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Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Check whether Northern Alberta Institute of Technology is right for you as an international student.

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Uni facts

  • Edmonton, Canada
  • University type: Public
  • Rank: 4960
  • Program types Undergraduate certificates, Bachelor's degrees, Diplomas
  • Programs total 199
  • Acceptance rates 60%
  • Nationalities 91
  • International Students 1700

Study abroad at NAIT

NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) is a polytechnic and applied sciences institute in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It offers programs in applied research, applied education, technical training and learning. It is one of the largest apprenticeship trainers in Canada offering 34 registered trade programs.

The institute is made up of four campuses located around Edmonton and its surrounding areas. There are 5 student-focused residence you can choose from, all located a short ride away from the campus.

NAIT’s Student Association has more than 70 clubs you can join and be a part of, and they also host regular events on campus throughout the year.

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Why study at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology?

  • High employment rate

    86% of graduates are employed within 9 months of graduation

  • High employer satisfaction

    95% of employers are satisfied with the performance of NAIT graduates

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Life as an international student

NAIT has students from 91 different countries and their International Center is on hand to help international students transition and settle into life in Canada. It is a safe space to also get support on personal difficulties and they offer pre-arrival webinars, orientation, immigration workshops and one-on-one advice.

You can have fun and meet new people by joining clubs and organizations, including program-related clubs, sports and fitness clubs, art clubs, and hobby-based clubs. You can also gain essential skills through programs and activities like the Conversation Circle, Life After NAIT and a Peer Mentor Program.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools 1
    • No. of Athletics Track 1
    • No. of Ice Rink 1
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 13
    • Cafe’s 6
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Sauna / Steam Rooms
    • Personal Trainers
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches 1
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organisations
  • Praying Rooms
    • Individual Praying Rooms
    • Group Praying Rooms
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support

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Fees and funding

NAIT's advantage is affordable tuition with a high return on your investment, and compares favourably with institutions across North America.

NAIT disburses over $5 million (CAD) in scholarships every single year. Almost all are open to international students, and some are specific to international students.

NAIT International has created two new scholarship opportunities specifically for International students

Work Integrated Learning, also known as an internship or a co-op program, is incorporated into most of NAIT's programs. Students gain valuable work experience for their future careers while still students, and often securing strong connections with their future employers.

In addition, Canada's student visa allows students to work part time as soon as they arrive in the country, either on or off-campus. During study breaks, such as the 4 month summer break, students can work full-time, earning while also gaining valuable Canadian work experience.

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Tuition Business Administration - CAD$13,000 per year Tuition ESL - CAD$9,000 per year

No entry scholarships. Scholarships given to enrolled students in year 2, 3 or 4 of a credit program, based on academic achievement. Applicants must hold a minimum GPA of 2.7. (Only 4 scholarships available of $2,500)


Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

11575-, 11645 109 St NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Edmonton is a young city with a strong student population, and the city has lots to offer students from all over the world, with great amenities and access to the great Canadian outdoors.

  • To Edmonton International Airport

    40 minutes

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Visa requirements for Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Many international students will require a visa to study in Canada, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Canada student visa requirements