized with Canada’s top teaching award than any other university in the country. They are here to share their knowledge, ignite your curiosity, and guide you in directions that you might not have considered. Armed with a degree from the University of Alberta, our students and alumni have realized their dreams and ambitions. Our alumni have captured Olympic Gold, worked on Academy Award winning films, and won Nobel Prizes—I think that you will find that the possibilities here are endless. Our 236,000 alumni worldwide have made their impact locally, nationally, or internationally, as artists, business people, policymakers, academics, researchers, innovators, and humanitarians. What lies ahead for you? What are your passions, dreams, and aspirations? I invite you to find out at the University of Alberta, where we live to inspire. The answers here might astound you. Sincerely,
“When our first president, Henry Marshall Tory, founded the University of Alberta, he promised that it would 'uplift the whole people,'by inspiring learning and discovery that would serve and bring prosperity to Alberta, Canada, and the world. More than one hundred years later, the University of Alberta continues to nurture future leaders and encourage discoveries that fuel 21st century advancements.”
Indira V. Samarasekera, O.C. President and Vice-Chancellor
President Indira Samarasekera is the 12 th President of the University of Alberta. Originally from Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dr. Samarasekera is a renowned metallurgical process engineer who has received several honors recognizing her excellence in research. An avid supporter of the arts, Dr. Samarasekera actively encourages students to pursue a well-rounded education that fosters knowledge, creativity and ingenuity. Since beginning her term as President in July 2005, Dr. Samarasekera has been a visible presence on campus, meeting with students, faculty, staff, and the external community in defining and sharing her vision for the University of Alberta.
Henry Marshall Tory, UAlberta’s first President.
What does “live to inspire” mean to you as a UAlberta student? Living to inspire means being grateful to those who have paved the way for me to be here and making sure that their efforts are not in vain by optimizing my talents, aiming to excel in all I do, remaining humble while doing it, and knowing that I also have a responsibility to my peers both here and in my home country to make the best of this opportunity.
Chaka Zinyemba, Zimbabwe Human Geography Watch Chaka’s video at www.studyincanada.ualberta.ca/videos
What does “uplifting the whole people” mean to you?
Creating moments which lead to happier moments. Sometimes a little smile can be all a person needs to channel all her/his power to life’s momentum.
Parmida Lajevardi, Iran Engineering
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UALBERTA? 10 great things
that you can only find at UALBERTA
Canada’s National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT).
2. Western Canada’s largest teaching hospital. 3. Canada’s second largest research library system. 4.
Canada’s leading theatre training facility, the Timms Centre.
5. Canada’s only stand-alone School of Public Health. 6. The most professors with 3M awards (Canada’s highest award for undergraduate teaching excellence). 7. Canadian undergraduate programs in paleontology and land reclamation. 8. Canada’s most powerful laser: the 800 MHz NMR spectrometer. 9. The second-highest amount of external research funding in Canada. 10. Canada’s only independent Faculty of Native Studies.
10 cool things to see at UALBERTA 1. A great view of Edmonton from RATT (Room at the Top), the restaurant on the 7th floor of the Students’ Union Building. 2. Canada’s largest university-based meteorite collection. 3.
The Tropical Display Greenhouse, with 150 tropical species of plants and birds.
4. The Rooftop Astronomy Observatory, where you can check out eclipses and more from the roof top of the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science. 5. The Fine Arts Building Gallery, with fine arts exhibits that include student-produced artworks. 6. The Paleontology museum, with more than 2 million fossils and dinosaur bones. 7. The “Butterdome,” our bright yellow athletics building– an ice rink, climbing walls, dance studios, gyms, pools and more, all under one roof. 8. HUB Mall, a shopping centre with 50 shops and services, as well as student residences. 9. The beautiful North Saskatchewan river valley that surrounds campus! You can go hiking, jogging, cycling, or take a walk along the river. 10. 25
Golden Bears and Pandas varsity sports teams in action! Go cheer them on!
10 of the great accomplishments
1. Volunteer for Bridges, a program where international students share their culture with local schools and other organizations.
1. Canada’s first Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded to alumnus Richard Taylor in 1990.
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2. Run for student government. Our Students’ Union is active and multicultural, representing the student community and providing student services. 3.
Visit the International Centre! It’s a great place to get advice, take part in social events, and meet new people.
An Academy Award for Art Direction on the movie Avatar– alumnus Todd Cherniawsky was a Supervising Art Director on the award-winning team.
3. The co-discovery of insulin by faculty member Dr. James Collip, who worked with Frederick Banting, Charles Best, and John MacLeod. International HOUSE RETREAT
4. Join in and support a cause that’s important to you! There are many student groups, events, and fundraisers that help others and do valuable work in the community. 5. Work at a part time job—international students may work on and off-campus during their studies. You can get Canadian work experience and make friends with your co-workers. 6. Join a campus recreation program! There are lots of choices like tennis, martial arts, soccer, yoga, and more— it’s a great way to stay active and make new friends. 7. Enjoy life on campus in one of UAlberta’s student residences! You can make lifelong friends with your roommates and others who live there. 8. Volunteer for the Gateway student newspaper or CJSR, the student radio station. You can get journalism experience and connect with all kinds of new people. 9. Have a picnic outside in the summer. UAlberta is known for its beautiful campus with trees, gardens, and ponds— you might even meet a rabbit or two as you relax out in the “quad.” 10. Enjoy winter when it comes! Go skating, skiing, snowboarding, and more—if you haven’t tried these activities before, UAlberta has clubs and social events to help you learn!
4. Canadian leadership — alumnus Joe Clark is a former Prime Minister of Canada, and was the youngest person ever to take on this role. 5.
The world’s largest dodgeball game – on February 3, 2012, UAlberta claimed the Guinness World Record ONCE AGAIN! Other schools will compete to take this record, but we’ll keep playing to get it back!
6. Discovering an asteroid and naming it after UAlberta! Alumnus Andrew Lowe named the asteroid he discovered “UAlberta”— it’s located between Mars and Jupiter. 7. The invention of early sonar by faculty member Dr. Richard Boyle. 8. Canada’s first successful open-heart surgery, performed in 1956 by faculty member Dr. John Callaghan. 9. The life-saving Hepatitis B treatment, Heptovir, developed and administered for the first time in 1998 by faculty member Dr. Lorne Tyrrel. 10. The
Canadian Maple Leaf flag, designed by alumnus George Stanley!
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1 Alberta / Canada 3 Edmonton 4 Weather: 4 Great Seasons 5 UAlberta campuses 6 Fast facts 7 Inspired learning
8 Inspiring accomplishments 11 Campus Life 13 Residences 15 International Centre 17 World of work 19 Scholarships & awards
23 What do you want to study? 25 Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences 26 Arts 27 Augustana Campus 28 Business 29 Education 30 Engineering 31 Law 32 Native Studies
33 Nursing 34 Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences 35 Physical Education & Recreation 36 Campus Saint-Jean 37 Science 38 Graduate Studies & Research 39 Medicine & Dentistry Public Health Rehabilitation Medicine
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48 Competitive averages 49 Documentation 50 Advanced standing 51 Application and document deadlines 52 Tuition & cost of living 53 Did you know? (info about admissions)
How to apply Undergraduate Admissions English language proficiency Subject requirements Common equivalency comparisons
An inspiring blend of natural and urban spaces.
Albertaâ€™s Legislature Building, Edmonton
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From coast to coast in Canada, you’ll find breathtaking natural beauty and world-class, modern cities ready to welcome you. Canada is a celebration of different cultures coming together to inspire one another and be a part of “the true north strong and free,” as it says in our national anthem. Alberta is a province in Western Canada and is home to the majestic Rocky Mountains, one of the most beautiful and scenic areas in the world. With an economy that remains strong in the global marketplace, Alberta offers a high quality lifestyle. It’s the perfect blend of bustling city life and the natural peace of the great outdoors. You can study hard all week and explore the Rockies on the weekend! Canada ranks 6th out of 187 countries on the UN’s 2011 Human Development Index.
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Edmonton A city of great inspiration
Edmonton is Alberta’s capital city and the home of one million people.
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Edmonton combines the best of an urban lifestyle with a peaceful, fresh outdoor environment. You can experience the best of big-city life with Edmonton’s modern downtown and active business community and enjoy the best of the outdoors, with fresh air and beautiful parks along the water’s edge. UAlberta’s main campus is in the centre of the city, so you can always feel like a part of the Edmonton community. Edmonton represents and celebrates cultures from all over the world. You can hear amazing stories from Edmontonians about where they are from and what they love about this city – just wait until you get here and then you can share yours! • The North Saskatchewan River Valley stretches through the heart of the city, surrounding UAlberta’s main campus and downtown. Edmonton is known for its vast urban parkland. You can hike, cycle, ski, swim, skate, and more, all in the city!
• The Edmonton Oilers hockey team and Edmonton Eskimos football team offer exciting action for professional sports fans. • Head to West Edmonton Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment complex! • Enjoy winter by heading out to Snow Valley for skiing and snowboarding, all without leaving the city.
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• Check out 30+ festivals throughout the year — that’s why we’re known as “Canada’s Festival City.”
• Visit the Muttart Conservatory which houses more than 700 plant species in four beautiful glass pyramids. • Spend some time downtown at the Art Gallery of Alberta, an eye-catching building with a great collection of Canadian and international art.
more at www.studyincanada.ualberta.ca /edmonton
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June to September
September to mid-november
Hot days (up to 30ºC) full of sunshine.
Cool, crisp mornings with warm and sunny afternoons.
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Pleasant, warm days with fresh green grass.
Refreshing and invigorating days with sun and snow.
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Edmonton is a city to enjoy in all four seasons. There are so many great ways for you to enjoy Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer!
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You might think that life in Edmonton means facing cold winter weather year round, but that’s not true!
Even when winter arrives and there is snow on the ground, you can still see bright blue sky and sunshine. Edmonton is one of the sunniest places in Canada, with 17 hours of daylight in the summer and up to 10 hours in the winter.
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Campuses Find learning inspiration
at five lively campuses
Campus Saint-Jean, our French language campus offering bilingual programs
Enterprise Square, in downtown Edmonton, home of our English as a Second Language program
South Campus, the site of our newest athletic facilities
Augustana Campus, located one hour south of Edmonton in the city of Camrose
North Campus, our main and largest campus, located in the heart of Edmonton.
more at www.STUDYinCANADA.UALBERTA.CA/campuses
alumni branches worldwide
national sport titles
number of bear mascots on campus
FACTS Canadaâ€™s 2nd largest research library system
number of real bears on campus
students studying, working, researching abroad each year
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1908 external research funding of
CAD $536 million
Take your education to the next level BYUNG-JONG IN NINT
Even as an undergraduate student, you can be a part of UAlberta’s groundbreaking research and discovery. UAlberta is a leader in innovative research, ranking second in Canada for university research funding, receiving more than $536 million annually. You’ll have the opportunities you need to explore, discover, and connect with the research community.
Maybe you will be the next one to
change the world!
Here is just some of the innovative research going on at UAlberta: • Canada’s National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT), located on the main campus, is changing the world with inventions that affect and inspire students and faculty in many disciplines. • Byung-Jong Jung, an undergraduate student in Chemistry, is working in NINT, conducting research on improving the conductivity of transparent electrodes. • Undergraduate student Ajay Manuel, an Astrophysics major, is working in the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science, conducting research on dead stars and x-ray phenomena.
LI KA SHING Centre for health research innovation
• The Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS) is bringing top scientists and students from different areas together, thinking beyond traditional scientific boundaries and changing the world with their research. • The Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology at UAlberta is home to some of the world’s best researchers working to cure virus-based diseases. • Honoka Takei, a Japanese undergraduate student in Linguistics, is focusing her research on endangered languages. She is working to preserve the Mikayo language from Japan, which she is documenting through recordings. STUDENT HONOKA TAKEI RECORDING THE MIYAKO LANGUAGE
more at WWW.studyincanada.ualberta.ca/research
UAlberta is the home of inspirational education and innovations that uplift the world around us. Here are just some of the inspiring people, achievements, and discoveries to come from UAlberta:
Saving lives with nanotechnology! UAlberta engineer Robert Burrell created Acticoat, a life-saving bandage that is infused with tiny silver crystals. Acticoat bandages kill bacteria and speed up healing time — they have revolutionized the treatment of serious burns and wounds around the world. Creativity and humour on TV’s The Simpsons, co-written and executive produced by alumnus Joel Cohen. Justice in Canada’s Supreme Court. Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin is an alumna and the first woman to hold this role. Play Around the World, an annual three month placement in Thailand, where UAlberta students provide opportunities for play and recreation to populations in need, such as people with disabilities, young offenders, and orphans. www.physedandrec.ualberta.ca/UndergraduatePrograms/InternationalOpportunities A new vaccine to combat Hepatitis C — UAlberta researcher Dr. Michael Houghton discovered the vaccine, which could eventually be used to fight all strains of this disease, ultimately changing the lives of those with Hepatitis C and preventing others from future spread of the disease. An ultrasound device to regenerate dental tissues in humans, invented by Dr. Jie Chen, Dr. Ying Tsui, and Dr. Tarek El –Bialy. A team of engineering students has designed and built an Eco Car! This zero-emission electric car is eco-friendly — every part of the car has been designed with environmental sustainability in mind. The Eco Car Team will compete in international competitions, and aims to be part of a transcontinental 3,000 km highway race across Australia in October, 2013. www.ualberta-ecocar.ca
Lida Xing, a paleontology student, was part of a research group that discovered and described the Yutyrannus huali, a dinosaur related to the tyrannosaurus rex. Lida is also an accomplished artist and author, whose dinosaur illustrations have been published in major books and magazines, including National Geographic — and he’s published more than 40 paleontology books in Chinese!
accomplishments from UAlberta.
The discovery of an amazing superfluid at the core of a neutron star. Dr. Craig Heinke and his research team found that the core contained a frictionless liquid that seems to defy the laws of gravity.
PHOTO credit: NASA JPL-Caltech/ O. Krause (Steward Observatory)
The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO), formed by Dr. Lorne Babiuk, who has also developed a vaccine to prevent whooping cough in infants and young children. One of the best video game studios in the business. Alumni Ray Muzyka, Greg Zeschuk, and Augustine Yip founded the company BioWare in 1992. Since then, the company has created some of the most beloved video games of all time, including Balder’s Gate and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. 2010 and 2006 Olympic gold medals in women’s hockey under the leadership of coach Mel Davidson, a UAlberta alumna. A step closer to worldwide solar energy — UAlberta researchers Dr. Jillian Buriak and Dr. Michael Brett and their research team have improved the performance of plastic solar cells, bringing us one step closer to being able to produce mass-produced, inexpensive solar panels that could be accessed by everyone. The School of Energy and the Environment, an interdisciplinary school that is unique to UAlberta, providing a virtual environment that conducts research, provides education and contributes to worldwide discussions on critical issues surrounding environment, energy, and the economy. www.see.ualberta.ca Improving health and sanitation in hospitals with Cleankeys, created by alumnus Randy Marsden. Cleankeys is a revolutionary flat keyboard with advanced technology for recognizing the human touch. Cleankeys can be sanitized easily, preventing the spread of germs and infection. Cutting-edge apps for the iPod, iPhone, iPad and Facebook! Alumnus Andrew Vilcsak is a successful web developer who’s created several apps, including “Yes or No” on Facebook, which had 1.2 million users within 3 days of launching. His other apps, all extremely popular, include MyStops, Battery Life, DailyTees, and Community Shopper. www.vilcsak.com
these stories and more at www.studyincanada.ualberta.ca/inspiring
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Winning one of Canada’s top honors in Industrial Design — student Laila Steen, originally from Norway, won the Best Student Award at the 2012 Interior Design Show, a prestigious national show that was held in Toronto. Check out her unique designs at www.lailasteen.wordpress.com
Dinosaur discoveries by Dr. Philip Currie, one of the world’s foremost paleontologists, including the co-discovery and naming of dinosaur species Mapusaurus Rosea. Tetsuto Myashita, an international graduate student, read one of Dr. Currie’s books at the age of 10 growing up in Japan, inspiring a lifelong love of dinosaur research. Years later, Tetsuto came to UAlberta and today he is a Master’s student with Dr. Philip Currie as his supervisor. Watch the video at www.promise.ualberta.ca/stories/fromtokyotothebadlandsanduofa.aspx The Office of Sustainability unites the UAlberta community with the aim to respect and live in harmony with our natural environment. This initiative includes projects and programs related to areas such as research, energy conservation, pollution prevention and wise water use on campus. www.sustainability.ualberta.ca The SHINE Youth Clinic, a health clinic that provides free services to Edmonton’s underserved youth. Located in downtown Edmonton, SHINE is run and managed entirely by UAlberta health sciences students in Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Counseling Psychology, Physiotherapy, Social Work, and Nutrition. www.shine.ualberta.ca Solving checkers! Dr. Jonathan Schaeffer, Dean of Science, created the computer program Chinook, which proved that if neither player makes a mistake, a game of checkers will always end in a draw. He is also team leader for the development of Polaris, the reigning world-champion computer-poker program. Inspiring the fashion world—alumus Michael Kaye is an award-winning fashion designer and founder of Michael Kaye Couture, a major player in New York’s garment district. He is known for his famous tartan designs, one of which is housed in New York’s Metropolitan Museum Of Art. Changing the world of diabetes treatment — The Edmonton Protocol team at UAlberta developed the revolutionary islet transplantation procedure — this has changed the lives of many Type 1 patients, who no longer require insulin after receiving the treatment. www.islet.ca International Week, an annual UAlberta event featuring 60+ guest speakers, cultural performances and other special events that foster global citizenship and encourage discussion of today’s most pressing global issues. www.iweek.ualberta.ca The UAlberta Chapter of Engineers without Borders, which works internationally in rural Africa, partnering with different organizations to improve access to clean water and critical infrastructure, increase farmers’ yields, and support business opportunities for entrepreneurs. In Canada, EWB promotes political and personal choices that contribute to a more prosperous future for millions of rural Africans. www.ualberta.ewb.ca
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Inspiring communities where you’ll feel at home Living in a UAlberta residence is a great way to make new friends and be a part of the campus community. International students are guaranteed a space in residence for their first year if they complete the housing application by April 30th (some restrictions apply).
You will need to complete a housing application in addition to your application to study at UAlberta. Apply for housing at www.residence.ualberta.ca/ApplyForResidence Restrictions to our housing guarantee are listed at www.residence.ualberta.ca/ApplyForResidence/ GuaranteedHousing Be sure to make arrangements for your accommodations early!
Residence Rate Estimates Dormitory-style rooms: $596 – $1,169 per month, depending on room type and meal plan. Apartment-style units: $421 – $1,367 per month, depending on number of bedrooms. These residence rates are estimates effective May 1, 2012 and are subject to change. For updated rates, please consult www.residence.ualberta.ca/en/CurrentResidents/ ResidenceFee
Where to live for your first year There are nine student residences at UAlberta, including a new residence for graduate students. Here are the residence options for your first year at UAlberta:
On North (main) campus: • HUB Residence surrounds our campus shopping mall, which has many shops, restaurants, and services. 850 residents live in HUB, representing nearly every nationality in the world — you're surrounded by opportunities to meet new people and make friends! Offers: unfurnished apartments of different sizes • Lister Centre is all about community! Residents have access to great orientation programs, special events, an excellent academic support system and the ability to customize their experience by choosing quiet, alcohol-free or cohort floors. Lister has many great facilities like TV lounges, a convenience store, and more so that everything you need is right there. Offers: furnished dormitory rooms and a meal plan • International House offers Canadian and international students the chance to gather under one roof to live, eat, and work together, share intercultural understanding, and develop awareness of themselves as global citizens. Offers: single, furnished rooms
On other campuses: Campus Saint-Jean and Augustana Campus students also enjoy great residence life on their campuses. Residence SaintJean and Augustana Residences are great environments to make new friends and build your campus community. You can explore UAlberta residences on our YouTube channel! www.youtube.com/uofaresidences
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more at www.residence.ualberta.ca
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Meal plans and food options Some residences offer meal plans. This means that your meal funds are loaded on to your ONEcard (your UAlberta student ID card) and you can use it like a credit card to pay for meals at designated restaurants on campus, such as Lister Market, located in Lister Centre. Gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options are among the many options available each day.
If you donâ€™t have a meal plan through your residence, you can still purchase food in your residence and around campus. There are numerous restaurants on campus and close to campus that offer a variety of different cultural cuisines, including Halal food.
Off-Campus Living UAlberta is located centrally in Edmonton and there are many housing options available in this area and throughout the city. If you want to live off-campus, you can search for places using the Studentsâ€™ Union Housing Registry. www.su.ualberta.ca Lister centre
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INTERNATIONAL CentRE Inspiring you to succeed
The International Centre is a place where international students at UAlberta go to get help, seek advice, and make new friends. You’re always welcome to visit! The IC is located in HUB Mall, which is UAlberta’s shopping centre and a popular student residence. You will meet a group of friendly and knowledgeable staff that can help you adjust to life at UAlberta and, ultimately, have a great experience here. Here are just some of the ways that the IC can help you: • A friendly airport greeting upon arrival to Edmonton • The Transitions Orientation, a three-day program that offers international students an overall introduction to UAlberta, as well as the chance to meet staff, faculty, and new friends • Help and support with immigration, personal, and academic issues • Workshops and seminars on topics such as finding employment • Social events, such as ski trips and movie nights • Volunteer and skill-building opportunities, such as Bridges, a program where international students go to schools to present about their country and culture
more at www.iSS.ualberta.ca
World of Work Working in Canada will give you extremely valuable experience. You’ll learn new skills, meet new people, develop your language skills, earn extra income, and contribute to the community. You can work during your studies at UAlberta and for three years after graduation!
Opportunities to work while you study at UAlberta: • Work on Campus • Participate in the Off-Campus Work Program • Enroll in a Cooperative Work Program • Take part in Academic Internships and Work Experience programs www.studyincanada.ualberta.ca/working
Work in Canada for three years after you graduate! Once you graduate with a degree from the University of Alberta, you are eligible to work for three years in Canada with a post-graduation work permit. www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/work-postgrad.asp
CAPS: Your UAlberta Career Centre UAlberta can help you through the job search process. CAPS is an office located in the UAlberta’s Student’s Union Building where you can go to get help with your resume, practice interview skills, and more. www.caps.ualberta.ca
It’s important to note that working while you study is not a sufficient way to finance your education at UAlberta and you must not rely on potential employment to meet your tuition and basic living expenses. You should ensure that you have adequate and secure funding for all years of your studies before beginning. Please note that certain permits may be required in order to obtain employment.
Where are you working while you study at UAlberta?
Inspiring experiences outside the classroom
“The Canadian Obesity Network” Rumbi Zinyemba, Zimbabwe
“L’Express, a local restaurant and deli” Javier Pinto, Venezuela
“University of Alberta Libraries” Trang Nguyen, Vietnam
As a UAlberta student, I started working part-time (full-time during the summer) as a research assistant. I helped Landmark Group Master Builder with their BIM (building information model) development project. The most important lesson I learned is to gain self confidence and to believe my role is very important to this company as well as my co-workers. I BELONG to this company. This new mindset really helped me to gain lots of confidence and has kept my future rolling toward a healthy direction. I became a permanent employee shortly after I finished my last exam in my final semester.
Scholarships & Awards Rewarding inspired learning
UAlberta offers more than $25 million in undergraduate scholarships each year! UAlberta is one of only a few universities in Canada that offers a number of scholarships to international students. At UAlberta, you may qualify to receive multiple scholarships and awards based on superior academic achievement and leadership skills. For some awards, you are considered automatically when you apply to study at UAlberta: • International Student Scholarship (Entrance) (up to $10,000) • Academic Excellence Scholarship (up to $6,000) • International Baccalaureate Scholarship (up to $4,000) • Advanced Placement Scholarship (up to $4,000) • British System A-level Scholarship (up to $4,000) • Campus Saint-Jean International Scholarship (up to $6,000) • Entrance Scholarships for specific countries www.studyincanada.ualberta.ca/countryscholarships For other awards, you will need to complete a separate application or combination of applications. • Global Citizenship IB Diploma Scholarship (up to $40,000 per year for four years) • Country-specific Centenary Scholarships ($20,000 over four years) • Scholastic Distinction (Entrance/Transfer Citations) for International Students (up to $15,000) • International Entrance/Transfer Leadership Scholarship (up to $5,000) Continuing Student Competitions Once you are attending UAlberta and have completed a year of full-time study, you will be considered a “continuing student” and may be eligible for continuing undergraduate awards and scholarships.
more at www.studyincanada.ualberta.ca/scholarships
Studying University of Alberta
On the following pages, you will contemplate a career, choose a course of study, and learn how to apply to the University of Alberta. Upon acceptance, you will embark upon a journey uniquely your ownâ€Ś following a program custom-fit to your dreams and aspirations.
What do you
Here is a sampling of your choices. There are many programs, majors, minors, and specializations available. Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences
BSc Human Ecology / Bachelor of Education
• Food Science and Technology • Nutrition and Food • Nutrition
• Agricultural and Resource Economics • Animal Science • Crop Science • Range and Pasture Management • Sustainable Agriculture Systems
BSc Animal Health • Companion and Performance Animals • Food Animals • Food Safety and Quality
BSc Agricultural / Food Business Management (Joint program with Alberta School of Business) • Agricultural Business Management • Food Business Management
BSc Nutrition and Food Science
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• Land Reclamation • Conservation Biology • Human Dimensions of Environmental Management • Wildlife and Rangeland Resources Management • Environmental Economics and Policy
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BSc Sciences de l’environnement et de la conservation (bilingue)
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BSc Environmental and Conservation Sciences / BA Native Studies BA Environmental Studies (Joint program with Faculty of Arts) BSc Forestry
BSc Human Ecology • Clothing, Textiles, and Material Culture (minors include Material Culture and Design, Textile Science, Fashion Merchandising, and Interiors) • Family Ecology (minors include Aging, Child and Youth Studies, Community Diversity, Community Ecology, Community Nutrition, and International Development)
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Ancient and Medieval History Anthropology Art and Design Central/East European Studies Christian Theology Classical Languages (Greek and Latin) Classics Comparative Literature Creative Writing Criminology Design (General, Business/ Marketing, Computing Science, Engineering, Printmaking, Social Sciences) Drama (General, Acting, Design, Technical Theatre) East Asian Studies Economics English Environmental Studies Film Studies History History of Art, Design and Visual Culture Human Geography Individualized Studies International Studies Latin American Studies Linguistics Mathematics Middle Eastern and African Studies Languages: Chinese, French, German, Greek and Latin, Hebrew (Biblical), Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Scandinavian (Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish combined), Spanish, Ukrainian Native Studies Music (General, Composition and Theory, Music History, Performance, School Music, World Music) Philosophy Planning (NEW) Political Science Psychology Religious Studies
more at www.sTUDYINCANADA.UALBERTA.CA/programs
Science, Technology and Society Sociology Statistics Women’s Studies
Certificates available with degrees • Certificate in Finance • Certificate in the Economics
Bachelor of Arts
BSc Forest Business Management BSc Environmental and Conservation Sciences
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and Management of Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment Certificate in Globalization and Governance Certificate in Community Engagement and Service-Learning Certificate in Middle Eastern and African Studies Certificate in Peace and PostConflict Studies Certificate in Translation Studies Certificate in World Sound Arts (NEW)
Augustana Campus Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Management in Business Economics Bachelor of Music Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Education(combined) Fine Arts • Drama • Music • Visual Art
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Classical Studies English French German Modern Languages Philosophy Philosophy and Religion Religion Scandinavian Studies Spanish
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Biology Chemistry Computing Science Environmental Science Environmental Studies -General
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Outdoor Education Geography Mathematics Mathematics and Physics Physical Education - Outdoor Education • Physics • • • •
Social Sciences • Economics • History • Interdisciplinary Studies
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(Canadian Studies, Crime and Community, Global and Development Studies, Individualized, Women’s Studies) Management – Business Economics Political Studies Psychology Physical Education – Kinesiology and Sport Studies Sociology
School of Business Bachelor of Commerce • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Accounting Business Economics and Law Business Studies East Asian Studies Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise European Studies Finance Human Resource Management International Business Latin American Studies Management Information Systems Management and Organization Marketing Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment Operations Management Retailing and Services Honors Accounting Honors Finance Honors Management Science
Faculty of Education Bachelor of Education • Elementary Education
• Early Childhood Education • Educational Psychology • English as a Second Language • Fine Arts • Language and Literacy • Mathematics / Sciences • Music • Native Education • Physical Education • Second Languages • Social Studies • Special Education • Visual Studies • Secondary Education • Art • Biological Sciences • Career and Technology Studies • Chemistry • Drama
• English Language Arts • English as a Second Language • General Sciences • Health Education • Instructional Technology • Mathematics / Sciences • Music • Music (Choral) • Native Education • Physical Education • Physical Sciences • Physics • Religious and Moral Education • Second Languages • Social Studies • Special Education
Sciences) Combined Degree Bachelor of Arts (Native Studies) Honors Bachelor of Arts (Native Studies) After Degree Certificate in Aboriginal Governance and Partnership (University Credit Certificate or Embedded within Degree) Certificate in Aboriginal Sport and Recreation (offered jointly through the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation) Faculty of Nursing Nursing – 4-year BScN– Collaborative Program
Programmes Collégials (Nouveau)! • Technique en administration des
*Ces programmes sont offerts en collaboration avec d’autres facultés de la University of Alberta
Faculty of Science Bachelor of Science • • • • • •
Nursing – 4-year BScN–Bilingual Program
BSc in Engineering
Nursing – 4-year BScN–Honors Program
• Chemical • Chemical (Computer Process
Nursing – 2-year BScN–After Degree Program
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Faculty of Engineering
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Control) Chemical (Biomedical) Civil Civil (Environmental) Civil (Biomedical) Computer Computer (Software) Computer (Nanoscale System Design) Electrical Electrical (Biomedical) Electrical (Nanoengineering) Engineering Physics Engineering Physics (Nanoengineering) Materials Materials (Biomedical) Materials (Nano and Functional Materials) Mechanical Mechanical (Biomedical) Mining
Faculty of Law Juris Doctor (JD) Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor (MBA/JD)
Nursing – 2-year RPN to BScN Program Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) (NEW) Combined Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (NEW) Faculty of Physical Education & Recreation Bachelor of Arts In Recreation, Sport, And Tourism Bachelor of Physical Education Bachelor of Physical Education/ Bachelor of Education (Combined Degree In Both Elementary And Secondary Routes) Bachelor of Science In Kinesiology Certificate In Aboriginal Sport And Recreation (Offered Jointly With The Faculty Of Native Studies) (New)
Dual Juris Doctor (JD – with the University of Colorado)
Campus Saint-Jean (French-language faculty)
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
Baccalauréat (1er cycle) • Humanités et sciences sociales/
Dentistry Dental Hygiene Medical Laboratory Science
Faculty of Native Studies Bachelor of Arts (Native Studies) Bachelor of Arts (Native Studies) / Bachelor Of Education (Elementary, Secondary) Combined Degree Bachelor of Arts (Native Studies) / Bachelor of Science (Environmental and Conservation
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Humanités et sciences sociales avec spécialisation Administration des affaires (bilingue)* Éducation/Éducation et sciences combinées/Éducation après un premier diplôme Sciences en genie (première année)* Sciences appliquées Sciences de l’environnement et de la conservation (bilingue)* Sciences infirmières (bilingue)*
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Animal Biology Applied Mathematics Astrophysics Atmospheric Sciences Biochemistry Bioinformatics (Biological Sciences) Bioinformatics (Computing Science) Biological Sciences Cell Biology Chemistry Computing Science Computing Science (Business Minor) Computing Science Specialization in Software Practice Computational Science (Mathematics) Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Ecology Environmental Earth Sciences Evolutionary Biology Geology Geophysics Immunology and Infection Mathematical Physics Mathematics Mathematics and Economics Mathematics and Finance Mathematical Sciences Microbiology Molecular Genetics Neuroscience Paleontology Pharmacology Physical Sciences Physics Physiology Physiology and Developmental Biology Plant Biology Psychology Statistics
Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research • Agricultural, Food and
Nutritional Science Anthropology Art and Design Biochemistry Biological Sciences Biomedical Engineering Business Cell Biology Chemical and Materials Engineering • Chemistry • Civil and Environmental Engineering • • • • • • • •
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Technology Comparative Literature Computing Science Dentistry Drama Earth and Atmospheric Sciences East Asian Studies Economics Educational Policy Studies Educational Psychology Educational Studies Electrical and Computer Engineering Elementary Education English Etudes canadiennes Etudes en langue et culture Health Promotion Studies Health Sciences Education History and Classics Human Ecology Humanities Computing Internetworking Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Law Library and Information Studies Linguistics Mathematical and Statistical Sciences Mechanical Engineering Medical Genetics Medical Microbiology and Immunology Medicine Modern Languages and Cultural Studies Music Native Studies Neuroscience Nursing Obstetrics and Gynecology Occupational Therapy Oncology Ophthalmology Pediatrics Pharmacology Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Philosophy Physical Education and Recreation Physical Therapy Physics Physiology Political Science Psychiatry Psychology Public Health Sciences Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging Rehabilitation Medicine Religious Studies Renewable Resources Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology Secondary Education Sociology Speech Pathology and Audiology Surgery
Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences We are committed to providing you with an outstanding undergraduate experience. We offer degree programs that seek comprehensive solutions to issues and challenges faced both locally and around the world! This Faculty offers: • 11 unique Bachelor of Science degree programs and one joint Bachelor of Arts program with more than 20 majors to choose from. • University 101/102, a unique course available to new international students, aimed at providing the academic skills and support needed in your first year of studies. Students can receive credit (*3) towards their degree program! • a generous scholarship program, with awards available during all four years of your degree. • student centered / small classroom environments. • experiential opportunities such as field schools, internships, and international exchanges that help lead the way to exciting career prospects upon graduation. • relevant, leading-edge research programs.
“I was attracted to the university’s cultural Some career possibilities: diversity and the • Land Reclamation Manager opportunities to learn • Food Scientist or Registered Dietitian more in a globally focused • Animal / Plant / Soil Scientist environment. I see UAlberta • Animal Welfare Inspector or Animal Nutritionist as a leading university in • Business Consultant in the natural resources or agriculture research.” food industries
Aggar Frias, Mexico Crop Science
• Fashion Merchandising Manager • Textile and Apparel Quality Assurance
BSc Agriculture • Agricultural and Resource Economics • Animal Science • Crop Science • Sustainable Agriculture Systems BSc Animal Health • Companion and Performance Animals • Food Animals • Food Safety and Quality BSc Agricultural / Food Business Management (Joint Program with school of business) • Agricultural Business Management • Food Business Management BSc Forest Business Management BSc Environmental and Conservation Sciences • Land Reclamation • Conservation Biology • Human Dimensions of Environmental Management • Wildlife and Rangeland Resources Management • Environmental Economics and Policy BSc Sciences de l’environnement et de la conservation (bilingue) BSc Environmental and Conservation Sciences / BA Native Studies BA Environmental Studies (joint program with Faculty of Arts) BSc Forestry BSc Human Ecology • Clothing, Textiles and Material Culture (minors include Material Culture and Design, Textile Science, Fashion Merchandising and Interiors) • Family Ecology (minors include Aging, Child and Youth Studies, Community Diversity, Community Ecology, Community Nutrition, and International Development) BSc Human Ecology / Bachelor of Education BSc Nutrition and Food Science • Food Science and Technology • Nutrition and Food • Nutrition
more at www.aLEs.ualberta.ca
ARTS Study in the Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts to gain a top quality educational experience and a marketable degree, all while learning from professors who are international leaders in their fields. • With more than 380 full-time professors, Arts is one of the largest faculties on campus, offering 37 majors in everything from Economics, to Political Science, to Environmental Studies, to Industrial Design. • Our Work Experience Program gives Arts students the opportunity to further develop and integrate the skills gained in the classroom with a full-time, paid work experience position over a 4 –16 month term. • The Department of Drama is known as a visionary leader in Canadian theatre and is recognized as one of the top in Canada.
“I chose UAlberta because it’s one of the top universities in Canada and around the world. What I like most is that you have the world within one University. I have friends from Saudi Arabia, China, Zimbabwe, Canada, France and many other countries.”
• Arts operates satellite campuses in France and Italy, where students can study UAlberta courses while experiencing life in Europe!
Joaquin Bardallo, Uruguay Political Science and Languages
Some career possibilities: • Foreign Affairs Officer • Graphic and Industrial Designer • Politician • Public Relations and Communications • Policy and Financial Analyst • Humanitarian Aid Worker • Multinational Sales Representative • Investment Researcher • Business Owner • Social Entrepreneur • Administrator
more at www.arts.ualberta.ca
Bachelor of Arts • Ancient and Medieval History • Anthropology • Art and Design • Central/East European Studies • Christian Theology • Classical Languages (Greek and Latin) • Classics • Comparative Literature • Creative Writing • Criminology • Design (General, Business / Marketing, Computing Science, Engineering, Printmaking, Social Sciences) • Drama (General, Acting, Design, Technical Theatre) • East Asian Studies • Economics • English • Environmental Studies • Film Studies • History • History of Art, Design and Visual Culture • Human Geography • Individualized Studies • International Studies • Latin American Studies • Linguistics • Mathematics • Middle Eastern and African Studies • Languages: Chinese, French, German, Greek and Latin, Hebrew (Biblical), Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Scandinavian (Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish combined), Spanish, Ukrainian • Native Studies • Music (General, Composition and Theory, Music History, Performance, School Music, World Music) • Philosophy • Planning (NEW) • Political Science • Psychology • Religious Studies • Science, Technology and Society • Sociology • Statistics • Women’s Studies Certificates available with degrees • Certificate in Finance • Certificate in the Economics and Management of Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment • Certificate in Globalization and Governance • Certificate in Community Engagement and Service-Learning • Certificate in Middle Eastern and African Studies • Certificate in Peace and Post-Conflict Studies • Certificate in Translation Studies • Certificate in World Sound Arts (NEW)
LOCATED in CAMROSE, ALBERTA At Augustana, we believe that students matter, teaching matters, and community matters. Our liberal arts and science mandate promises a memorable, experience-based, and life-changing education.
Bachelor of Management in Business Economics
• Class sizes are small and ensure individual attention and mentorship from professors.
Bachelor of Science
• About half of Augustana’s 1,000 students live on campus, where international students build lifelong friendships with their Canadian neighbours. • Our strong community focus means that you can get involved – from clubs, to choirs, to student government, to athletics. • Our students are global citizens. Over a third will travel internationally as a part of their degree. • Our campus offers fantastic amenities, from state-of-the-art physiology and language labs, to our new Library and Student Forum, to our all-you-can-eat dining hall that prides itself on preparing meals made from local ingredients.
“Coming to UAlberta’s Augustana Campus in Camrose from a city of 9 million was quite the change for me, but the experience has been highly enjoyable.”
Sandra Gawad Gad, Egypt Biology
• The campus is close to Camrose’s lively downtown core and an extensive trail system for walking, running, bicycling, and cross-country skiing.
Some career possibilities: • • • • • • •
Adventure/Ecotourism Guide Artist Business Manager Environmental Planner Entrepreneur International Aid Worker Investment Banker
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Journalist/Writer Police Officer Political Consultant Public Relations Specialist Recreation Director Research Scientist Software Developer
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Music Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of education (combined) Fine Arts • Drama • Music • Visual Art Humanities • Classical Studies • English • French • German • Modern Languages • Philosophy • Philosophy and Religion • Religion • Scandinavian Studies • Spanish Science • Biology • Chemistry • Computing Science • Environmental Science • Environmental Studies - General • Environmental Studies - Outdoor Education • Geography • Mathematics • Mathematics and Physics • Physical Education - Outdoor Education • Physics Social Sciences • Economics • History • Interdisciplinary Studies (Canadian Studies, Crime and Community, Global and Development Studies, Individualized, Women’s Studies) • Management – Business Economics • Political Studies • Psychology • Physical Education – Kinesiology and Sport Studies • Sociology
more at www.aUGUSTANA.ualberta.ca
business The Alberta School of Business offers world-class education, leadership opportunities, and connections to the global community. We pride ourselves in offering unique, practical, and rewarding programs. • Professors in our School have won more national teaching awards (3M) than any other business school in Canada. • UAlberta offers one of the first Bilingual Bachelor of Commerce degrees in Canada (English and French). • The Cooperative Education Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to incorporate paid work experience as part of their BCom degree. • The school maintains 20 exchange opportunities with top universities around the globe. • BCom students test their competitive edge in national and international business case competitions. • Join one of 19 student clubs and be a part of this vibrant group of students at UAlberta!
Some career possibilities:
“The School of Business is known for its wonderful professors, venues for original research, and opportunities to apply what is learned in the classroom in competitions and real life situations. In addition to working towards a Bachelor of Commerce, I continue to pursue my passion for music and participate in many volunteer efforts.”
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Bachelor of Commerce • Accounting • Business Economics and Law • Business Studies • East Asian Studies • Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise • European Studies • Finance • Human Resource Management • International Business • Latin American Studies • Management Information Systems • Management and Organization • Marketing • Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment • Operations Management • Retailing and Services • Honors Accounting • Honors Finance • Honors Management Science
Accountant Economic Policy Analyst Financial Analyst Human Resources Manager Investment Banking Analyst Information Systems Operations Manager Marketing Coordinator Public Relations Officer
Olivia Ostrom, USA International Business
more at www.bUSINESS.ualberta.ca
education We are proud of a rich and meaningful legacy as Canada’s first Faculty of Education. Our degree is recognized globally for its excellence, and our graduates teach in countries throughout the world. • Our professors of education are world class researchers. • We have researchers collaborating in more than 40 different countries. Our commitment to scholarship and action in global issues has made us a leader in Global Citizenship Education. • Our Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research focuses on theoretical and practical works in the areas of citizenship education, human rights education, and education for social justice, and social development. • With University of Alberta International, the Faculty leads a campus-wide Global Citizenship Curriculum Development initiative.
“I chose UAlberta because I heard great things about it when I was in grade 10 in Abu Dhabi. It has been a wonderful experience attending UAlberta. I love working with students and really enjoy being in my field of Special Education.”
• International study and internship opportunities are available. • We offer comprehensive and diverse Bachelor of Education programs, including many combined degree alternatives.
Sara Al-Souqi, United Arab Emirates Biological Sciences Special Education Program
Some career possibilities: • Professional Teacher • Educational Administrator • Educators / Trainers in the public and private sectors • Human Resources Personnel • Communications Professional • Educational Consultant • Educational MaterialsPublishing
Watch Sara’s video at www.studyincanada. ualberta.ca/mena
more at www.eDUCATION.ualberta.ca
Bachelor of Education • Elementary Education • Early Childhood Education • Educational Psychology • English as a Second Language • Fine Arts • Language and Literacy • Mathematics / Sciences • Music • Native Education • Physical Education • Second Languages • Social Studies • Special Education • Visual Studies • Secondary Education • Art • Biological Sciences • Career and Technology Studies • Chemistry • Drama • English Language Arts • English as a Second Language • General Sciences • Health Education • Instructional Technology • Mathematics / Sciences • Music • Music (Choral) • Native Education • Physical Education • Physical Sciences • Physics • Religious and Moral Education • Second Languages • Social Studies • Special Education
International students: please consult the following for teacher certification requirements http://education.alberta. ca/teachers/certification/ requirements.aspx
Engineering The Faculty of Engineering offers internationally respected undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees. Our degrees include cutting-edge programming in areas such as Biomedical, Nanotechnology, Energy, and Natural Resources Engineering. This Faculty offers: • the opportunity to use world-class teaching and learning facilities, including nanotechnology facilities that are unparalleled in Canada. • innovative programs, including four Nanotechnology options, a Chemical – Computer Process Control Option (the only program of its kind in Canada), and a Chemical – Oil Sands elective stream. • 16 Canada Research Chairs, 13 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Chairs, 11 Endowed Chairs and Professorships, and five Foundation Supported Chairs and Professorships. No other engineering faculty has a higher number of NSERC Industrial Research Chairs and NSERC Steacie Fellows. • the opportunity to learn from world renowned professors who are conducting groundbreaking research.
“One of the best things about the Faculty of Engineering is that you don’t need to commit to a specific field in 1st year.”
Rachita Bhatia, India Engineering
Some career possibilities: • • • • • • •
Aero Space Engineer Astronaut Consulting Engineer Field Engineer Facilities Engineer Operations Engineer Process Engineer
• Production Engineer • Project Management Engineer • Research & Development Engineer • Systems Design Engineer • Video Game Designer
Bachelor of science in Engineering • Chemical • Chemical (Computer Process Control) • Chemical (Biomedical) • Civil • Civil (Environmental) • Civil (Biomedical) • Computer • Computer (Software) • Computer (Nanoscale System Design) • Electrical • Electrical (Biomedical) • Electrical (Nanoengineering) • Engineering Physics • Engineering Physics (Nanoengineering) • Materials • Materials (Biomedical) • Materials (Nano and Functional Materials) • Mechanical • Mechanical (Biomedical) • Mining • Petroleum
Watch Rachita’s video at www.studyincanada. ualberta.ca/india
more at www.engineering.ualberta.ca
law Established in 1912, the Faculty is one of Canada’s leading law schools, offering a wide range of courses covering legal fundamentals, practice skills, and theoretical inquiries. • Courses are taught by some of the best academics and lawyers in the country. • Faculty members’ publications are used by lawyers, law students, judges, and academics across Canada. • The Law Centre houses technologically advanced classrooms, Wi-Fi, the Eldon Foote Moot Courtroom, a computer lab, career and other student services, and the John A. Weir Memorial Law Library. • The Faculty hosts three cutting-edge research institutes, which influence provincial, national, and international legal developments. • Students participate in University and broader community affairs, including providing legal services to the low-income community through Student Legal Services, the largest and one of the oldest student-based legal assistance programs in Canada.
“I am always attracted by the beautiful environment at the University of Alberta. I enjoy crisp fresh air, snow, trees, and rabbits whenever I take a walk around campus and nearby parks. The Faculty of Law has simply an outstanding group of professors and students who are friendly, talented, dedicated and hard-working.”
Some career possibilities: • Law Firm Practice • In-house Counsel • Positions in Government (e.g. Prosecutions, JAG, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Policy Development) • Positions in Non-Governmental Organizations • Positions in Academia
Sang Ho You, Korea Juris Doctor
more at www.law.ualberta.ca
Juris Doctor (JD) Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor (MBA/JD) Dual Juris Doctor (JD – with the University of Colorado) Master of Laws (LLM) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
native studies The only independent Faculty of Native Studies in Canada provides a common ground for students to critically examine the historical and contemporary relations concerning Aboriginal peoples. This Faculty offers: • a close-knit academic community of students and faculty members. • a connection to Aboriginal communities. • small class sizes with a diverse student population. • opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in research. • a unique and marketable arts-based university education.
Jake Archie, Canada Native Studies
Bachelor Of Arts (Native Studies) / Bachelor Of Education (Elementary, Secondary) Combined Degree Bachelor Of Arts (Native Studies) / Bachelor Of Science (Environmental And Conservation Sciences) Combined Degree Bachelor Of Arts (Native Studies) Honors*
• exciting combined and joint degree programs in the areas of Education and Environmental and Conservation Sciences.
Bachelor Of Arts (Native Studies) After Degree*
• courses in legal issues, human rights, governance, economic development, health, Cree, research methods, land/resource management, and more!
Certificate In Aboriginal Governance And Partnership (University Credit Certificate Or Embedded Within Degree)
• certificate programs in Aboriginal Governance and Partnership and Aboriginal Sport and Recreation.
“I chose UAlberta because it has the only Faculty of Native Studies in Canada and this demonstrated to me that they were serious about my field of study.”
Bachelor Of Arts (Native Studies)
• guest lecturers, including Elders and representatives from various Aboriginal organizations.
Certificate In Aboriginal Sport And Recreation (Offered Jointly Through The Faculty Of Physical Education And Recreation)
• special student gatherings, including tea with the Dean and tea and bannock potlucks.
Master Of Arts In Native Studies (New)
* NO DIRECT ENTRY FROM HIGH SCHOOL
Some career possibilities: • Federal, Provincial, Municipal, and Aboriginal Government representative • Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer: Oil & Gas, Forestry, Mining industries • Policy Analyst • Health & Wellness Coordinator • Environmental Management: Consultant, Project Manager • Educational Policy Planning and Teaching • Aboriginal Consultation Officer
more at www.alberta.ca/nativestudies
nursing The Faculty of Nursing is recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in teaching and research, and offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. • Our professors have received multiple teaching and research awards at the local, provincial, and national levels. • The Edmonton Clinic Health Academy is a new state-of-the-art building providing high-tech, interactive student spaces and collaboration between various health science programs. • Students gain hands-on experience using cutting-edge technology in the lab and by participating in clinical placements in a variety of hospital and community settings. • The Global Nursing Office facilitates international initiatives and linkages, including current partnerships in Brazil, China, Ghana, Thailand, and the United States. • Aboriginal nursing initiatives engage students and faculty in community projects that promote the health of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples.
“I have had an amazing experience with the faculty, Some career possibilities: students, staff and the • Hospital-Based Nurse whole community here at • Long-Term Care Nurse the University. I have also • Public Health Nurse • Occupational Health Nurse thoroughly enjoyed the • Military Nurse hospitality of Canadians.”
Geoffrey Maina, Kenya Nursing
• Home Care Nurse • Mental Health Nurse
more at WWW.Nursing.ualberta.ca
Nursing – 4-year BScN– Collaborative Program Nursing – 4-year BScN– Bilingual Program Nursing – 4-year BScN–Honors Program Nursing – 2-year BScN–After Degree Program Nursing – 2-year RPN to BScN Program MASTER OF NURSING PROGRAM PHD NURSING PROGRAM
Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences An exciting period of growth has brought new opportunities to students at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. • Our Faculty has established Canada’s first combined MBA / BSc in Pharmacy degree. After their third-year in pharmacy, students enter the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program, becoming graduate students for one year. Students then return to the BSc in Pharmacy program to complete their final year.
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy (PHARMD) NEW) Combined masters of business administration and bachelor of science in pharmacy (new)
• Alberta’s first 14-month Doctor of Pharmacy program (PharmD), launches in September 2013. This Post-Professional program accepts students who have just completed their BSc in Pharmacy degree. • BSc Pharmacy students gain real-life work experience in a coordinated experiential program that includes more than 16 weeks of work in various pharmacy settings.
Some career possibilities:
“The reason I chose pharmacy at UAlberta is because of its unique curriculum and where it’s heading by incorporating the PharmD program into the undergraduate courses. UAlberta is a great place to get your degree... and have fun!”
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Academic Researcher in clinical and scientific areas Ambulatory clinics/Primary Care Networks Community Pharmacist Positions in Government Hospital Pharmacist or Pharmacist in related health care settings Industry-related positions in research, medical information, and sales • Positions with insurance companies • Medical research and development • Medical sales
Mohamed Abdelrady, Egypt Pharmacy
more at WWW.PHARMACY.ualberta.ca
Physical Education & Recreation Discover the art and science of human movement in Canada’s premier Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. We offer outstanding study choices leading to active, rewarding careers. This Faculty offers:
Bachelor of Physical Education
• a professional practicum, where you’ll have an opportunity to practice what you’ve learned in a local, national, or international setting.
Bachelor of Physical Education / BACHELOR OF Education (Combined DEGREE IN BOTH ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY ROUTES)
• degrees that provide the foundation for graduate studies in areas such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, orthotics and prosthetics, dentistry, and medicine.
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
• undergraduate research opportunities working with our professors. • opportunities for sport and recreation for high performance and recreational athletes, in great facilities on two campuses. • a peer mentoring program that helps students succeed.
“Studying in this Faculty has been mind-opening and inspiring. We are all are passionate about understanding the human body and the complex world that is human movement and health.”
Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism
Some career possibilities: • • • • • • •
Certified Exercise Physiologist Community Health and Wellness Practitioner Fitness Consultant Prosthetist / Orthotist (graduate studies required) Recreational Therapist / Adapted Physical Activity Specialist Mental Training Consultant Sport and Recreation Facilities / Operations Manager
Maria Miranda, Costa Rica Kinesiology
more at www.physedandrec.ualberta.ca
CERTIFICATE IN ABORIGINAL SPORT AND RECREATION (OFFERED JOINTLY WITH THE FACULty OF NATIVE STUDIES) (NEW)
Campus Saint-Jean Le Campus Saint-Jean (CSJ) est un joyau francophone croissant au coeur de l’Ouest canadien. Il s’agit d’un campus ouvert sur le monde où l’on vit une riche diversité. • Un nombre grandissant d’étudiants provenant de plus de 25 pays fréquentent le CSJ qui est maintenant reconnu comme une destination de choix. • Des professeurs provenant de tous les coins du monde rehaussent l’aspect académique du Campus. • Une équipe d’étudiants et de professionnels est responsable d’accueillir les étudiants étrangers. • Les étudiants du Campus Saint-Jean bénéficient de toute une panoplie de services personnalisés et d’activités culturelles qui viennent agrémenter leurs études. • Le Campus Saint-Jean se distingue aussi en étant la seule institution au Canada à offrir les programmes bilingues suivants: • Administration des affaires • Sciences infirmières • Sciences de l’environnement et de la conservation
Quelques carriÈres potentielles: “Les étudiants ici suivent des cours en français. Cela me permet de maîtriser deux langues étrangères. La vie à l’Université de l’Alberta et au Campus Saint-Jean est vraiment une expérience merveilleuse. Depuis mon arrivée, je me suis déjà intégrée, dans la vie et dans la communauté.”
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Représentant en commerce international Spécialiste des politiques environnementales Analyste financier Chercheur en sciences biomédicales Infirmière Enseignant Ingénieur Biomédical
Baccalauréat / Bachelor (1er cycle) • Humanités et sciences sociales/ Humanités et sciences sociales avec spécialisation • Administration des affaires (bilingue)* • Éducation/Éducation et sciences combinées/Éducation après un premier diplôme (2 ans) • Sciences en génie (première année)* • Sciences appliqués • Sciences de l’environnement et de la conservation (bilingue)* • Sciences infirmières (bilingue)* PROGRAMMES COLLÉGIALS (NOUVEAU)! • Technique en administration des affaires (bilingue)* * Ces programmes sont offerts en collaboration avec d’autres facultés/departements de la University of Alberta Maîtrise (2e cycle) • Sciences Sociales et humanités en études canadiennes • Sciences de l’éducation
Yingxue Li, Chine Les Arts
pour en savoir plus, consultez notre site Web www.cSJ.ualberta.ca
science What do a Nobel Laureate, Global Environmentalist, and Discovery Channel TV personality have in common? A University of Alberta, Faculty of Science degree. We value discovery, critical thinking, and a passion for science. We offer specialized training that will give you the skills, confidence, and knowledge to go far in your career. This Faculty offers: • traditional and interdisciplinary degree programs spanning 37 scientific disciplines. • research and teaching excellence, with nationally and internationally recognized professors. • hands-on learning experiences through field schools and research initiatives. • small, specialized laboratory training opportunities for all science students. • paid internships for Canadian and international students.
“I loved my classes from the beginning; the large variety of courses available and the multitude of choices were exciting and made me really enthusiastic about my program. My favourite thing about my program is that I have the freedom to choose my courses. I was able to take a lot of really interesting courses that I never thought I would be able to take.”
• outreach opportunities that take science education into the community.
Some career possibilities: • Environmental Consultant (weather modification and global change, environmental protection) • Investment Analyst • Food & Drug Inspector • Network Architect • Environmental & Regulatory Specialist • Water Purification Chemist • Geophysicist (petroleum, environment, data collection)
Luiza Deaconescu, Romania Psychology
more at www.science.ualberta.ca
Bachelor of Science • Animal Biology • Applied Mathematics • Astrophysics • Atmospheric Sciences • Biochemistry • Bioinformatics (Biological Sciences) • Bioinformatics (Computing Science) • Biological Sciences • Cell Biology • Chemistry • Computing Science • Computing Science (Business Minor) • Computing Science Specialization in Software Practice • Computational Science (Mathematics) • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences • Ecology • Environmental Earth Sciences • Evolutionary Biology • Geology • Geophysics • Immunology and Infection • Mathematical Physics • Mathematics • Mathematics and Economics • Mathematics and Finance • Mathematical Sciences • Microbiology • Molecular Genetics • Neuroscience • Paleontology • Pharmacology • Physical Sciences • Physics • Physiology • Physiology and Developmental Biology • Plant Biology • Psychology • Statistics
Graduate Studies & Research The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is home to more than 7,000 graduate students – the largest contingent of researchers on campus. Our students play a key role in UAlberta discoveries as they partner with award-winning faculty to exchange information and ideas. This Faculty offers: • graduate student funding rates that are among the highest Canada. More than 80% of current doctoral students received $20,000 CAD a year during their first four years of study. • world-class facilities, including the National Institute for Nanotechnology and a first-rate library collection critical for social science and humanities research. • diversity in program selection, with 110+ master’s and 60+ doctoral degrees in more than 300 research areas. • opportunities to conduct research abroad through formal exchange agreements, industry internships, and field work.
“I decided to join the Department of Mechanical Engineering as a PhD student because of the cultural diversity, prestige and research quality of the university.”
Pedro Mateo Villanueva, Dominican Republic Mechanical Engineering
• one of the lowest graduate student tuition rates in Canada. Tips for finding a program • Identify and make an inquiry with the department offering a program in which you hope to study before applying. • Review department websites. This is where you will find program and course outlines, specific research areas, faculty profiles and department contact information. See Programs at www.gradstudies.ualberta.ca • Contact a professor whose research matches your interests. Starting a dialogue with a UAlberta faculty member can be a great way to find a program that’s right for you. See Find at Researcher at www.studyincanada.ualberta.ca/findaresearcher
Some career possibilities: • Academic faculty positions at leading universities • Corporate or private industry positions • Postdoctoral fellowships • Governments, NGOs, and non-profit organizations
more at www.gradstudies.ualberta.ca
• Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science • Anthropology • Art and Design • Biochemistry • Biological Sciences • Biomedical Engineering • Business • Cell Biology • Chemical and Materials Engineering • Chemistry • Civil and Environmental Engineering • Communications and Technology • Comparative Literature • Computing Science • Dentistry • Drama • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences • East Asian Studies • Economics • Educational Policy Studies • Educational Psychology • Educational Studies • Electrical and Computer Engineering • Elementary Education • English • Etudes canadiennes • Etudes en langue et culture • Health Promotion Studies • Health Sciences Education (NEW) • History and Classics • Human Ecology • Humanities Computing • Internetworking • Laboratory Medicine and Pathology • Law • Library and Information Studies • Linguistics • Mathematical and Statistical Sciences • Mechanical Engineering • Medical Genetics • Medical Microbiology and Immunology • Medicine • Modern Languages and Cultural Studies • Music • Native Studies • Neuroscience • Nursing • Obstetrics and Gynecology • Occupational Therapy • Oncology • Ophthalmology • Pediatrics • Pharmacology • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences • Philosophy • Physical Education and Recreation • Physical Therapy • Physics • Physiology • Political Science • Psychiatry • Psychology • Public Health Sciences • Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging • Rehabilitation Medicine • Religious Studies • Renewable Resources • Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology • Secondary Education • Sociology • Speech Pathology and Audiology • Surgery
Medicine & Dentistry The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry is a large faculty with 20 departments and 18 research groups. The Department of Dentistry teaches the knowledge and skills necessary to assume positions in private dental practice and community health care. Admission to the DDS and Dental Hygiene programs is limited, and applications are selected on a competitive basis. 85% of the places in the program are reserved for Alberta residents, five percent for international students and ten percent for non-Albertan Canadians.
The Faculty of Medicine is one of the top three medical schools for research in North America. There is an outstanding environment covering the spectrum of health research, with scientists who are highly sought after by research centres in North America and Europe. The teaching hospital at the University of Alberta is the largest in Western Canada, offering state-of-the-art facilities for the clinical education of medical students and residents.
The following Faculty offers limited enrolment for international students.
Dentistry Dental Hygiene Medical Laboratory Science
Entrance is restricted to students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrants). more at www.med.ualberta.ca
Public Health The School of Public Health is uniquely focused on protecting and promoting the health of populations as well as preventing disease and injury. Graduate programs in the School of Public Health are designed to prepare a new generation of skilled health professionals to tackle the challenges facing our global population and improve the health of people. Programs are centered on the broad spectrum of learning in the
This Faculty offers graduate programs only.
field of public health and the social determinants of health. They are interdisciplinary in nature and practical in their focus. Graduate programs lead to the following degrees: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science (MSc) and the Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Health Promotion. more at www.Publichealth.ualberta.ca
Rehabilitation Medicine The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine offers graduate course-based programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology. In addition, the Faculty offers MSc and PhD programs in rehabilitation science. The MSc in Rehabilitation Science program is a thesis degree program designed to provide entry-level training for future scientists. Typically, these are students who plan to pursue a PhD in
Rehabilitation Science or a related field. The PhD in Rehabilitation Science program is a research degree program designed to provide advanced research training in rehabilitation science for students from a variety of rehabilitation-related backgrounds, not all of whom are credentialed clinical professionals. more at www.rehabmed.ualberta.ca
This Faculty offers graduate programs only.
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How to apply for 1
Check out program options, admission requirements, and deadlines. Explore the impressive list of our program options (page 23)! • Check to find out what the admission subject Choose a Faculty and program appropriate for you. requirements are for your program. You will need to:
• Find out the application and document deadlines.
• Check UAlberta’s English language proficiency requirements. If you are applying to Campus SaintJean, you will need to check the French language proficiency requirements.
NOTE: Some programs can be entered directly from high school, while others require pre-professional study which can be completed at UAlberta.
Submit your application online. Fill out the online application for admission at www.registrar.ualberta.ca/apply
• You will be required to submit a CAD $115 application fee by credit card.
You can fill out the application now and send your documents later.
• Make sure that you receive and save the electronic receipt to confirm that your application was submitted successfully.
Tips: • Be sure to use your full legal name on the application form (as it appears in your passport). • Include your personal email address on your application form (you will need to validate your email as part of the application process).
• If you are unable to submit the application form online, a paper application form can be downloaded in pdf format at www.registrar.ualberta.ca/forms
Wait to receive your Ualberta email and I.D.s If you apply online, you will receive important information from UAlberta by e-mail within 48 hours of submitting your application. You will receive: • Your 7-digit ID number (include this with any correspondence with the university). • Your Campus Computing ID (CCID) and password, which you will use to access Bear Tracks, where you can track the status of your application for admission at https://www.beartracks.ualberta.ca
You can choose a maximum of three different programs, in the order of your preference.
• Login information for your UAlberta webmail account. This is your personal e-mail account with the University. The University will be sending important notifications to you on this e-mail account. You are required to activate this e-mail account as soon as possible and check it regularly. NOTE: See UAlberta’s Electronic Communications Policy at https://www.registrar.ualberta.ca/ecommunications
Submit interim documents for Early Admission consideration. Starting as early as November, your application will be evaluated for Early Admission after we receive the necessary documents. With an Early Admission letter, you will be able to start your study permit application and be eligible to register in courses earlier than if you wait until the final document deadlines. Early Admission is not Final Admission. You will need to complete Step 8 and submit official and complete documents by the deadline.
High school students: Submit a school transcript that shows all of the courses you have already taken and grades you have already received, as well as interim (i.e. midterm) results for courses still in progress. Postsecondary transfer students: can also be considered for Early Admission to many programs. Submit transcripts for your entire academic record (high school and postsecondary). For the current year in progress, you must submit all the transcripts up to and
Explore scholarship opportunities. UAlberta provides international students with exceptional financial rewards for academic and extracurricular achievements. In most cases, you will automatically be considered for scholarships (page 19), but some competitions require a specialized application. www.studyincanada.ualberta.ca/scholarships
Apply to live on-campus. All international students who apply for housing before April 30, 2013 are guaranteed a space in one of our residences for their first year. This application is separate from your application to study at UAlberta. If you have a preference for a particular residence community (page 13), make sure you apply as early as possible, starting October 1, 2012. You can submit your housing application once you have applied for admission and obtained your 7-digit UAlberta student ID number. You can apply online at www.ualberta.ca/residences There is a CAD $175 application fee for housing (a partial refund of $150 may be available if you are unable to attend and cancel before room offers are made).
Send your official and complete documents by the deadline.
Your application will be processed for Final Admission once we have received your original official documents, showing us your complete academic record, by the deadline. www.studyincanada.ualberta.ca/documents Even if you are offered Early Admission, you must send your official documents and meet all conditions listed in your Early Admission letter in order to finalize your admission. Documents must be sent to UAlberta’s Registrar’s Office directly from the authorized issuing institution by the posted deadlines. The typical documents you will be required to provide are: • Proof of English language proficiency (eg. TOEFL, IELTS, etc). • If you are applying to Campus Saint-Jean, proof of French language proficiency is required. • High school grades and transcripts, certificates, and/ or diplomas. • Transcripts from any postsecondary institutions you have attended. • Detailed course descriptions for each postsecondary course completed outside of Canada. • Official English translation of all documentation not issued originally in English or French.
Apply for your study permit. In order to study in Canada, you will need a study permit. Application processing time can take up to three months to complete. We encourage you to apply for your study permit well in advance of your program start date. You can use your letter of Early Admission to start your study permit application. For complete information on immigration and application requirements, consult the Government of Canada website at www.cic.gc.ca You may also contact the UAlberta’s International Student Services for advice at firstname.lastname@example.org
including: first semester results; second semester registration for the institution you are currently attending; official and final transcripts for any other institutions previously attended; and detailed course descriptions of each course . All applicants must also submit evidence of English language proficiency (passing score or scheduled test date). If you are applying to Campus Saint-Jean, proof of French language proficiency is required. Remember to include your UAlberta 7-digit ID number with all documents and see page 49 for more information on what you will need to provide.
Send your documents to: University of Alberta Office of the Registrar and Student Awards 201 Administration Building Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2M7
Admissions Admission is competitive and is based on your complete academic history and achievement in three main areas:
• Completing an undergraduate program will give you a Bachelor’s Degree. • An undergraduate program will last four years on average. Some programs may take longer to complete.
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English language proficiency requirement (ELP) • A ll undergraduate applicants to English-speaking and bilingual programs need an adequate level of English language proficiency before admission, regardless of their citizenship status or country of origin.
conducted by the Faculty of Extension, may be required to confirm English language proficiency.
• T he University of Alberta reserves the right to use discretion in determining adequate levels of language proficiency to ensure success in academic programs. In some cases, additional English language testing,
How can I show that I’ve met the requirements?
UAlberta will accept one of the following:
Details and conditions
Completing a test of English Language Proficiency and earning the minimum score required by UAlberta.
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
iBT: at least 86, with a minimum score of 21 points in each section, or, Paper based: 580
IELTS (Academic) (International English Language Testing System).
At least 6.5 with no band less than 5.0.
CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language assessment exam).
At least 70
CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees).
At least 4.5, with no part less than 4.0
CAE (Certificate in Advanced English, also known as Cambridge English: Advanced).
At least B
CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English, also known as Cambridge English: Proficiency).
At least C
MELAB (Michigan English Assessment Battery).
At least 85
PTE (Pearson Test of English) (Academic)
At least 59
English Language Arts 30-1 course (Alberta High School)
Final blended grade of 75% or better
International Baccalaureate English A1, A2
A grade of 5 or better
International Baccalaureate English B1, B2
A grade of 6 or better
Advanced Placement English.
A grade of 4 or better on the AP English College Board examination
O-level, GCSE, IGCSE, AS-level or A-level English Language or Literature course
A grade of B or better (See Note 6)
6 credits of transferable university-level English Language and Literature completed at a postsecondary institution where English is the language of instruction
A grade of B+ or better
The University of Alberta’s ESL 140/145
Three full years of education in English in Canada or the equivalent in another country where English is the principal language.
Such education must include Alberta Grade 12 or its equivalent level, and can be a combination of secondary and postsecondary education.
Successful completion of the equivalent of three years of full-time instruction in a school/institution in Canada in which the major language of instruction is English.
The level of English proficiency required for graduation must be equivalent to that in English language schools/institutions in Canada.
Graduation from a degree program offered by an accredited University at which English is the primary language of instruction.
The University must be located in a country where English is the primary language.
(See Note 4)
Completing certain courses that have been approved by UAlberta, and achieving a certain minimum grade in that course. (See Note 4)
Previous Education in English (See Notes 1, 2, 3, 5)
Completing UAlberta’s Bridging Progam
Academically qualified students who do not meet the English Language Proficiency requirements listed above should consider UAlberta’s Bridging Program. www.ualberta.ca/bridging
Spoken English language proficiency (required by some programs) If you select a program related to Health Sciences or Education, you will be required to meet the spoken English language proficiency requirement. Please refer to the UAlberta Calendar for how to meet this requirement (Section 13.3.2).
Note 1: Enrolment in English as a second language (ESL) courses or programs will not be included in the calculation of three years of full-time study. Enrolment must be in a regular high school or postsecondary for-credit program. Where students are registered in both ESL and regular programs, the ESL hours will be deducted from the total educational hours. Note 2: Proof of three years of education must be submitted in the form of official transcripts (including details on course enrolment and hours of instruction). Note 3: Failing grades/courses will not be counted when calculating full-time attendance. Only courses with passing grades will be considered.
Note 4: Standardized test results must be issued directly from the testing office. Photocopies will not be accepted. Test scores must be valid and verifiable. Note 5: For a list of countries and universities that are recognized as having met UAlberta’s English language proficiency requirement, visit: www.studyincanada.ualberta/elp Note 6: In countries where alpha-grades are further defined by numerical grades, a minimum grade of 3 is required to meet ELP (For example: a grade of B3).
more at www.studyincanada.ualberta.CA/elp
Subject requirements for undergraduate admission: general information
To be admitted to a UAlberta undergraduate program, you need to show that you have fulfilled certain academic requirements, for example: completing certain courses and/or exams.
Can students enter UAlberta undergraduate programs directly from high school?
• Direct Entry programs can be entered directly from high school. • Professional programs cannot be entered directly from high school — you need to take some postsecondary courses first. (All prerequisites can be taken at UAlberta).
How many subjects do I need to present if I am a high school student entering a Direct Entry program? You need five Admission Subjects taken at the senior level (or highest level) in high school. For example: Subject requirements if you apply for the general Bachelor of Science Program
1. English 2. Math (Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry) 3. One from Biology, Chemistry, Calculus, Physics, or Computer Science 4. One from Biology, Chemistry, Calculus, Physics or Computer Science 5. Subject from Humanities, Fine Arts, or Sciences
Some requirements will be specific subjects, such as 1 – 4 listed here. Some requirements can be a subject from either the Humanities, Fine Arts, or Science categories
See page 47 for more information
If you are transferring from another postsecondary institution, you will be evaluated on a combination of your postsecondary and high school results. Note: Some programs will have additional requirements, such as portfolios or an audition.
To find the specific admission requirements for your program, visit www.studyincanada.ualberta.ca/admissions
What courses qualify as Humanities, Fine Arts, or Science subjects? • Humanities subjects: English (Literature and Composition); Languages other than English; History; Cultural Geography; Social Studies; Economics • Fine Arts subjects: Art; Drama; Music • Science subjects: Math (Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry); Biology; Calculus; Chemistry; Physics; Physical Geography; Science; Computer Science
What subjects do I need to What do I need to send enter a Professional program? to show that I’ve met the admission requirements? • You will need to complete some postsecondary study (university-level) before you can be considered for admission. All prerequisites can be taken at UAlberta.
• The level and amount of postsecondary study required will vary by program. • Admission is based on your academic performance at the postsecondary level, but may also include some of your high school matriculation subjects.
You will need to send us your official documentation. Grades can possibly come from your local high school curriculum, postsecondary work, or an internationally recognized exam, such as: • IB • AP • SAT • A, AS, or O Levels
What’s next? • Visit www.STUDYINCANADA.UALBERTA.CA/STUDYATUALBERTA • Learn about the competitive average required on page 48 • Learn about the documentation you will need to send on page 49 • Check the deadlines on page 51
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Common equivalency Begin by consulting www.STUDYINCANADA. UALBERTA.CA/ADMISSIONS to determine what program-specific courses are required. Then, verify subject equivalencies in the chart below.
Equivalency comparisons (commonly seen in the American System) To meet the Subject Requirements, you can present the prerequisites listed in column A, B, C, or D. Subject Requirements Will Vary by Program
High School Courses
Advanced or Placement
Four years of English Language Arts with a course at the senior level.
SAT Critical Reading/SAT Subject Tests
SAT Critical Reading with a minimum score of 550
If a senior level course is completed prior to the senior year, this must be indicated on the transcript or in a letter from the school.
Three years of History, Government Studies, or Civics including the senior year. A Language other than English may also be used. At least three consecutive years are required, including the senior year.
Government and Politics, Human Geography, European History, World History, any Language at the AP level, US History, Micro Economics, Macro Economics, Psychology
American History and Social Studies (minimum score 620); World History (minimum score 620); French (minimum score 580); German (minimum score 560); Latin (minimum score 600); Modern Hebrew (minimum score 600); Italian (minimum score 620); Spanish (minimum score 570); Korean (minimum score 600); Japanese (minimum score 620); Chinese (minimum score 750)
• Anthropology • Economics • Geography • History • History of the Americas • History of Europe • History of Africa • History of Asia & Middle East • History of Asia & Oceania • Islamic History • Philosophy • Psychology • Arabic • Bengali • Bosnian • Bulgarian • Cantonese • Chinese • Czech • Danish • Dutch • Finnish • French • German • Greek • Hindi • Indonesian • Italian • Japanese • Latin • Mandarin •Norwegian • Polish • Portuguese • Russian • Slovak • Spanish • Swahili • Swedish • Turkish
Three years of the same Fine Arts subject (e.g. 3 years of Music or 3 years of Art, including the senior year. Combinations of disciplines will not be considered.)
Art History, Studio Art, Music Theory
• Art & Design • Dance • Film • Music • Theatre (Drama Theatre Arts) • Visual Arts
Math (Algebra / Geometry / Trigonometry)
Pre-Calculus (Calculus, Statistics, Business or Applied Mathematics will not be considered.)
N/A - There is no AP course that meets the Algebra requirement for admission.
Mathematics Level 2 or Mathematics IIC with a minimum score of 600
• Mathematics • Math Studies
Calculus course completed at the senior level.
Calculus AB, Calculus BC
There is no SAT Subject test in Calculus
Biology E or Biology M with a minimum score of 590
Chemistry with a minimum score of 600
Physics with a minimum score of 600
Environmental Sciences, Statistics, Computer Science A, Computer Science AB
• Computing Science • Design • Environmental Systems
Biology Chemistry Physics Sciences
Advanced or Honors courses in the US curriculum may meet the subject requirements for certain faculties. Applicants are encouraged to take SAT subject tests to meet the subject requirements for their program. One year high school course alone will not meet the subject prerequisite for admission.
* Advanced or Honors courses in the US curriculum may meet the subject requirements for certain Faculties. Visit www.studyincanada.ualberta.ca/equivalencies
Competitive averages are determined each academic year. The minimum admission average varies depending on the Faculty and Program; however, in general, applicants are expected to have the minimum level of achievement indicated below.
• British Curriculum Grades of As and Bs on GCE O-level and predicted A-level subjects; a minimum of two (sometimes three) subjects must be completed at the AS or A-level (check the admission requirement prerequisites for which subjects must be at the AS or A-level).
30 predicted points on the full diploma (including bonus points received after March 1, 2013), and presentation of the five matriculation subjects (at higher or standard level). Final IB grades in the range of 4 to 7 in the five matriculation subjects are considered competitive for admission.
Applicants who do not plan to write A2 / Advanced level exams will miss the published UAlberta document deadline (August 1) and are encouraged to take SAT subject tests in appropriate areas.
• Advanced Placement (AP) A combination of grades of 4 and 5, and presentation of the five matriculation subjects.
• International Baccalaureate (IB) (www.ibo.org) UAlberta will award Final Admission based on a minimum
• Chinese Curriculum A combination of As and Bs on the Joint Graduation Exam (Hui Kao), or a competitive score on the University Entrance Exam
(Gao Kao), and presentation of the five matriculation subjects. Results must be issued by the governing authority. • US Curriculum An overall average of B/B+, with Advanced/Honors Science subjects to meet matriculation subjects; SAT Reasoning and Subject Test results can assist you in meeting the entrance requirements (see Common equivalency comparisons on page 47). Other curricula and credentials will also be considered, see www.studyincanada.ualberta.ca/ equivalencies
To view competitive admission averages from last year, visit www.studyincanada.ualberta.ca/GPA Presentation of the minimum requirements does not always guarantee admission.
What should you provide
Do not wait until the deadline to submit your documents. The earlier we receive your documents, the earlier we can consider you for admission. A maximum of 60 transfer credits from your previous institution can be applied towards a University of Alberta degree.
Official documentation must be sent directly from the issuing high school, postsecondary institution, government, or organization. • One official copy of your high school diploma and a transcript of your grades are required. • E-documents (document scans) will be accepted from international high school applicants for evaluation for Early Admission to direct entry programs, but the original documents must still be submitted to the University of Alberta by the August 1 document deadline for Final Admission. • If you have attended a postsecondary institution, then two official copies of your postsecondary transcripts are required. You will need to provide a detailed course syllabus for all postsecondary coursework completed outside of Canada. See details at www.studyincanada. ualberta.ca/transfer • Transfer credit is determined on an individual basis and will be evaluated once all supporting documents are submitted.
Photocopies will not be accepted. In the event that the issuing institution produces only one official copy of the document and will not send additional copies to universities, we will accept a certified copy. Certified copies can be authorized by one of the following: your high school, university or college; a notary public; a ministry of education office; a Canadian Embassy or Consulate General. In the event that a certified copy is presented, the original document must be presented for verification upon your arrival on campus. Documents issued in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by official English translations.
Information and Privacy Canadian law prohibits the University of Alberta from discussing the details of an applicant’s file with anyone but the applicant. In the event that you wish to allow a counsellor, parent, or other third party to have access to your file, written permission (including your signature) must accompany the application form.
Please remember to include your 7-digit UAlberta ID number in all correspondence. Send documents to: University of Alberta Office of the Registrar and Student Awards 201 Administration Building Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2M7 More information at: www.studyincanada.ualberta.ca/ documents
Get university credits for advanced high school curricula
There are several high school education systems that exceed the level of meeting the basic admission requirements to enter UAlberta’s undergraduate programs. UAlberta recognizes the commitment and excellence of students who have successfully completed these curricula. Transfer credit, advanced placement, and the opportunity for credit by special assessment are available for students who have demonstrated excellence in specific subject areas in these international curricula: • International Baccaleaureate (IB) • Advanced Placement (AP) • British system (GCE) A-Level Visit www.studyincanada.ualberta.ca/advancedstanding and find out which UAlberta course equivalents you can earn by successfully completing specified IB, AP, and GCE A-Level courses with required grades. Note: Students given advanced placement will be permitted to register in a senior course. Students entering the Faculty of Arts who are given Advanced Placement will be admitted to a senior course after determination of their background qualifications for that course (interview, placement test, etc.). They may also challenge a junior or senior course for credit via the Credit by Special Assessment route if they have appropriate qualifications and are eligible within the regulations. Note: For students entering the Faculty of Engineering, transfer credit for the first (qualifying) year courses does not reduce the minimum load requirement of 37.0 units. Note: Augustana Faculty course equivalents for transfer credit are available in the U of A Calendar (Section 16, Admissions Chart 6).
Fall/Winter (September entry)
Fall/Winter (September entry)
Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences. . . . . . . . . May 1 Arts BA (Criminology). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 1 All other programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1 Augustana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1 Business. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 1 Education BEd and BEd After Degree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1 BEd (Adult Education Route) . . . . . . . . Contact Department Diploma in Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 1 Engineering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1 Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 1 Medicine & Dentistry BSc (Dental Hygiene Specialization) Post-Diploma Degree Completion . . . . . . . . . November 1 Dental Hygiene Diploma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 1 Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 1 Medical Laboratory Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 1 Medicine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 1 Native Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1 Nursing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1 Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences . . . . . . . . . . March 1 Physical Education & Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1 Campus Saint-Jean BA, BSc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1 Bilingual BCom and BEd (Elementary, Secondary) . . March 1 BSc Nursing (Bilingual) apply to Faculty of Nursing. February 1 All other programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1 Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1 Open Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 31
The document deadlines for most UAlberta programs are: High school applicants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 1 Postsecondary/transfer applicants . . . . . . . . . . . . June 15
Winter Term (January entry) Spring/Summer Terms (May entry) Summer Term (July entry) Refer to UAlberta Calendar at www.registrar.ualberta.ca/calendar
The academic year is divided into four terms.
The following programs have different deadlines or require additional documentation: Arts BA (Criminology) – references, résumé and written statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 1 transcripts and interview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 1 BFA (Art and Design) and BDesign portfolio submission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1 BFA (Drama) in Acting – audition application . . . . January 11 BFA (Drama) in Theatre Design references, portfolio submission . . . . . . . . . . . April 1 BFA (Technical Theatre) letter of intent, references, interview, and résumé . . April 1 BMus and BMus/BEd – audition application . . . . . . . May 1 Augustana All applicants – residency application . . . . . . . . . August 1 BA (Music Major or Minor) – interview. . . . . . . . . . April 15 BSc (Music Minor) – interview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 15 BMus – audition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 15 Education (Diploma) – all documents . . . . . . . . . . . . June 1 Law – all documents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 1 Medicine & Dentistry Dentistry – Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) . . . . . . . January 15 Medical Laboratory Science – letter of intent . . . . . . . May 1 Dentistry and Diploma in Dental Hygiene – All previously completed course work and course registration of current year. . . . . . . . November 1 Fall term final grades and Winter Term registration of current year. . . . . . . . . . . . . February 1 Medicine – Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), interview and letters of reference, all previously completed course work, and course registration of current year . . . . . November 1 Fall Term final grades and Winter Term registration of current year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 1 Pharmacy – letter of intent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 1 Open Studies Consult UAlberta Calendar §12.7
Winter Term (January entry) Fall Term Winter Term Spring Term Summer Term
September to December January to April May to mid-June July to mid-August
The majority of undergraduate programs accept applications for the Fall Term only, but there are several programs that can admit in Winter or Spring. Complete details on deadlines and application procedures can be found on our website at www.studyincanada.ualberta.ca/admissions
Spring/Summer Terms (May entry) Summer Term (July entry) Refer to UAlberta Calendar at www.registrar.ualberta.ca/calendar
Don’t wait until the deadline to send your documents! The earlier we recieve your documents, the earlier we can consider you for admission.
Cost of Living Estimate
Based on 30 credits in 8 months (CAD)
Tuition & Fees
$ 19,645 Note: this estimate is based on the 2012/13 rates for undergraduate students in the Faculties of Arts and Science.
$ Accommodation (SHARED)1
$2,800 - $5,300
Accommodation $5,600 - $8,100 (PRIVATE APARTMENT)
Notes Other Faculties may have a higher rate of tuition, for example: $23,366 Faculty of Engineering $25,236 School of Business Visit: www.studyincanada.ualberta.ca/tuition for current estimates for all Faculties.
For undergraduate student residences that range from dormitory-style rooms to four-bedroom, shared apartments.
Books and Supplies
The miscellaneous category includes phone ($50/month), laundry ($30/month), pharmacy ($15/month), Recreation & Entertainment ($50/month) and Dental ($20/month).
1 Canadian dollar = $1.0014 US dollars (average exchange rate from June 2011 to June 2012 (www.oanda.com)
A student bus pass for September to April is included in UAlbertaâ€™s non-instructional fees.
Please note: The rates listed on this page are estimates and are subject to change. Consult the UAlberta website for additional information.
You can get advanced standing or transfer credit if you successfully complete certain high school courses.
You donâ€™t have to make the final decision about your major and minor right away.
UAlberta can offer you transfer credit, advanced placement, or the opportunity for credit by special assessment if you have demonstrated excellence in specific subject areas under the GCE A-Level, IB, and AP curricula.
UAlberta offers 200+ undergraduate programs so you have great flexibility to tailor your degree to your interests. In some programs, you can enroll in a Faculty but wait up to your third year to declare your major and minor areas of study.
You can apply now and then send your documents later. To start the application process, you just need to complete the Application for Undergraduate Studies form and submit it. The application deadline for most direct entry programs is May 1, but there are some exceptions. Documents have a later deadline, (June 15 or August 1 for most programs) so you can send them later on, although you should try to send them as soon as possible to get an admissions decision sooner. www.studyincanada.ualberta.ca/ documents
UAlberta accepts many different international curricula. In addition to IB, AP, British, and US-based curricula, UAlberta accepts many local high school curricula from around the world. Consult our website to see which curricula are accepted from your country.
You can complete your preprofessional year at UAlberta. Most undergraduate programs can be entered directly from high school, but some require at least one year of pre-professional study before you can apply. You can complete your pre-professional studies at UAlberta.
You can track the progress of your application online.
When you submit your application to study at UAlberta, you will receive an ID and login for Beartracks, our online system where you can track your application status. Eventually, you can also use it to register for your courses. https://www.beartracks.ualberta.ca
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