University of Calgary

History

The University of Calgary was established in 1966, however it’s origins do date further back, as it was originally just a branch of the University of Alberta, which obtained independence from it as a result of the Universities Act of Canada, and has operated on it’s own since.

In the present day the institutions is one of Canada’s most important research universities, being a member of U15, the main group for Canadian research universities.

Programs Offered

With over 10 different faculties The University of Calgary has a notorious range of courses to offer; the following are some of them:

  • Accounting 
  • Actuarial Science 
  • Ancient and Medieval History 
  • Anthropology 
  • Archaeology 
  • Art History 
  • Bioinformatics 
  • Biomedical Sciences 
  • Business Analytics 
  • Business Technology Management 
  • Canadian Studies 
  • Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 
  • Chemical Engineering 
  • Communication and Media Studies 
  • Community Rehabilitation 
  • Computer Science
  • Dance Development Studies 
  • East Asian Language Studies 
  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Film Studies 
  • French General Commerce 
  • German Greek and Roman Studies
  •  Health and Society 
  • International Indigenous 
  • Leadership in Pedagogy and Coaching 
  • Nursing Oil 
  • Personal Financial Planning 
  • Real Estate Studies 
  • Zoology

Admission requirements

Admissions in the University of Calgary might seem complex at first hand, but it’s official website can lend you all the help you need, first and foremost you need to prove your English Language Proficiency, be it through your high schools studies or an English language test.

From there on requirements in the University of Calgary can vary a lot from program to program, but it’s based on approved courses, the official website lists the requirements for each program, and the courses it requests, so take the time to check each program properly, despite what might seems like an initial hurdle, chances are you already apply to your desired program’s requirements.

Student Life

One of the mottos for the University of Calgary is to minimize stress and maximize success, and as such a notorious focus of their student services and programs is the mental wellbeing of it’s student body, this is done through health services, counseling, student support and a multitude of events, as a whole the University of Calgary’s wellness centre focuses on creating a healthy campus community.

Part-time work

While the University of Calgary itself doesn’t count with it’s own dedicated student employment center, the city of Calgary itself is a booming economy which counts with a strong employment rate and a dedicated employment office, this can help make the job search an smoother process than many would think at first glance.

Fees

Canadian Student Tuition: $538.59 per 3 units.

International Student Tuition: $611.28 per 3 units.

Visa Differential: $1,222.56 per 3 units.

Ranking

The University of Calgary got the 196th rank for world universities, making it the 7th best university in Canada.

University Contact

Address:  2500 University Drive NW Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 CANADA

Phone:  403.210.7625

Email: graduate@ucalgary.ca

Summary

The University of Calgary is one of the most renowned institutions in Canada, and counts with many specialized programs you might not find in any other university, it’s a particularly strong contender if you are planning to specialize on geosciences, but students for all sort of programs can also find a place in it due to it’s high standards and dedication to create the best education environment possible.