International students

International students

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.

Fast facts

About UCalgary

Ranked in the top 250 universities worldwide

(Times Higher Education World University Ranking, 2022)

13% Undergraduate International Students

Representing 142 countries

94% after-graduation employment rate

Join our UCalgary Prospective Student e-mail list to connect with UCalgary International Prospective Student Advisors. Join the mailing list

Did you know? The city of Calgary was ranked the 5th most livable city in the world in 2019. Learn more about our city here.

Explore a day in the life of current UCalgary students

Meet Maria, a student studying Political Science in UCalgary’s Faculty of Arts

Meet Bharat, a student studying Engineering in UCalgary’s Schulich School of Engineering

Meet Hanya, a student studying Business Analytics in UCalgary’s Haskayne School of Business

Meet Sandra, a student studying Psychology in UCalgary’s Faculty of Arts

Additional resources

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 one year. You can apply for residence before you receive an offer of admission.

Learn more about our housing options

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.

Learn more about the ACC 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.

Find out more

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.

Discover more

Did you know? We have pre-recorded 10 minute country-specific presentations to explain UCalgary’s application process, award options, and much more. Watch today!