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University of Alberta

  • Founded in 1908, the University of Alberta (also known as U of A and UAlberta) is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. UAlberta has been recognised by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings as one of the top five universities in Canada and one of the top 100 universities worldwide. More than 6,000 international students are studying in Canada at UAlberta. With the university offering 200 undergraduate programs and 170 graduate programs throughout 18 Faculties. UAlberta has five campuses, four of which are located in Edmonton and one in Camrose. The north campus is comprised of 150 buildings spanning 50 city blocks on the south rim of the North Saskatchewan River valley.

  • Alberta's capital Edmonton rests on the picturesque North Saskatchewan River and is the second-largest city in Alberta. The northernmost North American city with a population over one million, the area is cold for most of the year, which local Edmontonians take in their stride. Know for its annual fringe theatre festival, the second-largest in the world after Edinburgh, the university district is the liveliest of the city, home to theatres, restaurants and fun night life.

  • UAlberta was founded in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first premier of Alberta, and Henry Marshall Tory, its first president.


Main areas of study

Open to RMIT Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. Open to students from any compatible discipline. Students must have minimum GPA 3.0 or above for Engineering. Medicine/Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Criminology are not open to exchange students to Alberta. The following Business courses are not open to Exchange students; ACCTG 480, BUS 201, BUS 301, FIN 436, FIN 480, MGTSC 312, MIS 441, SMO 310 and SMO 441. To take courses from professional Faculties including Business, Engineering, Law and Education, exchange students must be enrolled in the particular Faculty. To take courses from the other Faculties, such as Science, Arts, Agriculture, Life and Environmental Science, exchange students can be enrolled in a different Faculty. Spaces are very limited in Design courses.

The listed areas of study are not necessarily exhaustive and other fields of study might also be available at the partner institution. Moreover, names for fields of study may be different overseas. A discipline being listed does not in indicate the suitability of the program, nor does it indicate that the discipline is taught in English. Approval to study particular subjects at any institution is always at the discretion of the departmental/discipline and faculty advisors at RMIT University and subject to available places at the host institution.

Language requirements


Additional information


Listed study areas

  • Accounting
  • Applied science
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business administration and Law
  • Business IT, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Career education
  • Chemical engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil engineering
  • Communication, journalism and media
  • Computer engineering
  • Computer science
  • Economics, Finance and Marketing
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Environment and planning
  • Environmental and sustainable engineering
  • Environmental science
  • Fine and visual art
  • Graphic and communication design
  • Health and physical education
  • Information technology

Full time load


Alberta credit


Alberta credit

15 Alberta credits

RMIT credits


Health insurance

RMIT Students are required to purchase additional Health Insurance, and will be required to pay upon arrival. This is in addition to the Travel Insurance provided by RMIT University

Living cost

A number of external services provide comprehensive overviews of global living costs.

More information


Australian citizens do not need a study permit if only on exchange for 1 semester. If on exchange for 2 semesters and/or would like to work on campus, will need study permit.

Partner grading scale

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