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Study at UAlberta

Visiting and Short Term Programs

The University of Alberta offers a variety of short-term study options beyond its degree programs.


Visiting Student Certificate Program (VSCP)

A unique program allowing students from other universities to come to UAlberta for six to 12 months and study both ESL and academic courses. The academic courses may be transferable back to their home degree. Learn more.


International Summer and Winter Programs

These short, three-week programs give students from other universities a glimpse at University of Alberta life through an academic lecture series, campus tours and social activities.


Visiting Students (Non-Exchange)

Some faculties and departments allow students registered at other universities to come take UAlberta courses for a term or a year, even if no exchange agreement exists. Learn more.


University of Alberta Research Experience (U ARE)

The University of Alberta Research Experience (U ARE) is an internship program allowing top senior undergraduate and master's students from key partner universities to conduct research at UAlberta under the supervision of a faculty member. Learn more.


Global Learning Summer Program

The Global Learning Summer Program is a 2-week customized summer program offered to students from Beijing Institute of Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, and Harbin Engineering University. Learn more.