University of Alberta

24 months
10500 CAD/year
5575 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Physics at University of Alberta is a large comprehensive department with research programs covering all major areas of physics including computational, experimental and theoretical research in astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, geophysics, particle physics, space and plasma physics.


The program of Physics at University of Alberta have 49 professors and about 50 research associates who do research with our approximately 150 graduate students. University of Alberta has a strong commitment to excellence, and it offers among the best teaching and research facilities in Canada.

If you've come to this webpage looking for information about our graduate programs, please take a look at our Graduate Prospectus and also check out the various Research Groups and feel free to email any potential research supervisor about his or her research program and opportunities for new graduate students in his or her research group.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Astrophysics and Space Physics
  • Biophysics
  • Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science
  • Geophysics
  • Particle Physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We require a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4-point scale for each of the last two years of your undergraduate program and in post-graduate studies, if applicable. 
  • Minimum requirements from other countries will be found on the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) website.
  • Additional assets include detailed and supportive reference letters, research experience, publications and conference presentations

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5575 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5575 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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