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About Alberta

Thinking about Studying in Alberta?

Located in Western Canada, Alberta is known for its oil sands and boasts one of the strongest economies in the country. The most populated of the three Prairie Provinces in Canada, the province has more than 4 million residents, many of which live in the provinces two largest cities, Edmonton and Calgary, both of which have a population of more than one million.

Known for its mountain regions in Banff and Jasper as well as its tourist attractions such as the annual Calgary Stampede, West Edmonton Mall and Rocky Mountain tourist destinations, there are many things to keep you occupied in your spare time.

Sports fans can take in a Calgary Flames or Edmonton Oiler NHL hockey game and football fans can cheer for the Calgary Stampeders or Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL. The province also has many junior hockey teams that are part of the WHL, part of the Canadian Hockey League.

Alberta Education Options

With much of the economy based on the oil and gas industry as well as agriculture and an emerging technology section, many of the colleges and universities in the province offer exceptional programs in these areas of study. Studies can also choose to study a wide variety of other academic disciplines at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level.

In total there are more than 30 college and university options for students to consider in Alberta. Here are some of your options.

Universities include:

  • University of Alberta
  • University of Lethbridge
  • University of Calgary
  • Athabasca University

Colleges include:

  • Lethbridge College
  • Medicine Hat College
  • Red Deer College
  • Northern Lakes College

Some of the most popular academic programs that are offered at most schools include Business Administration, Communications, Journalism, Computer and Information Technology, Environment and Forestry Studies, and Health Care, Medical Studies, and Technologies.

Why Choose Alberta for Post-Secondary Education?

Students from around the world choose to study in Alberta because of its culturally diverse population, beautiful geography, strong economy and diverse communities throughout the province. Here are some additional reasons why students choose Alberta:

  • With a strong economy, there are plenty of career opportunities for new graduates.
  • The Post Graduate Work Program allows international students to work in Alberta for up to three years after graduation. You can also work on campus while completing your degree.
  • International students can seek permanent residence through the Alberta Immigrant Nomination Program (AINP).
  • Many schools offer international student advisors, orientation programs and have international student centres.
  • Applying to study in Alberta is simple – choose a program, submit your application, get your study permit, and send in your documentation.
  • Competitive tuition fees for domestic and international students.
  • Cutting edge research facilities.
  • Many schools offer scholarships for international students.

For More Information about Alberta

To learn more about the province of Alberta or your post-secondary education options in the province, please visit www.alberta.ca


Schools in Alberta

School name Address City Postal Code Phone Number
Ambrose University College 150 Ambrose Circle SW Calgary T3H 0L5 403-410-2000
Athabasca University 1 University Drive Athabasca T9S 3A3 1-800-788-9041
Bow Valley College 332-6 Avenue SE Calgary T2G 4S7 403-410-1400
Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary and College 200 Semina View Cochrane T4C 2G1 403-932-6622
Canadian University College 5415 College Avenue Lacombe T4L 2E5 403-782-3381
Concordia Lutheran Seminary 7040 Ada Blvd Edmonton T5C 4E3 780-474-1468
Concordia University College of Alberta 7128 Ada Blvd Edmonton T5C 4E4 780-479-8481
Grande Prairie Regional College 10726-106 Avenue Grande Prairie T8V 4C4 780-539-2832
Grant MacEwan University 10700-104 Avenue Edmonton T5J 4S2 780-497-5040
Keyano College 8115 Franklin Avenue Fort McMurray T9H 2H7 780-791-4800
Lakeland College 5707 College Drive Vermilion T9X 1K5 780-853-8400
Lethbridge College 3000 College Drive South Lethbridge T1K 1L6 403-320-3200
Medicine Hat College 299 College Drive SE Medicine Hat T1A 3Y6 403-529-3811
Mount Royal University 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW Calgary T3E 6K6 403-440-5596
Newman Theological College 84 Street NW Edmonton T6A 0B2 780-392-2450
NorQuest College 10215-108 Street NW Edmonton T5J 1L6 780-644-6000
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology 11762-106 Street Edmonton T5G 2R1 780-471-6248
Olds College 4500-50th Street Olds T4A 1R6 403-556-8281
Portage College 9531-94 Aveune Lac La Biche T0A 2C0 780-623-5519
Red Deer College 100 College Blvd Red Deer T4N 5H5 403-342-3300
SAIT Polytechnic 1301-16 Aveune NW Calgary T2M 0L4 403-284-7248
St. Mary's University College 14500 Bannister Road SE Calgary T2X 1Z4 403-531-9130
Taylor University College 23 Aveune NW Edmonton T6J 4T3 780-431-5200
The Banff Centre 107 Tunnel Mountian Drive Banff T1L 1H5 403-762-6100
The King’s University College 9125-50 Street Edmonton T6B 2H3 780-465-3500
University of Alberta 85 Ave Edmonton T6G 2R3 780-492-3111
University of Calgary 2500 University Drive NW Calgary T2N 1N4 403-220-5110
University of Lethbridge 4401 University Drive Lethbridge T1K 3M4 403-329-2111
Northern Lakes College 1201 Main Street SE Slave Lake T0G 2A3 780-849-8600
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