International Applicants

The University of Lethbridge is respected around the globe as a research-intensive, comprehensive university.

As one of our graduate students, you’ll find yourself at the center of a student-focused environment that nurtures innovation, critical thinking, and creativity.

Living in Lethbridge

Lethbridge is a place where ideas grow. Culturally vibrant with a flourishing arts scene and active social scene, stunning scenery, spectacular sunrises and glowing sunsets. 

Research Highlights

As a comprehensive Research and Academic Institution, the University of Lethbridge offers the opportunity to work with world-class faculty members who are conducting research at the frontiers of knowledge and creativity.


 uLethbridge awards more than $4.1 million in funding to graduate students through internal and external scholarships, awards and bursaries and $1.5 million in various Graduate Assistantships (GAs) annually.​ We also offer a variety of other financial support options.

Resources & Admissions Help

We encourage international prospective students and applicants to contact the International Centre for questions relating to study permits and immigration. The International Centre provides international students with ongoing support and advice in all matters, including academic and personal concerns, immigration, on and off-campus employment regulations, cultural transition, housing, and financial issues.

If you are a prospective student, you can contact the International Centre by email at, or by phone at 403-329-2053.

If you are a current international student, please contact your International Student Advisors.

The International Centre is located in SU060.

All applicants, regardless of citizenship or country of origin, must satisfy the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirement. Please see English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements for graduate students for information on meeting this requirement.

Housing On-Campus
The University of Lethbridge offers a wide range of housing options on campus, and by living on our campus, you are steps away from classes, faculty members' offices, student services, study rooms and the library, as well as social, exercise and recreational spaces. For more information please visit the Housing Services webpage.

Housing Off-Campus
Most graduate students live off-campus. Lethbridge has numerous off-campus housing options available, ranging from full houses, apartments and townhouses to bedrooms in houses, basement suites and more. Visit uLethbridge off Campus Housing for listings in the city and surrounding area.

Admission Requirements

Applicants from other countries must present qualifications comparable to those of Canadian applicants. Please note the admission requirements for the country in which your undergraduate study was completed.

International Student Guide

Information regarding immigration, life in Canada, and other resources for international students.

The International Centre offers support and advice in all matters including academic and personal concerns, immigration, on and off-campus employment regulations, cultural transition, housing, and financial issues.

Our Stories

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Shahina Parvin (PhD '21) looks at experiences of using mental health services in Lethbridge, AB

Speaking with her subjects empowered Shahina, strengthening her commitment to work against the discriminatory structures that affect people.

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Mary Siever (BA '19, MA '21) explores how uLethbridge policy shapes how students see themselves

Mary explored how students navigate, and at times subvert, the normative construct. She sees future research avenues contributing to the literature about invisible or marginalized demographics.

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