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University of Lethbridge

University of Lethbridge

University of Lethbridge


At the University of Lethbridge, we are united by one common goal: to create a brighter future together. Founded in 1967 on traditional Blackfoot land, the University of Lethbridge is one of Canada’s top-ranked universities and leading research institutions. We are one of Alberta's four comprehensive academic and research universities.

Our motto, Fiat Lux – let there be light – refers to the illumination that comes from research and learning.

From the heart of southern Alberta to the farthest reaches of space, we seek to understand the intricate connections uniting us all.

Through inquiry, creativity and collaboration, a desire to create healthier and more prosperous provinces, countries and the world drives us.

We are a place where every person has the potential to shine.

By inspiring and supporting student potential, we build leaders, innovators, thinkers and doers prepared for careers of the future and inspired to create positive change.

A university founded by the citizens of southern Alberta, connection to our community is at our core.

Our campuses spark curiosity and inspire lifelong learning for all. Our collaboration with industry, businesses, organizations and individuals builds stronger communities.

We turn our aspirations for environmental, social and economic sustainability into action.

Through education, research, policy and dialogue, we champion the natural world, quality of life and prosperity for the benefit of all.

About Lethbridge

Home to more than 100,000 people, Lethbridge is a place where ideas grow. Culturally vibrant with a flourishing arts scene and active social calendar, we boast stunning scenery, four distinct seasons, spectacular sunrises and glowing sunsets that illuminate Alberta's big sky.

Lethbridge is only two hours from Calgary's International Airport and a short drive to the United States border.

In 2022, Lethbridge was recognized as one of Canada’s best small cities.

Campus Features

Lethbridge Campus

Located in the city of Lethbridge, the main ULethbridge Campus combines breathtaking natural beauty with cutting-edge learning and research facilities. All undergraduate and graduate students at the main Campus have access to the exceptional academic programs, work-integrated learning, career experiences and support network they need to succeed.

Nestled in the southern Alberta coulees and overlooking the Oldman River, our Lethbridge Campus is known for its signature Arthur Erickson building, University Hall. The campus spans 5000 acres and is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty.

Calgary Campus

In Calgary, ULethbridge offers flexible undergraduate and graduate programs, offering evening, weekend, online and blended delivery options for all types of students. With business-, health- and technology-focused programs, work-integrated learning and a variety of support, ULethbridge in Calgary is where students upgrade their current credentials and careers or pivot into new opportunities.

Located in downtown Calgary in the Bow Valley College building, our Calgary Campus is steps from the CT Train station, Central Library, National Music Centre and the city's vibrant East Village. We provide evening and weekend classes and flexible programming specially designed for working professionals.


    It's easy to become a University of Lethbridge student. This simple guide will show you how it happens.

    1. Submit your application for admission
    2. Submit your marks, transcripts, and other documents
    3. Check your email
    4. Apply for residence and scholarships
    5. Check the status of your application and supporting documents
    6. Watch your email inbox
    7. Accept your offer
    8. Meet the conditions of your offer, if any
    9. Attend your New Student Orientation

    Before you Apply

    • Explore Your Options
    • Check the Admission Requirements for Your Program to Identify Any Additional Steps That You May Need to Take After Submitting Your Application (e.g., Submitting a Portfolio)
      • Undergraduate Programs
      • Graduate Programs
    • Gather the Information You’ll Need to Submit Your Application Online
    • Undergraduate Programs
      • Your Alberta Student Number (if You Have One)
      • A List of All High Schools and Post-Secondary Institutions You Have Attended and the Dates You Attended Each One
      • A Credit Card to Pay the Application Fee; If You Require a Different Method of Payment, You Will Need to Use the Paper Application (Program Grid)
    • Graduate Programs
      • Your Alberta Student Number (if You Have One)
      • A List of All Post-Secondary Institutions You Have Attended and the Dates You Attended Each One
      • Contact Information for Three People Who Have Agreed to Submit a Letter of Reference on Your Behalf
    • Electronic Copies of All Supporting Documents Ready to Upload and Submit with Your Application, Including:
      • Transcripts for Each Post-Secondary Institution You Have Attended
      • Letter of Intent
      • Curriculum Vitae
      • Any Other Supporting Documents Required for Your Particular Program
    • A Credit Card to Pay the Application Fee
    • (Undergraduate) View the Guide in our website to the Online Application

    Scholarships and Funding

    Whether you're coming to ULethbridge from high school or you're a college, mature or graduate student, we have funding to help you focus on your studies. Apply for as many awards as possible! It may take a little extra effort, but you're worth it.

    • Awards for high-school grads
    • Awards for college transfer students
    • Awards for Indigenous students

    There are some awards and scholarships which are uniquely available to international students, however, you are also eligible for most entrance, transfer, and continuing undergraduate awards as a uLethbridge student.

    You can apply for most awards easily online through your uLethbridge student account on the Bridge. For more information about scholarships, eligibility, and how to apply, visit the Scholarships and Student Finance page or stop by their office in Anderson Hall (AH115).

    Scholarships for International Students

    • International Entrance and Continuing Award
    • Alexander Barnhill Bursary for International Students
    • International Relocation Award
    • International Student Emergency Bursary

    Other Scholarships (available to all uLethbridge undergraduate students)

    • Board of Governors' Admission Scholarship
    • Board of Governors' Relocation Scholarship
    • Leadership and Entrance Awards
    • Board of Governors' Transfer Scholarship
    • Post-Diploma Entrance Scholarship

    Why study at University of Lethbridge

    As a graduate student at the University of Lethbridge, you’ll find yourself at the centre of a student-focused environment that nurtures innovation, critical thinking and creativity.

    At the U of L, we are committed to helping every one of our students thrive. From aiding with financial support to one-on-one mentorship to individualized career advice, you’ll find support every step of the way.

    As a student at the U of L, you are viewed as a partner and a colleague. You’ll be given opportunities to collaborate and share your unique ideas, ask questions and find answers. By convocation, the majority of our graduate students have either presented or published their findings, with more than 50 percent publishing as the first author.

    Why Choose the University of Lethbridge?

    • Affordable tuition rates for outstanding programs offered by award-winning faculty
    • Friendly and safe university and community
    • Access to advanced technology and state-of-the-art facilities
    • Comprehensive student services are designed to help you succeed in meeting your academic, personal, and career goals
    • You can work during your studies and apply to work in Canada for up to three years after graduation

    Campus Life & Facilities

    Large enough to provide you with world-class learning and research opportunities, uLethbridge is also small enough to give you a personal experience.

    Eat and shop

    Food Services

    Includes Urban Market, a market-style cafe in University Hall, as well as Carvery & Bakery, Subway, Starbucks, Booster Juice and Tim Hortons outlets.

    The Zoo Pub & Grill

    Relax in The Zoo's casual, comfy atmosphere and choose from an array of appetizers, soups and salads, burgers, pizzas, sandwiches and more.

    Food courts and convenience stores

    Whether you want a hearty meal or a light snack, our food court offers a variety of options to suit any craving as well as Rockerman’s Service Centre, the on-campus convenience store.


    With textbooks, stationary, clothing, giftware, computer accessories and more, the uLethbridge Bookstore has something for everyone.

    Opportunities for all students


    Explore new ideas through hands-on experiences, including workshops, courses and events.

    Career Services

    Navigate the transition between school, job search and employment as successful employees.

    Co-operative education

    Combine paid, real-world work experience with your academic studies.

    Studying abroad

    Explore the world and get course credit with exchanges, study tours, internships or volunteer programs around the world.

    Volunteer with the International Centre

    Navigate the transition between school, job search and employment as successful employees.


    A partnership between the University and Volunteer Lethbridge that helps you find meaningful volunteer opportunities, record your hours and even gain course credit!


    • Lethbridge

      4401 University Drive, T1K 3M4, Lethbridge

    • Lethbridge

      4401, University Drive West, T1K 3M4, Lethbridge

    • Calgary

      345-6th Ave SE, Calgary AB, 6032, Calgary