Why study in Edmonton?
Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, and is situated on the Saskatchewan River. It’s a young city with a strong student population; approximately one in ten people living in Edmonton is a student.
The climate is one of extremes, with relatively warm summers and very cold winters. The city has lots to offer students from all over the world, including renowned universities, great amenities and access to the great Canadian outdoors.
Universities in Edmonton
Edmonton is one of Canada’s biggest education hubs and is home to well respected universities and other higher education institutions.
As well as having several large public universities, Edmonton is also home to colleges and institutions specializing in areas such as technology and art.
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How to study in Edmonton
Once you know which program you want to study and the university in Edmonton you want to attend, you’ll need to make an application. Most universities let you apply online even if you’re an international student.
Once you have accepted an offer from your chosen university, you will need to get the correct Canadian student visa before you can study as an international student in Edmonton.
What to study in Edmonton
You can choose from a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs at institutions in Edmonton, in most academic areas.
Like the rest of Canada and many other countries, studying for a degree in Edmonton typically takes four years to complete an undergraduate program, one year for a master’s and between three and five years for a PhD.
- Agriculture, Food & Animal Sciences
- Applied Sciences & Mathematics
- Architecture, construction & planning
- Business & Management Studies
- Communications & Media
- Computer Science & IT
- Creative Arts & Design
- Education & Training
- Engineering & Aviation
- Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism Studies
- Humanities & Law
- Life Sciences, Medicine & Health
- Social Studies
Cost to study in Edmonton
Tuition fees in Edmonton for international students are similar to the rest of Canada, but will vary depending on the program you’re studying and the university. Fees generally range between $20,000 and $30,000 per year, but can be higher for certain subjects.
Living costs in Edmonton are relatively affordable, and it’s much cheaper than other cities in Canada like Toronto.
Key facts of Edmonton
61/10°F Summer/winter temperature