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About MacEwan University

MacEwan University is a prestigious public university offering undergraduate courses and  located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It is a higher education school that was founded in 1971 as Grant MacEwan Community College. The college was granted permission to provide university transfer programs in 1988. Later in 2009, it was renamed MacEwan University for all marketing and public communication purposes, and it became Alberta's 6th university. It is Alberta's largest transfer-in higher-education institution, offering undergraduate programs.

The university has two campuses, namely the City Centre Campus and Alberta College Campus. The university's administration department is located on the City Centre Campus, and Alberta College provides educational opportunities. The institute offers 8 bachelor's degrees, 2 applied degrees, and 43 diploma and certificate programs in health and community studies, fine arts and communications, nursing, liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, and physical education. More than 19,000 full and part-time students are enrolled at the university. In addition, over 12,000 students are enrolled in credit programs. 

Facilities and Services

Aside from academics, the university offers other services like cafeterias, independent and chain outlets, a health centre, parking stalls, a library, and more. The institute has a Student Association where one can find more than 100 academic, activist and interest-based groups such as Anthropology Club, LGBTQ club, etc., and political groups. It also has a sports team known as the Griffins and houses activities like Volleyball, hockey, soccer, curling, basketball, cross-country, and golf. 


MacEwan University provides a variety of residential options to both domestic and international students to select from. It offers numerous housing alternatives, including a double studio, two-bedroom suite, four-bedroom suite, and bachelor suite. Each room has single beds, dressers, tables, chairs, a wardrobe, shared/private bathrooms, and kitchenettes. The cost of furnished suites, electricity, heat, water and Wi-Fi are all included in the residential charge. All residence halls offer a wide range of amenities such as a games room, social lounges, study lounges, theatre, wellness services, dining services, and more. The university also has a guest-only floor in downtown Edmonton where visitors can stay.


Students can apply for multiple scholarships offered by Canadian universities and colleges. Apart from this, many scholarships, grants and bursaries are also offered by the Canadian government, public and private establishments.

Notable Alumni

Some of the popular graduates of the university who are now leading their area of expertise are Emmett Hartfield (co-founder Intelligence House), Dr James Makokis (Two-Spirit physician), Mark Power (writer, filmmaker, counsellor and the founder of Give of Yourself), Dr. D. Scharie Tavcer (associate professor at Mount Royal University), Ruth B (Singer), Damien Atkins (Actor), Jordan Nobles (Music Composer) and more.

Facts & Figures

  • 1971Founded Year

  • 18483Total Students

  • 1500Total International Students

  • CAD $ 10000Avg. Cost of Living

  • CAD $ 0 - 20kAverage Tuition Fee PA

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There are some requirements which should be kept in mind before applying. Some common eligibility criteria are:

  • Students must be of 18 years at the time of application.
  • Students coming from non-English speaking countries must have taken either IELTS, TOEFL, PTE or other equivalent exams to prove their language proficiency.
  • Students need to provide original transcripts from all the academic institutions before making any application request. If the original transcripts are not in English, students need to submit the translated copies of the same and their originals.



Minimum Age

18 years

Documents Required

Original transcripts from all the previously attended academic institutions.

Language Proficiency Test 

  • IELTS Academic Test
  • PTE
  • Cambridge English C1/C2


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Note: Since international students are considered on a case-by-case basis, there can be additional requirements for taking admission in MacEwan University.

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