Study in Canada at Mount Royal
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For more than 100 years, Mount Royal University has been committed to quality undergraduate, post-secondary education in Calgary, Alberta.
With some of the highest student satisfaction rates in Canada, we offer future-focused programs taught by passionate professors in smaller classes. Confidently prepare for your future career or graduate school in a safe and inclusive environment.
Make Calgary your home
Largest city in Alberta
More than 1.5 million people call Calgary home
Globally recognized as a great place to live
Calgary was ranked the third most livable city in the world by Economist Intelligence Unit in 2022
Affordable housing market
Calgary ranked among the top 10 most affordable housing markets in the world by Urban Reform Institute in 2022
Extensive parks and pathways
Calgary has the largest bikeway network in North America with more than 905 km of paved paths and 95 km of trails
A diverse city
People from over 200 ethnic backgrounds live in Calgary
Fun and festive
There are more than 30 major festivals each year, the world-renowned Calgary Stampede and four professional sports teams
Calgary is Canada’s sunniest major city with an average of 333 days of sun each year
Average daytime high
in July: 24ºC
in January: -3ºC
Perfect for snow sports
On average, 128 cm of snow falls per year
Average MRU class size is
students live in MRU Residence
of graduates were satisfied with the quality of teaching in their program 1
of MRU degree graduates are employed within two years of graduation 1
of graduates were satisfied with the overall quality of their educational experience at MRU 2
1 Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020 (2017/18 graduates)
2 2020 Graduate Follow-up Survey (2019/20 graduates)
MRU is a welcoming community of professors, students and alumni who are making a difference in Calgary and beyond. Discover stories about ground-breaking research, landing dream jobs, succeeding in the face of adversity and everything in between.Why MRU
Become a Mount Royal student
From preparing to apply for a program to getting ready for your first day on campus, learn everything you need to know about starting your MRU journey.
Our smaller class sizes support your learning while our innovative laboratories, simulation centres and research opportunities prepare you for future work or graduate school. Begin your Canadian experience at Mount Royal and be ready for the next step in your life anywhere in the world. Find the program that’s right for you.Explore programs
When you apply to Mount Royal, there are general AND program-specific admission requirements you must meet depending on your chosen program(s). Learn about applicant categories, admission requirements, English language requirements, competitive admission averages and more.View requirements
Tuition & costs
Estimated international student expenses for an academic year (8 months) 1
|Tuition and fees for international students||$23,810 – $25,698|
|Books and supplies||$1,500|
|Residence/rent 2||$6,000 – $8,830|
|Living expenses and spending money||$6,500|
|Transportation||Calgary Transit U-Pass included in fees|
|Total for international students||$38,042 – $42,528 Canadian dollars|
1 Based on 2022/23 fees. Additional fees may apply for specific programs.
2 Based on 2022/23 Residence fees. Cost can vary depending on type of residence. Application and programming fees not included.View budget estimator
Improve your English language proficiency in order to meet admission requirements and/or advance your career. The International Pathway Program provides an opportunity to complete the highest level of Mount Royal’s English Language Program (LEAP 4) while completing missing high school course requirements. At the same time, start 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.Learn more
Language Education for Academic Purposes (LEAP)
Length: starting at 13 weeks, maximum 15 months (depending on your starting level)
LEAP offers four levels of high-quality English language instruction to help you develop the language skills needed for academic and career success. Learn from experienced Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) certified instructors, enhance your fluency and accuracy, and gain international university experience in a safe and welcoming environment. The recommended minimum language level for student success is CLB 4 or an IELTS score of 3.5.Learn more about LEAP
Register for a session with an admissions and recruitment specialist to learn more about MRU programs, the admission process and student life.Register for a session
Mount Royal’s early admission application period is open from Oct. 1 to Feb. 1. Every application received during this time is reviewed equally and all competitively qualified candidates will receive an offer of admission. This means all applicants are treated as though their applications were submitted on the same day.
Once early admission is over, applications are received on an ongoing basis in the order they are received until a program is declared full. If you wait too long to apply, your program of choice may not be available.
Post-secondary education is an investment in your future. International students are eligible for scholarships at Mount Royal. Applications are open from Nov. 1 to March 1.Apply now
Admission dates & timelines
Oct. 1, 2022 – Feb. 1, 2023
|Applications continue to be accepted beyond this date for most programs based on space and availability.|
|Within one week of application||Receive acknowledgement email with an MRU student ID number|
|Feb. 1, 2023||Application and supporting documentation deadline for some programs|
|April 1, 2023||International application deadline|
|May 1, 2023||International documents deadline|
Nov. 1, 2022 – Aug. 31, 2023
|Application assessed by MRU|
Nov. 1, 2022 – Aug. 31, 2023
|Receive conditional admission offer|
|Within two to three weeks of offer||Accept your admission offer and pay the $425 tuition deposit|
|Aug. 15, 2023||Tuition and fees due|
|Sept. 7, 2023||First day of classes|
Through MRU Residence Services, you can enjoy a modern, fully-furnished, apartment-style home that is close to campus services, such as the library or doctor’s office. Residence staff live on-site to help foster a positive and inclusive environment for living and learning. Plus, Mount Royal is situated in a quieter location perfect for studying while still being close to downtown, shopping and entertainment.
Residence is optional, but highly recommended. Applications open on Oct. 1 and are ongoing.Residence options and fees
New student guarantee
Residence Services guarantees a room for all new students that apply and pay their security deposit by June 15.
International Student Support Centre
The International Student Support Centre (ISSC) provides a dedicated space for you to get information and connect with other international and Canadian students. Study, practice your language skills, join events, and engage in social and cultural activities.
Chat with students and staff
Talk with a current MRU student to learn about life at Mount Royal or connect with a staff member for help with the application process and study permit support.
International Student Supports
Prepare for your arrival, get help with immigration advising and take advantage of our wide range of programs that build community and foster student success.
Once admitted, your advisor will help guide you as you choose your courses.
New Student Orientation
Take part in a campus tour and workshops that will set you up for success from day one.
Student Learning Services
Attend a workshop or meet one-on-one with a learning strategist for support with studying, math writing and more.
Get help connecting with critical Canadian work placement experiences.
Create a Future Student Portal account to keep track of all things admission at MRU. With an account you can:
- Sign up for info sessions, events and one-on-one admission planning meetings
- Check your application status
- Check your transcript status
- Receive your admission decision
- Keep track of your conditions for final admission if conditionally admitted
- View your deposit deadline
After you have submitted your application, you can use your Future Student Portal to check on the status of your application at any time.Watch a how-to video
Use your Future Student Portal to check on the status of your transcript and any other required documents. You can also find the date when your final/official transcripts and documents are due.Watch a how-to video
Conditions of admission
If you have received a conditional offer of admission, your list of conditions can be found on your Future Student Portal. Keep an eye on deadlines and ensure you meet your conditions for final admission.Watch a how-to video
Coming to Canada
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.Review the checklist
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.Apply now
Gain valuable work experience while you study. Many MRU programs include required or optional work placement opportunities to help prepare you for life after graduation, including internships, work terms and co-ops. Career Services can also help connect you with employers and career opportunities, and offer resources including workshops and events, career-coaching appointments and professional resumé reviews.
Full-time international students with a valid study permit are automatically approved to work on- or off-campus for up to 20 hours per week while attending school and full-time during scheduled breaks. Visit cic.gc.ca for more information.
MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3E 6K6