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. Why you should reconsider that festival headdress

    Native studies professors explain the trouble with a growing trend.

  2. Saliva test may predict Alzheimers before symptoms appear

    UAlberta neuroscientists have identified substances in saliva that may predict the development of Alzheimer's disease.

  3. Robotic submarine team dives into competition

    Engineering students hope to make international splash with robotic submarine they designed and built. - See more at: http://uofa.ualberta.ca/news-and-events/newsarticles/2015/july/robotic-submarine-team-dives-into-competition#sthash.C5nfUkiF.dpuf

  4. Designing 3-D smiles for cancer survivors

    Alumna Heather Logan, ‘11 MScRS, uses computer modelling to change the way you go under the knife, thanks to innovative master’s program.

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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.