International students

We can help you find the resources you need for immigration, work permits, and general academic support.

We are glad that you’ve chosen to study with us at the Alberta University of the Arts. We look forward to your arrival and we are confident that you will enjoy your stay in Calgary and your time at AUArts – meeting new friends and immersing yourself in the practice and culture of art and design is exciting, but we know that you may also feel a little anxious about leaving your family, friends and the comfort of familiar surroundings and practices. We have resources to help you prepare for your arrival and to introduce you to our city and our university.

Resources for international students


More information coming soon!


Q: I am a student on a study permit - am I eligible to take Continuing Education courses?

A: Students do not require a study permit to take Continuing Education courses. This program is not Designated and ineligible to receive foreign nationals on a study permit.

Q: Are there language requirements for your micro-credential and certificate programs?

A: Yes, to enroll in our credential courses you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • A score of 83 or higher on an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) on the Internet-based test (iBT), with a minimum score of 20 in each of the four testing sections, or 220 on the computer-based test (CBT). 
  • A score of 70 or higher on the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) assessment, or a score of 70, or higher on the computer edition (CAEL CE) 
  • A score of 6.5 or higher on the International English Language Test (IELTS)