The University of Alberta is one of Canada's best universities and one of the world's leading public research-intensive universities with a reputation for excellence in the humanities, sciences, the creative arts, business, engineering, and health sciences. Home to some of the world's leading facilities, such as Canada's National Institute for Nanotechnology and the Li Ka Xing Institute of Virology, the U of A attracts the best and brightest minds around the world. Our students choose from over 400 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in 18 faculties. We lead the country with 3M National Teacher Associations (Canada's highest award for undergraduate teaching excellence). With more than 100 years of history and 250,000 alumni, the U of A is known worldwide for making graduates leaders of tomorrow with knowledge and talent. A major hub for Alberta's thriving energy industry. The main campus in downtown Edmonton is just minutes away from downtown by bus and subway access through the city. With nearly 40,000 students, including more than 7,000 international students from more than 150 countries, the U of A fosters a supportive and multicultural environment in a vibrant research environment.
When it comes to the Living environment, the province’s natural beauty, including vast forests and the Rocky Mountains, makes a living here a pleasurable experience both for residents and international students.
This diverse province offers a little bit of everything. If we talk about seasons, being an international student living here, you can enjoy all seasons and find both summer and winter festivals abound. There is a thriving arts and culture scene in the cities and many small towns.