Admission Process

Step 1 - Check Your Eligibility

Minimum Requirements

  • 4-year undergraduate degree in a related area, or its academic equivalent, from a recognized institution.
  • Grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 out of 4.0 in the last two years (approximately 60 credits) of post-secondary study.

International Applicants

Review the following links to assess your eligibility:

GPA Equivalencies

English Language Requirements

Note: We do not require GRE test scores for admission purposes.

Step 2 – Obtaining Supervision

All graduate students must have a faculty member agree to supervise their program before admission is approved.  We strongly recommend obtaining supervision prior to applying online, as without a supervisor, your application cannot move forward.

Contact faculty members in the research area of interest about pursuing a graduate degree under their supervision.  Items to include in your email:

  • A description of your research interests (Why are you interested in their work and why do you feel you would be a good fit in their lab?)
  • Attach your Curriculum Vitae (resume), including any publications
  • Attach a scanned copy of your transcripts
  • If applicable, attach a scanned copy of English language proficiency
Links to Faculty Members and Current Research

Step 3 – Applying Online

Once you have found a faculty member who has indicated their interest in accepting you, please apply online:

Online application form 

(A non-refundable application fee of $100 CAD will be assessed when applying to our graduate programs.)

IMPORTANT: Application Deadlines

Step 4 – Submission of Documents

Once you have applied online, please print off the following forms and submit all documents, as listed on the Application Checklist, directly to:

Attention: Nicole Dubé

Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences

2-14 Agriculture/Forestry Centre

University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada  T6G 2P5



Step 5 – Await the Official Admission Decision

Once we have received all of the required documents, your application is considered complete and the application will move forward to the review process.

All applicants may track the progress of an application via Bear Tracks. Please refrain from contacting the office regarding the status of your application. Applicants will be contacted by email once an official decision has been made.

Successful applicants will receive a department letter of offer that will outline the details of the admission. The official letter of acceptance will be issued by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) at a later date, and be sent by email to your University of Alberta email address.  Successful international applicants will require the letter of acceptance from FGSR in order to proceed with the application for travel documents such as a study permit and VISA. 

Nicole Dubé
Graduate Administrator, Admissions
2-10 Agriculture/Forestry Centre
University of Alberta, 
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T6G 2P5



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