50.6 Citizenship and Residence

The University of Alberta is committed to admitting highly qualified students from Alberta, Canada and the International Community.

1.     In order to meet the needs of the community that the University serves, individual Faculties may establish internal program targets with regard to the citizenship and residence of undergraduate students.  Such targets shall be established with the approval of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic).

2.     No non-resident* shall be admitted to a program who is less qualified than any Alberta resident who is denied admission to that program.

*     A resident of Alberta is defined as a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident (Landed Immigrant) who has been continuously resident in the Province of Alberta, or the Yukon or Northwest Territories for at least one year immediately prior to the first day of classes of the session for which admission is sought.  The one year residence period shall not be considered broken where the admission committee is satisfied that the applicant was temporarily out of the province  on vacation, on short-term employment, or as a full-time student.  Applicants on student authorization cannot establish residence during a period as a full-time student in an Alberta secondary or post-secondary institution since a stay under student authorization is considered to be a visiting period.

3.     The Provost and Vice-President (Academic) shall report once every three years to the General Faculties Council on the Citizenship and Residence of Undergraduate students at the University and on the University?s ability to achieve a student population that is broadly representative of the public the University serves (including information on Aboriginal enrolment at this institution).