University of Calgary is one of the top comprehensive research universities in Canada. Established in 1966, the university offers education to international students from 155 countries. The university operates in 5 campuses and 14 faculties. International students comprise 10% of the undergraduate student body and 25% of the graduate student body at University of Calgary.

Currently, University of Calgary is home to more than 33,000 students. Around 26,000 students at the university pursue undergraduate courses, while, over 6,000 students seek graduate programs at the University of Calgary. The university recorded a consolidated budget of 1.3 billion CAD. The university contributes more than 8 billion CAD to the economy of Alberta.

The University of Calgary offers 250+ programs across its 5 campuses. UCalgary provides more than 110 majors at the undergraduate level. The university offers more than 70 graduate and certification programs. Students need a GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (~87-89%) for admission to the University of Calgary. Prospective international students need to submit an application fee of 125 CAD for undergraduate programs and 145 CAD for applying to graduate programs.

The average cost of studying in University of Calgary is around 23 lakhs INR. This includes tuition, living, meals, books, personal expenses, and general fees. After graduation, UCalgary students earn salaries of up to 250,000 CAD per annum reflecting a high return on investment. The average salary of the b-school graduates of University of Calgary is 97,000 CAD per annum.


  • Campus: University of Calgary comprises more than 85 research institutes and centers making it one of the favorite universities in Canada for international students. There are over 300 student clubs and organisations on the campus at University of Calgary.
  • Scholarships: The university awards its students with over 17 million CAD annually through scholarships, bursaries and awards. The university prestige awards ranges from 37,000 CAD up to 100,000 CAD.
  • Placements: The institute is a coveted choice among international candidates because of its impressive graduate employment rate of 94.1%. Currently, 80.4% of the total students are employed in fields related to their discipline and are satisfied with their job experience. 



  • Dull City: The city is not as vibrant as Montreal, Toronto or Ottawa. International students might feel it a little lonely place to live as the diversity is not much.
  • Reputation: University of Calgary is a good institute for higher education, but, the popularity of the institute is not as high as tier-1 universities like University of Toronto or University of British Columbia.


University of Calgary Acceptance Rate

University of Calgary has an acceptance rate of 10-20%. Currently, the university houses more than 33,000 students. 26,000 students pursue the undergraduate programs at UCalgary. Over 6,000 students at the university pursue graduate programs. Around 3,000 students at University of Calgary belong to international origin. International students comprises 10% of the undergraduate student body and 25% of the graduate student body.   


Programs Total Annual Fees
Master of Science [M.Sc], Data Science and Analytics INR 6,39,416
Master of Engineering [M.Eng], Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering INR 7,85,847
Master of Science [M.Sc], Neuroscience INR 3,72,690
Master of Business Administration [M.B.A] INR 18,15,419
Executive Master of Business Administration [E.M.B.A] INR 13,38,855
Master of Architecture [M.Arch] INR 9,65,304


University of Calgary Rankings

University of Calgary has ranked at #242 in QS Global University Rankings by QS Global World Rankings, 2023. Following are the top rankings of the university according to several ranking agencies. 

  • #131-140 in Graduate Employability Ranking by QS Global World Rankings, 2022
  • #201-250 in World University Rankings by Times Higher Education, 2022
  • #42 in Impact Rankings by Times Higher Education, 2022
  • #7 in Best Global Universities in Canada by US News and World Report, 2022


University of Calgary Campus

There are 5 campuses of University of Calgary across the world, in Calgary and in Doha. The main campus is located in the northwest quadrant of Calgary and is home to 11 of the 14 faculties. Qatar Campus of the University of Calgary was opened in Doha, Qatar in 2007. It offers both bachelor's and master's degrees in Nursing.

The Foothills Campus is a place for advanced medical research, Cumming School of Medicine, and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine are headquartered here. Downtown Campus is home to Haskayne School of Business and The School of Public Policy. Spy Hill Campus is home to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Sciences Research Station, and Wildlife Research Station.

The university campus manifests the academic, cultural, recreational activities of the college. The campus also involves students from all disciplines to its sports programs. The Olympic Oval of the university is presently the official training centre for Canadian National Speed Skating Team and Speed Skating Canada.

University of Calgary Accommodations

As most of the undergraduate and graduate students reside on campus, the University of Calgary offers a range of residences on campus. Approximately 2,500 students and faculty members live on-campus. Students under 21 get a single or double occupancy room in the dormitory-style residence. The Qatar Campus of the university houses 450 students from 39 different countries.

The university also has studios, one, two, or three-bedroom units with full kitchen for undergraduate students of the third year, graduate, transfer, and international students to live more independently. Interested candidates may apply on the official website of the university. The average cost of staying in the university residence ranges between 6,000 to 11,000 CAD (~3.5 to 6.5 lakh INR).