University of Alberta



Jasmin Ahadi

North and South America; Russia; Australia


+49 241 80 97854




The University of Alberta was founded in 1908. It is located in Edmonton, the capital of Alberta, and is one of the leading universities in Canada. The university campus is located at the center of Edmonton, on the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River. Augustana College in Camrose, which is 90 km southeast of Edmonton, has belonged to the university as well since 2004. Highly-qualified personnel teaches at the university. 40 lecturers have already received the 3M Teaching Fellowship, Canada's highest honor for excellent teaching. This is evident in the class sizes, which are among the smallest compared to other universities. Approximately 39500 students from Canada and 152 other countries study in about 400 courses of study in 18 faculties.

General Information







Number of Students



University of Alberta

International Office


Type of Agreement

Strategic partnership

Who can apply?

Bachelor students starting with the fifth semester
Master students
Doctoral candidates

Type of Stay

Studies or research

Length of Stay

1 to 2 semesters

Time of Stay

Winter or summer semester

Number of Exchange Placements

4 to 5

Study Details

Semester Dates

1st semester: August or September to December
2nd semester: January to May

Study Possibilities

Faculties 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Please note: Students in Faculty 10 are not able to take courses in the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy or Nursing! However, they can take courses that are medically relevant, e.g. in the School of Public Health.

Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Studies

Alberta School of Business

Faculty of Arts

Campus Saint Jean

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

School of Library and Information Studies

Faculty of Native Studies

Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation

School of Public Health

Faculty of Science

St. Joseph's College

St. Stephen's College

Course Offerings



Language Courses

The university offers various language courses.

Summer School

Language Requirements

When submitting the application to RWTH:

Proof of Level B1 English skills with either a language or Abitur certificate. This corresponds to five years of schooling with an Abitur after the 12th grade or six years of schooling with an Abitur after the 13th grade.

After being nominated by RWTH Aachen:

Undergraduate students: Proof of English skills from the RWTH Language Center is sufficient. Minimum level required is C1.

Graduate students: There is no unified necessary documentation. You must ask the respective department, where you will be taking courses, what type of documentation of English skills you need to provide. The departments determine whether you need to take the TOEFL/IELTS. You can find further information on the University of Alberta website.

Submit application in the International Office application portal
Application Deadline in the International Office You can find further information on the application portal website.

Tuition Fees Tuition fees waived
Average Cost of Living

Abotu 800 euros per month, a bit more expensive in a metropolis

Funding Possibilities

BAföG for abroad

RWTH scholarship database

DAAD scholarship database

PROMOS scholarships abroad

Financing Study Abroad

RWTH Aachen - University of Alberta Junior Research Fellowship

RWTH Aachen - University of Alberta Senior Research Fellowship

Practical Information

Support from the partner university: Yes

Information from the partner university

There are different housing options including student dorms and unfurnished apartments or townhouses.

Health Insurance Students are responsible for having sufficient insurance coverage. Health insurance for abroad is mandatory. The university will provide more detailed information after nomination.
Experience Reports See the experience reports at Moveonline Exchange
Additional Information

Foreign Office
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