The University of Calgary is one of Canada’s top research institutions. Join a rich international community committed to creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment that will allow you to exceed.
We offer our international students a range of high-quality programs, exceptional paid work experiences through co-op and internship programs, and a multitude of opportunities to make a difference and contribute to a variety of research goals through our Undergraduate PURE award program.
Ranked in the top 250 universities worldwide
(Times Higher Education World University Ranking, 2019)
10% Undergraduate International Students
Representing 155 countries
94% after-graduation employment rate
Explore a day in the life of current UCalgary students
UCalgary has a number of dedicated units to support and assist international students for a variety of programs
Live on campus
UCalgary has a variety of on-campus housing options for you to live in while you study with us. High school applicants who apply for residence by May 1 are guaranteed a home on campus for two years. You can apply for residence before you receive an offer of admission.
English Preparation Program
All students at UCalgary must meet our English Language Proficiency requirements. If you need help improving your English proficiency prior to applying to UCalgary, the Academic Communication Certificate (ACC) is the program for you! If you apply for undergraduate admission and complete the ACC through UCalgary Continuing Education by the end of the summer term in the year of application, you could be considered for conditional admission to a degree program.
Connect with the Welcome Centre
New to Calgary? The Welcome Centre provides support and programming for incoming international students as they prepare to make Calgary their home.
Are you interested in being a visiting, inbound exchange or outbound exchange student?
UCalgary has a dedicated team to support international students who are interested in attending UCalgary on an inbound exchange or as a visiting student.