Study in Canada – Mount Royal University

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.

Become a Mount Royal student in a few easy steps.






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Apply for admission

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, 2019

Documents — May 1, 2019

English Language Proficiency (ELP) Requirement – 2019

Getting into Mount Royal is competitive. This means you will need good grades. You will also need to meet the general admission requirements for your program and the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirement.

How to meet ELP Score / Level
High school, secondary and/or post-secondary courses 2 years full-time study in English (English speaking countries) and English Language Arts 30-1 (or equivalent)
Academic English taken at Mount Royal Level 3 B- (80%)
TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language 83 (min. 20 in each of four sections)
IELTS International English Language Test — Academic IELTS 6.5 (min. 5.0 on each band)
CAEL Canadian Academic English Language Assessment 70 (min. 50 in each band)
MELAB Michigan English Language Assessment Battery 85 (min. 3 in oral component)
PTE Academic Pearson Test of English 58 (min. 55 in each area)
CAE (Cambridge English Assessment) C1 or C2 Certificate Awarded (Pass at Grade C with min 180 overall)
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If you don’t meet the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Requirement, you can take our English Language Program.

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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 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) $21,500
Books and supplies $1,500
Residence/rent2 $5,860
Living expenses and spending money $5,860
Transportation Calgary Transit U-Pass included in fees
Total for international students $35,360

1 Based on 2018/19 fees. Additional fees may apply for specific programs.

2 Based on 2018/19 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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Explore Mount Royal

MRU boasts beautiful green spaces, eating and dining offerings, student support and medical services. Everything you need for your studies, well-being and fun is nearby. Take a virtual tour to explore our campus.

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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.

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