University of Alberta



Benjamin Pietsch

North and South America; Russia; Australia


+49 241 80 90686




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

Fact Sheet


Type of Agreement

University agreement

Strategic partnership

Who can apply?

Bachelor students starting with the third semester
Master students
Doctoral candidates

Type of Stay

Studies or research

Length of Stay

1 to 2 semesters

Time of Stay

Winter semester

Number of Exchange Placements

4 to 5

Study Details

Semester Dates

Fall Term: September to December

Winter Term: January to April

Akademischer Kalender

Study Possibilities

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.



Course Offerings

Course Offering

Language Courses

The university offers various language courses.

Academic Performance Requirements

Bachelor's and Master's students must have a GPA of 2.5 or better according to the Canadian system, which roughly corresponds to an average grade of 2.5 in the German system.

The Alberta School of Business: GPA of at least 2.8, which roughly corresponds to an average grade of 2.3 in the German system.

The Faculty of Engineering: GPA of at least 3.0, which roughly corresponds to an average grade of 2.0 in the German system.

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:

Undergraduate students: an Abitur certificate with an average grade of 2 in English or equivalent is required.

Graduate students: You must ask the respective department where you will be taking courses what type of documentation of English skills you need to provide. This determines whether you need to take TOEFL/IELTS or similar.

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

There are various accommodation options for international students. The partner university offers assistance with the search. On-campus accommodation can be guaranteed to all exchange students who start their stay in September.

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 MoveON
Additional Information

Foreign Office
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