UAlberta Facts

Student Opportunities

Student groups

Close to 450 student groups are active on campus in nearly every area of student interest: academic, cultural, recreational, and political.

Opportunities also exist to take part in student governance as part of the Students’ Union and Graduate Students’ Association.

The University of Alberta is also home to the award-winning student newspaper, The Gateway.

Study abroad

The U of A strives to enhance students’ opportunities to study internationally at dozens of partner institutions. Exchanges are also possible with fellow members of the Worldwide Universities Network, a consortium of 16 top research universities established to facilitate global international research and teaching collaborations.

The U of A’s e3 summer program provides an unparalleled blend of academics and real-life work experience. Offered in Berlin, Brazil, and Washington, D.C., this flexible program allows students to combine language study, work or research internship, and academic coursework during their summer abroad.

Undergraduate research opportunities

The Undergraduate Research Initiative was created in 2011 to develop discipline-specific and interdisciplinary skills for employment, research, and service in the community. For the summer of 2014, the initiative gave 28 $5,000 research stipends to undergraduate students across the campus.