French online Application for Admission

Posted June 20, 2017
Effective July 1, 2017, the University of Alberta’s online Application for Admission (AFA) will be available in French. 

Developed in support of the University of Alberta’s Institutional Strategic Plan, For the Public Good, this will help attract top students from diverse communities while increasing our options for our students, particularly in the francophone community. 

To apply using the new French AFA, visit Admission Steps to start your application.

For applicants to undergraduate programs affected by the US travel ban

Posted Feb. 1, 2017
The University of Alberta stands behind students and prospective students affected by the US travel ban. The University has waived application fees for citizens of the seven countries (Libya, Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, and Somalia) affected by the ban who are applying to begin undergraduate studies in 2017. This waiver will be automatically applied during the online application process.

Applicants from these seven countries with questions about study permits, or concerns about meeting application or document deadlines, should contact University of Alberta International at for advice. The University will make efforts to accommodate, wherever possible.

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Changes to Non-Instructional Fees for Fall 2016

Posted May 20, 2016
Effective Fall 2016, non-instructional fees are being restructured. Learn more »

Update for high-school applicants from Fort McMurray and area

Posted May 10, 2016
Alberta Education has issued a statement about high school students from the specific school districts affected by the fires in the Fort McMurray area. Read the full statement here »

The University of Alberta will accept final grades as reported on transcripts produced by Alberta Education, whether or not those grades include diploma examinations.

Students impacted by this announcement do not need to inform us if they are writing the diploma exam or not.

We continue to work with Alberta Education as we move forward.

If you have further questions, call Student Connect: 780-492-3113 or toll-free 1-855-492-3113

Joint Statement re: Alberta Post-Secondary Applicants Affected by Alberta Wildfires

Posted May 6, 2016
The six Edmonton-area Campus Alberta post-secondary institutions are committed fully to supporting applicants who may have difficulty completing coursework or getting official marks or transcripts due to the Alberta wildfires. To avoid undue disruption to learner pathways, we will continue to work closely with Alberta Education, affected post-secondary institutions, and applicants themselves to ensure students are able to receive post-secondary admission decisions across programs at all six institutions. 

This situation is evolving. As details become available, we will post information on institutional admissions websites. Students with questions about a specific situation can also contact our respective student services centres. Read the full statement »