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Canada's #1
young university

#9 worldwide

Top 6
research university
in Canada

31,500 students

200+ programs

Through our Eyes High direction and International Strategy, we are committed to become a global intellectual hub where students, staff and faculty promote new discoveries with global impact.

Vision and strategy

Our international strategy aims to increase the diversity of students on campus, strengthen intercultural competencies, advance educational and research partnerships and boost international development efforts.


What we do

University of Calgary International helps create an internationally rich education and research environment. Our mandate includes the following:

  • Champion the international strategy across the organization and help students, faculty and staff engage internationally
  • Initiate and facilitate international partnerships and international development projects
  • Help our students get international exposure through study abroad opportunities
  • Support the recruitment of international undergraduate and graduate students
  • Provide diverse international services to faculty and staff


Fast facts

  • Top six research university in Canada
  • 30,000+ students and 200+ programs


  • 3,450 international students 
  • 170,000+ alumni in 152 countries
  • 36% of faculty originated from other countries; 51% of faculty hold a degree from a university abroad
  • Extensive support services for international students provided through International Student Services and Welcome Centre.

Cross-cultural competency

  • 1,100+ students studying in 80+ destinations worldwide through the Study Abroad program
  • 80+ exchange and 40+ Group Study programs
  • University of Calgary campus in Qatar - offers nursing degree and diploma programs
  • Numerous international programs and study opportunities such as:
    • International experiential programs -
    • development studies, global health and Global Energy Executive MBA program
    • Innovative international collaborative programs (e.g. 2+2 science or 3+2 engineering programs)

International Partnerships

  • 250+ collaboration agreements with partner universities in 140 countries
  • Six countries/regions of emphasis established, with associated advisory councils: China, Germany, Mexico, the Middle East, United States and East Africa