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Fast Facts

  • Number of students from India: 321
  • Key partners include:
    • Anand Agricultural University
    • IIT-Bombay
    • IIT-Delhi
    • IIT-Kharagpur
    • IIT-Roorkee
    • IIM-Bangalore
    • JNU
    • MS Swaminathan Research Foundation
    • PDPU
    • Petrotech Society
    • University of Hyderabad
    • University of Petroleum and Energy Studies
  • Number of faculty members from India: more than 75
    Explore their research:
    • Dr Kamaljit Kaur, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Dr. Thomas Thundat, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
    • Dr Vinay Prasad, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Top 5 Reasons Students from India choose UAlberta

  1. Great scholarships for undergraduate students and super graduate student funding. In 2009, a student from India, Atam Kapoor, won one of the prestigious $50,000/year Vanier doctoral scholarships.
  2. We are one of the world's top universities.
  3. Many distinguished alumni in India. In fact, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and distinguished Indian historian Romila Thapur have honorary doctorates! The University of Alberta even has a Dr Manmohan Singh Prize in Economics that is offered to a top student in the department of Economics.
  4. Affordable undergraduate and graduate tuition for a world-class education. UAlberta's tuition is much lower than the tuition at most universities in the UK or USA.

UAlberta Highlights

  • More than $500 million in external research funding.
  • Wide-ranging research expertise and a history of innovations, such as the co-discovery of insulin and the development of ultrasound techniques to re-grow teeth!
  • Student research that attracts worldwide attention! Our Land Reclamation students were featured in the Times of India.
  • Excellent facilities including the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT), the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science, Nanofab, and the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.
  • More than 5,000 international students, with great support and fun activities offered through UAlberta's International Centre.
  • One of the most active student unions in Canada and hundreds of student groups
  • Award-winning International Week, full of great activities focused on global citizenship—distinguished Indian journalist Palagummi Sainath was a speaker in 2009.
  • Work while you study! There are many great opportunities for you to gain Canadian work experience.

Activities to help you experience Canada

Edmonton is one of Canada's cultural capitals. Explore the following festivals and attractions!

Activities to feel closer to home

India-related UAlberta activities

Meet Mudit, a UAlberta Alumnus from India

Meet Mudit Chordia, a UAlberta Engineering alumnus. He is working at Jacobs Engineering. In his free time, he enjoys the beauty of Alberta from 13,000 feet in the air…skydiving!

I am Mudit Chordia. I came to the University of Alberta in fall’09 to pursue a Masters in Petroleum Engineering. My prior experience in the offshore oil and gas industry as a Mechanical engineer and the booming Alberta Oil sands market were key drivers in my decision to move to Alberta.

I now work for Jacobs as a Project Coordinator, and a part of my role is to integrate field activities with the in-house engineering team. I work on Risk and Integrity analysis of existing facilities with engineering as well as economic considerations.

UAlberta provided me with a strong academic background in Petroleum engineering that helps me understand the technologies implemented in the field, and to become sensitive to the market trends in the oil sands business.

On days I am not thinking oil, I jump out of planes flying at 13,000 feet!ualberta-india alumnus

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Admissions, Scholarships & Tuition for India

Curriculum Info

  • Accepted local curricula: All India Senior Secondary School Certificate (Year 12); Higher Secondary School Certificate (Year 12); India School Certificate (Year 12); Pre-University Exam (Year 12); or Intermediate Certificate (Year 12)
  • Information on IB, AP, GCE, & SAT
  • English language proficiency exemptions: The English proficiency requirement is waived for students in India with:
    •  75% or higher in 12th standard Core English or with 80% or higher in 12th Standard Functional English on the All-India Senior Secondary School Certificate (ISSC).
    • 75% or higher in English on the ISC issued by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)
    • See English Language Proficiency.

India-specific scholarships

Tuition & Cost of Living

Estimate for international student living in Edmonton during the 2017-2018 academic year. See Tuition & Cost of Living for more information.

  30 credits earned over 8 months (CAD) Indian Rupees*
Tuition & Fees
$21,589 1,080,432
On-campus Accommodation (shared)
$3,310 - $7,200 165,650 – 360,327
(private apartment)
$6,200 - $11,050 310,282 – 553,002
Food $2,800 140,127
Clothing $600 30,027
Bus Pass $0 (included in fees during school year) 0
Books & Supplies $1,600 80,072
Miscellaneous $1,480 74,067
Total  $31,377 1,570,278

*1 Canadian dollar = 50.03 Rupees (average exchange rate on October 25, 2016,

Note: this estimate is based on the 2015/2016 rates for undergraduate students in the Faculties of Arts and Science. Includes non-instructional fees.

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Recruitment Coordinator

Katherine Melnyk
Based in Canada

India Contact

Maria Mathai
Based in New Delhi
(Undergraduate only)

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