University of Alberta

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The University of Alberta is one of the world’s top 100 — and one of Canada’s top five—research intensive universities, helping to shape the future through research, teaching and innovation. Home to more than 100 research centres and institutes, 500 graduate programs and 388 undergraduate programs spread across 18 faculties and five campuses, the university is also one of Canada’s leading centres of expertise in artificial intelligence. The university’s more than 38,000 students hail from 148 different countries, while each year almost 8,000 of its new graduates enjoy the highest employment rate in Canada and one of the best in the world, according to QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

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Full-time (undergraduates)
29 597

Full-time (graduates)
6 503

Part-time (undergraduates)
1 877

Part-time (graduates)
1 486

Source: University of Alberta (2018 preliminary fall enrolment)



Undergraduate tuition fees:
5 321 $

Graduate tuition fees:
3 745 $


Undergraduate tuition fees:
21 010 $

Graduate tuition fees:
12 182 $

Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities (2017-18).

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.