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University of Calgary

University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on our journey to become one of Canada's top five research institutions, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community of Calgary.

As a comprehensive academic and research institution, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. Through the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, opened in Spring 2016, the university will take the lead in educational innovation by researching the most effective methods for engaging students, by supporting faculty to be the best teachers they can be and by providing some of the most innovative learning spaces available anywhere in North America.

The University of Calgary attracts and nurtures the talent that drives new knowledge creation, improves lives and betters our world. In this rich learning environment, the university serves over 33,000 students in more than 250 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs, and provides the community with diverse lifelong learning opportunities. International study, volunteer, work, and research programs provide global context while promoting diversity and excellence in learning, teaching and research.

The University of Calgary stands out among Canadian universities in how it actively engages students in leadership development in all areas – the arts, athletics, science, medicine, engineering, volunteerism and business. It is also a leader in sustainability with its set of values embraced by the campus through teaching, leadership and campus operations.

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Admissions and Recruitment Office
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4, Canada

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Application Date

First Day Applications Accepted

October 1

Exceptions: Law and Medicine. Contact faculty directly for details.


Last Day Applications Accepted

March 1


October 1 Medicine
December 1 Law


Standard Admission Requirements
  1. General Requirements - 5 appropriate Grade 12 subjects, including English Language Arts 30-1 (or their equivalents from other provinces or countries). Specific courses are required for certain programs. Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Consult the website ( for further details.
  2. Transfer: Students who do not meet the General Requirements but have successfully completed a year of coursework at an accredited post-secondary institution may qualify for admission on the transfer GPA. Required subjects which are mandatory for entrance to a faculty must have been completed prior to or during the attendance at the post-secondary institution. Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Consult the current calendar for details.
  3. Adult Student Admission - Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents who are 21 years of age may be admitted at the discretion of the faculty. English Language Arts 30-1 or equivalent must be presented. Additional high school level subjects may be and often are required by the faculty. Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Consult the current calendar for further details.

Standard First-Year Admission Requirements


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