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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    UAlberta adds new dimension to international education in China through study-abroad program, workshop on dual PD programs.

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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.