How to Apply

Application Procedures for Students with
a Bachelor's degree in Economics from a Canadian University

If you have a Bachelor's degree in Economics, or will complete all the requirements for your Economics degree by the time you begin graduate studies, please complete and submit the online application at:

http://www.gradstudies.ualberta.ca/en/applyadmission.aspx

Please ensure that ALL official university transcripts, three letters of recommendation and a curriculum vitae are sent directly to the Department. Applicants are notified by letter as soon as possible of the decision regarding their admission. It normally requires 6 weeks to process an application, once the file is complete. 

Deadlines: **UPDATED**

For consideration for September admission, the deadline for receipt of the Application for Graduate Admission form and all supporting documents from students currently residing within Canada is May 15. The deadline for receipt of the Application for Graduate Admission Form and all supporting documents from students currently residing outside Canada or applicants within Canada applying for a student visa is February 15. Applicants from China and Nigeria must submit documents by January 10 to allow sufficient time to apply for a student visa.

Application Procedures for Students with a
Bachelor's Degree in Economics from a University Outside Canada

Step 1:

Check the admission requirements.

Step 2:

Complete and submit a preliminary application form. If your background meets the requirements, we will inform you and we will provide you with further instructions on how to complete an Application for Graduate Admission form.

Step 3:

If your preliminary application form is approved,  you will be asked to arrange for official university transcripts, three letters of recommendation (at least 2 should be from academic sources), curriculum vitae, TOEFL (or equivalent) and GRE to be sent directly to the Department.  The mailing address is:

Attention:  Graduate Coordinator
Department of Economics
University of Alberta
Room 8-14 HM Tory Building
Edmonton, AB  T6G 2H4
CANADA

NOTICE TO PhD APPLICANTS: The Research Proposal submitted with your application should be no more than 2 pages.

Applicants are notified by letter as soon as possible of the decision regarding their admission. It normally requires 6 weeks to process an application, once the file is complete.