Several post-secondary institutions based outside the province offer programs to Alberta students.
- meet the same quality standards required by institutions in Alberta
- help expand learning options available to Alberta students
Other approved degrees
Alberta students can take their post-secondary education at a satellite campus of an out of province institution.
- are headquartered outside Alberta
- provide learning opportunities in Alberta
- do not receive government funding
- offer approved degree programs that meet specific quality criteria
Before you apply, confirm that the program you are taking is approved. If you take a program that is not approved, you may not be able to access student aid or other government supports.
The list of approved programs is maintained by the Campus Alberta Quality Council. Find approved degrees at other institutions.
Agreements with institutions in other provinces help Alberta students access program options that are otherwise not available.
Spaces are reserved for Alberta students in 3 programs:
- doctor of optometry at the University of Waterloo
- prosthetics and orthotics post-degree diploma at the British Columbia Institute of Technology
- cardiovascular perfusion advanced certificate at the British Columbia Institute of Technology
If you are an Alberta resident that is accepted into one of these programs, you could be eligible for Alberta student loans and grants. Read about student aid options, including how to apply.
To connect with the Public Awareness Branch:
Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)