International Services Centre

University of Alberta

Provides support for international students and students who wish to study, work, or volunteer abroad.

Service provides:

  • welcome, orientation services, and ongoing supports for international students
  • programs for students who want to study, work, or volunteer abroad
  • advising for students looking to obtain the Certificate in International Learning

International Student Services include:

  • immigration advising for international students available all year round
  • guidance on how to apply to the university, obtain a study permit, register for courses, and make plans to enter Canada
  • emergency bursaries and loans for international students
  • work experience program for international students

Welcome and orientation services include:

  • airport welcome booth
  • campus check-in facilitated by a welcome ambassador
  • orientation week programming
  • information sessions for parents of new international students
  • peer program that matches new international students with senior students for mentorship
  • online orientation and videos about what to expect when moving to Edmonton and starting life as an international university student

Key Provider: advisors
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • students of the University of Alberta (both domestic and international)
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
  • book an appointment with I-Advise to speak to an advisor about study permits, visas, health insurance, work in Canada, or learn about study and work abroad options
  • visit website for ongoing supports for international students
  • find Certificate in International Learning information online
International students can speak with an advisor online during operating hours.
Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Web Site
Arabic; English; Hindi; Mandarin
Fee: No

Fee Reduction: No

Membership Fee: No

Wheelchair access: Yes -
Other disabled access: No -
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
December 9, 2022
87 Avenue 111 Street
Edmonton, AB, T6G 2R1
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Hours of Operation
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM

Spring / summer (May 1 to Labour Day) hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Closed statutory holidays.