University of Alberta
City: Edmonton
Website: www.ualberta.ca
Approximate semester dates: Fall Term: September - December
Winter Term: January - April
Language of instruction: English
Full time load equivalent:

Undergraduate: 15 credits per semester

Postgraduate: 9 credits per semester

Fields of Study Available:

This is not an exclusive list of the Disciplines available.
Disciplines listed here can provide a full-time load of study.  
All other available courses can be found in the course catalogue.

Humanities & Social Sciences:

Local Government
Spanish
Anthropology
Art (drawing & painting)
Art History
Chinese
Christian Theology
Classics
Comparative Literature
Drama
Economics
English
Film Studies
French
German
History
Human Ecology
Italian
Japanese
Latin
Latin American Studies
Linguistics
Native Studies
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Recreation & Leisure Studies
Religious Studies
Russian
Scandinavian
Sociology
Spanish
Ukrainian
Women’s Studies
Creative Writing
 

Science & Health Sciences:

Agriculture & Resource Economics
Animal Science
Biochemistry
Biology
Botany
Cell Biology
Chemistry
Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Environmental & Conservation Sciences
Genetics (Biological Sciences)
Geophysics
Marine Science
Mathematics
Microbiology
Nutrition
Physical Activity (Sports)
Physics
Plant Science
Statistics
Zoology

Technologies:
Applied Land Use Planning
Environmental Resource Management
Chemical & Materials Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
 
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
 

Business & Law:

Business Management
Local Government
Recreation & Leisure Studies
Law
Economics
Finance
Management Information Systems
Management Science
Marketing
 
Strategic Management & Organisations

 

Course Catalogue

 

Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.

Restricted Fields of Study:

Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Criminology, Computer Engineering, mostly Accounting courses; Limited place for Law. Posgraduate applications for English and Film Studies are not accepted. 

 

The course BUS 201 is NOT open to exchange students.

 

IMPORTANT: If students are enrolled in the Faculty of Business, you must take the majority of your classes within the Faculty of Business and are not permitted to enrol in classes within Engineering, Education or Law. If students are enrolled in the Faculty of Engineering, they can only take courses at the Faculty of Engineering. 

 

There are specific requirements that Engineering or Law students must meet if they are applying to the Faculty of Engineering or Faculty of Law: IMPORTANT INFORMATION about applying for the Faculty of Engineering & the Faculty of Law

 

Engineering students must have completed at least 2 years of university level courses specifically in an Engineering program, and must have minimum GPA of 6.0 during their Engineering study at UQ.

 

Law students wishing to study in either semester 1 or 2 must apply by the October 31 deadline of the previous year. 

 

Postgraduate Economics courses may be very limited. Flexibility is highly recommended.

Approximate living expenses:

CAN$5000 - CAN$8000 per semester
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More information on the specific cost of living in Edmonton can be found here

Insurance: InsuranceExchange students staying for less than one year will automatically be enrolled in the University of Alberta Health Insurance Plan (UAHIP).
Additional information:

Information Sheet

AccommodationGuaranteed housing is available for students commencing in September as long as they apply by the April 30th deadline. In general, one-semester housing contracts, both on and off campus, may be difficult to find. One semester contracts are available in the Lister Residences (Schaffer Hall), East Village and HUB Mall. It is important to note that some residence halls do not offer furnished rooms or may require the purchase of a mandatory meal plan. Other residence halls may give priority to students applying for a full year exchange (September to April). The University of Alberta does not recommend that exchange students live off-campus due to limited availablility of short-term, furnished, reasonably priced accommodation. 

Housing Information Sheet

 

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