Do you want to study in Canada?

Since our beginnings more than 100 years ago, Mount Royal University has been committed to quality post-secondary, undergraduate education in Calgary, Alberta.

We’ve grown to meet the needs of students from around the world in a safe, inclusive environment. Mount Royal boasts some of the highest student satisfaction rates in Canada.

Earn your bachelor’s degree or English language training in Canada at Mount Royal University and you’ll see why we say You Belong Here.

Find everything you need to study and live in Calgary

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About Calgary

Largest city in Alberta
More than 1.2 million people call Calgary “home”

Relatively mild
Average daytime high in July, 24 C
Average daytime high in January, -3 C

Very sunny
Canada’s sunniest major city with an average of 333 days of sun each year

Perfect for snow sports
On average, 128 cm of snow per year

More than 200 ethnic backgrounds make Calgary a diverse city

More than 30 major festivals each year, the Calgary Stampede and four professional sports teams to cheer for

Extensive parks and pathways
Cycle or walk more than 635 kilometres of pathways — the largest bikeway network in North America

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Our campus

Mount Royal is a community in more than one sense. You’ll have access to the services you need on campus and quick access to Calgary amenities and world-class tourist destinations.

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Choose your undergraduate program

You want a program that aligns your interests, career and academic goals. Our programs offer learning that combines innovative teaching, research, and job preparation to give you a full learning experience. An MRU Education means you'll be prepared for your future in Canada and around the world.

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Learn about admission requirements

Apply early! Application is open from Oct. 1 to April 1. Some programs have a Feb. 1 application and document deadline.

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International admission deadlines

Application — April 1

Documents — May 1

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International Student Pathway

Are you an international student currently living outside of Canada or the United States who is missing one or more admission requirements for your intended degree or diploma program? The International Pathway Program provides an opportunity to complete Mount Royal’s highest level of the English language program while completing missing high school course requirements. At the same time, you can begin taking post-secondary courses towards your intended degree or diploma. You may also qualify for a conditional offer of admission to your future program at MRU.

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Apply for a room in student Residence

Living in Residence is more than simply living on campus. It’s a fabulous way to become part of a vibrant community and take your academic success to a higher level.

Applications open on Oct. 1 and are ongoing.

Residence is optional, but highly recommended.

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New student guarantee

Residence Services guarantees placement for all students enrolled in their first year at Mount Royal. To be eligible for this guarantee, you must apply and pay your security deposit by June 15.

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There are a lot of reasons to live on campus while attending MRU. You can enjoy a modern, fully-furnished, apartment-style home that is close to campus services, like the Library or doctor’s office.

Residence staff live on-site, so we can ensure a positive and safe living and learning space. Plus, Mount Royal has easy access to downtown, shopping and entertainment, but you can live in a quieter location perfect for studying.

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Apply for scholarships/awards

Post-secondary education is an investment in your future and we believe tuition should not be a barrier to meeting your goals. International students are eligible for awards at Mount Royal University. Applications are open from Oct. 1 to March 1.

Estimated international student expenses for an academic year (8 months) 1

Tuition/fees (based on 10 courses) $21,900
Books and supplies $1,500
Residence/rent 2 $6,000
Living expenses and spending money $6,500
Transportation Calgary Transit U-Pass included in fees
Total for international students $35,900

1 Based on 2019/20 fees. Additional fees may apply for specific programs.

2 Based on 2019/20 Residence fees.

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Get your study permit

If you plan to study in Canada for more than six months, you need a study permit from the Government of Canada. Apply for a study permit as soon as you receive your offer of admission from Mount Royal. Applications are made through the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.

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Get ready to come to Mount Royal

Prepare in advance to make a smooth transition to living in Canada. From being admitted, getting ready to leave home and arriving in Canada, we've outlined everything you need to do.

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The International Student Support Centre (ISSC) provides a dedicated space for students to get information from student leaders who can provide help and connect you with international and Canadian students. You can join events and engage in social and cultural activities. You can also study and practice your language skills by learning from each other.

International students succeed at MRU

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Mount Royal provides high-quality undergraduate education. The exclusive offering of bachelor’s degrees, diplomas and certificates provides international students a focused environment to start university study.

Here for your success

  • An international recruitment officer will help you with the application process.
  • Your advisor will guide you as you choose your courses.
  • New Student Orientation will get you ready for life at Mount Royal from your first day.
  • Student Learning Services will support you with tutoring, writing and studying workshops, and mentorship opportunities.
  • Career Services will connect you to critical Canadian work placement experiences.

Meet an international student

International student Trinh Dong poses in front of the Rocky Mountains

Trinh Dong

Bachelor of Communication – Public Relations program
From Vietnam

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Vidal Zhou

Bachelor of Business Administration
From Guangzhou, China