International students

If you're an international student - welcome to AUArts! We have all the information you need to study with us.

International applicants 

Accreditation - Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) is a Designated Learning Institution (DLI), DLI# O18760756062, under the Government of Canada’s International Student Program. As a DLI, AUArts fulfills Alberta’s high standards of program quality, and meets the criteria for study permits that is required for international students desiring to enrol.

Community - We are a community of thinkers, shapers, makers and risk-takers. We are students, faculty, staff and alumni rich in diversity of culture and thought, challenged to fearlessly explore what moves us, drives us and implores us to see the world differently. We are Alberta’s only university dedicated to art and design. We want to introduce you to a whole new world of passionate minds, provocative thinker, ambitious doers and brave creators. Including the one in you. Come and join us! 

Diversity - Our diversity here on campus provides an intimate learning environment with a diverse faculty and student body. AUArts has hosted international students from many countries that include: Australia, China, Colombia, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, the Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Iceland, the United Kingdom, UEA and the United States. 

Calgary - The third largest city in Canada, Calgary is a major metropolitan city with stunning outdoor beauty and is home to innovative creative industries. Voted the 4th most livable city in the world, you'll love it here!

Resources for international students

After your AUArts application is received, processed and approved, you will receive an email from Admissions with information on how to apply for a study permit. In the meantime, read about the processes here:

If you're an international student looking to study at AUArts, we would love to have you join our AUArts community! We have all the information you need to study with us. 

Contact Us: 
Office hours: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. MST

Study Permit related questions -
Admissions related questions -
Meet with Admissions - Book a virtual meeting

Information session

See upcoming information sessions specific to international students here.

International student requirements

International applicants must possess the following requirements.

International student requirements

Frequently asked questions

Here are some frequently asked questions regarding international students applications.

Frequently asked questions