Studying in Alberta can be a good choice for an international student. This region has excellent universities and beautiful landscapes.
Although the winter cold and snow can be extreme, Alberta is known as Canada’s sunniest province. The region is known for its world-renowned universities, colleges, institutes of technology and research labs. Calgary and Edmonton are the largest cities in Alberta. With a very high standard of living and full employment. The province is a good option to continue your higher education and start a career there. Among the most renowned institutions, we can note the University of Alberta, the 125th world university in the Times Higher Education 2022 list and the sixth in Canada. Boasting a French-language campus, this school combines excellent teaching, state-of-the-art laboratories and world-renowned research programs. The institution is located in Edmonton, with a campus in Camrose. “A French student can benefit from an unparalleled education and experience a multicultural culture”, emphasizes Jason Carey, the vice dean of Campus Saint-Jean, at the University of Alberta. Also worth mentioning is the University of Calgary.
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Among the best colleges, we can also mention the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), which offers degree programs in biomedical technology engineering or hotel management in particular. NorQuest College has a strong reputation for its health care programs (nurses and health care assistants). The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) offers approximately 100 courses in areas as diverse as aerospace technology, diagnostic medical ultrasound, energy management and dental care.
What is the tuition fee for foreign students? They vary greatly according to the establishments and the courses. It costs between $18,000 and $50,000 a year in college, or between $13,000 and $36,000 a year. But it is common to ask for a loan and the students all work to finance their studies. As with all universities in North America, organizations and institutions may also offer scholarships depending on the quality of your academic record.
Davuth, student at the University of Calgary in Alberta: “Students come from all over the world”
“The Rockies are just an hour from Calgary. Alberta is also one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights.” Davuth is full of praise for this region. He especially likes the breathtaking landscapes and the cosmopolitan atmosphere. Davuth studies at the Rennes School of Business and is currently on exchange at the University of Calgary in Alberta. “My classmates come from all over the world, Dubai, Iran, Hong Kong, Indonesia… We often go together on weekends or holidays. During the Reading Week (Winterbreak) we went skiing, hiking, skating on frozen lakes. And last weekend we went to Montana in the United States.” Davuth, who studies in English at this Canadian institution, has become bilingual. An indispensable asset if you, like him, want to start an international career. He is now considering becoming an asset manager in one of Canada’s major cities, such as Montreal. “The Canadians are very welcoming, smiling and I really like the living environment”†