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Study abroad at Adler University

Adler University is a dynamic private university located in the scenic city of Vancouver. The University also has a base campus in Chicago.

Passionate about social justice, Adler University is known for producing righteous and socially responsible professionals through its unique, engaging, and open-minded approach.

Founded in 1952, Adler University continues the pioneering work of the first community psychologist Alfred Adler by empowering future leaders, engaging communities, and advancing social justice.

Adler University's stylish campus is home to some excellent facilities, like interactive seminar rooms, vibrant common areas, peaceful learning zones, and spacious collaboration spaces.

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Why study at Adler University?

  • Social justice training

    With over 250 community partnerships in Vancouver, The University offers a range of social advocacy training opportunities

  • Diverse campus

    Adler University attracts students from all over the world, thanks to its inclusive values and progressive attitude

  • Small class sizes

    Intimate study groups to encourage flexibility, interaction, and teamwork

  • Work permit

    All programs are eligible for a post-graduate work permit

Life as an international student

The University is home to 100 international students from over 25 countries. Upon arrival, you’ll be warmly welcomed by the tight-knit student community.

To keep you busy, you can get involved with a number of student organizations, like the International Association, or the FIIT Fam, which provides regular fitness classes.

Thanks to Adler University's perfect location, you can easily immerse yourself in Canadian life. Situated in lively downtown Vancouver, The University is well connected, with transport services, shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues on your doorstep.

Student reviews for Adler University

Overall rating
3.73333333 stars
Based on 21 reviews
Overall experience
4 stars
3.4762 stars
3.9524 stars
University facilities
3.5714 stars
University social
3.6667 stars
  • Karla Acevedo
    El Salvador
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    Adler University Public Administration
    Tell us about Adler University
    Great ability to communicate everything and staff is always there to support you
  • Guilherme Toledo
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    Adler University Industrial Psychology
    Tell us about Adler University
    There could be more social events among students even online and not only about social justice etc
  • Makeda Henry
    Overall experience 4 stars
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    Adler University Psychology
    Tell us about Adler University
    Adler (Van) has a beautiful campus. However, it is downtown which means there isn't much for going outside. It is also fairly small campus which means there aren't many extracurricular activities - these will have to be found off campus. The school however does make an effort to keep us connected with the outside world and holding events to promote that social life. There isn't enough financial supports for students. Could focus more on Indegienous groups.
  • Ayisat Alli
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    Adler University Clinical Psychology
    Tell us about Adler University
    Adler University is a social justice university that aims to incorporate critical race theory ideas into its institution - this is what I hate the most about Adler University. Certain individuals at Adler University do not feel comfortable airing their views e.g. white individuals, male students, christians, conservatives etc; this is because social justice principles are based on the idea that some individuals are the oppressor while others are the oppressed. I'm a black christian conservative female student & I hate the ambience at Adler University. It just feels like everyone is walking on eggshells and everyone is trying so hard not to offend others. The university environment (i.e. the atmosphere ) is terrible. Adler University has a Black student Association. I decided not to be a part of this association because the association is based on the premise that black individuals are only allowed to think in a particular way. Any opposition to that form of thinking is often seen as internalizing racism. Just as is in the wider western society, the definition of racism has been bastardized.

    Adler University provides the student with necessary facilities and information to navigate one's stay at the university - the tuition at Adler University is extremely expensive; therefore I do not think the provided facilities are a big deal. Adler University is located in a city with a very good transport system. There is barely any social life on Adler campus - everyone is extremely professional with each other even during activities meant to be fun or engaging, for fear of offending the woke Adlerian University students and staff members. Finally, pretending to care about social justice ideas is a requirement to graduate at the university - further silencing students like who have a difference of opinions.
  • Varun Bansal
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    Adler University Public Administration
    Tell us about Adler University
    Adler University, Vancouver is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver in the province of British Columbia in Canada. Its one of best university which provide Master course in different specialties of social justice.

What Adler University says

  • Arthur Kanaria

    Arthur Kanaria

    Adler University Director of Admissions
    Arthur Kanaria says

    Adler is a very multicultural university. It's a very safe place for individuals from all parts of life to excel in pursuing their academic goals.

    Adler has no differential tuition. International students pay the exact same cost as domestic students, and are awarded the same scholarships. We have a very holistic approach.

    We have a dedicated International student services department, and we also offer free immigration consultation to students for their application for a study permit.

    Canada has a growing demand for its workforce. Adler students can apply to a whole range of opportunities with non for profit or private organizations with their credentials.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Quiet Areas
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Group Study Rooms
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
    • Bars
    • Restaurants
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Clubs & Organisations
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  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
    • Free Weights
  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support

Fees and funding

Fee information

  • Postgraduate tuition: from CAD$19,980 to CAD$33,300 per year


International Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to international students who demonstrate a commitment to social interest and dedication to improving their local community. It is for incoming students with excellence in academic achievement. The average amount of this scholarship ranges from CAD$1,000 to CAD$5,000.


  • Minimum GPA 3.0.
  • Commitment to social interest & dedication to improving their local community
  • Incoming students with excellence in academic achievement

Harry Jerome Black Excellence Scholarship

Adler University’s Harry Jerome Black Excellence Scholarship is open to incoming international students at Adler University’s Vancouver campus. The recipient of this CAD$5,000 scholarship will be selected based on a 500-word or less essay, or a 5-minute or less video describing the ways that “Black Excellence” manifests in your current or future work. Priority is given to Black students.

Hogan’s Alley Scholarship

This CAD$2,000 scholarship is open to incoming international students at Adler University’s Vancouver Campus; there are 3 awards available. Applicants will be selected based on a commitment to community building or activism or portrayed in their admissions application materials (Statement of Intent and Resume/CV). Priority is given to students who represent racial minorities in Canada, with an emphasis on Black students.

Rosemary Brown Human Rights Scholarship

This CAD$5,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a current student at Adler University’s Vancouver Campus. The recipient of this scholarship will be selected based on a demonstrated commitment to human rights issues as illustrated in a 500-word or less essay, or a 5-minute or less video. Priority will be given to Black students.


Adler University

520 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3J5, Canada

Vancouver is a coastal city located in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. Known as one of the top cities for education in the world, Vancouver is the perfect setting for your English program.

Visa requirements for Adler University

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