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.

  1. Badasses on the border

    Graduating student finishes off degree with study of fiery heroines in Mexican action films.

  2. Performer finds new career behind the curtain

    BFA grad Mona Jiang came to UAlberta to earn a degree in stage management; along the way, she earned the affection of new friends and the respect of a mentor.

  3. Campus Saint-Jean grad enjoys French to the fullest through drama

    For Tambry Bernath, theatre was a way to act on a lifelong passion for her second language.

  4. Academic leader and star researcher fondly remembers student days

    Proud UAlberta alumnus Guaning Su urges engineering grads to seize the moment created by current “tectonic shifts” between East and West.

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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.