The University of Alberta is committed to helping our international students adjust to life in Canada and providing a supportive environment while studying at UAlberta.

Our International Student Services team—at the International Centre—provides events and programming to help international students accomplish their academic and personal goals, plus share their knowledge and experiences with campus and off-campus communities.


Applying for a Social Insurance Number

Service Canada has recently changed the requirements for international students to apply for Social Insurance Numbers (SIN). Find out more.

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    Alex Janvier will be on campus for a week as the Faculty of Education’s Artist in Residence beginning May 25.

  2. The ice core cometh

    UAlberta chosen to house a national treasure—Canada’s ice-core archive.

  3. Creating the next generation of nanotech experts

    Chemistry professor receives $1.65M from NSERC to create international graduate school with German partners.

  4. Coversations with David Turpin: on leadership

    The University of Alberta's next president talks about the value of learning, listening and reflecting to bring people together toward a shared vision.

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Get involved

Meet new friends and get connected during your time at UAlberta. Join a club, join a team, get involved!

Keep an eye on our calendar for upcoming workshops to help you both in and out of the classroom.