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International Admissions

NAIT is a medium-sized school with students from 84+ countries. We focus on applied learning and short programs, designed to improve employment for our graduates. Apply today!

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International Programs and Pathways

From full-time to part-time and everything in between, there are international pathways and programs at NAIT to fit your learning style and lifestyle.

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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Do you need to develop your English skills? Our ESL classes will prepare you for entry into programs at NAIT.

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Did you know?

Here are some of the many things that make Edmonton, Alberta a great place to live - and NAIT a great place to study. 

  • Alberta has the highest minimum wage in Canada
  • 96% of NAIT students are satisfied with their education experience
  • More than 2,200 students from 84 countries are enrolled in credit programs 
  • More than 210,000 alumni from 95 countries 
  • NAIT ranks #1 in Alberta for student satisfaction with their program of study 
  • 95% employer satisfaction 
  • Edmonton's river valley is the largest urban park in North America
  • Alberta residents have free healthcare - including international students!

Meet a NAIT representative!

We would like you to study at NAIT, and to help you apply, we travel  throughout the year to meet future students.

NAIT Overseas Events

Living in Alberta

NAIT is located in Edmonton, the capital city of the province of Alberta. Canada is ranked as one of the healthiest countries in the world. Students who live in Alberta earn the highest wages in the country; enjoy the most days of sun per year and only pay 5% tax on consumer goods (saving money on things like books and groceries)! 

Our campus was voted #1 in safety by our students in all of Canada. NAIT is also very specialized in applied teaching and learning, using the latest technology. If you have previously studied at a university, and/or are looking to further your practical skills and knowledge, apply to NAIT!

International Centre

NAIT’s International Centre provides services that support international students as they transition and settle in Canada.

Education Abroad

Immerse yourself in other cultures and gain practical, hands-on experience by studying abroad.

International Pathways

Get the skills and confidence you need to move forward with your education and career goals, and start building your future through our pathways for international students.

Do you need to develop your English skills? Are you missing a program prerequisite? Our ESL and Academic Upgrading courses will prepare you for entry into programs at NAIT and other institutions.

Browse all programs accepting International students

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Take your first step to academic success with NAIT's ESL classes. NAIT will grant conditional admission into select programs for students who begin their studies through NAIT ESL classes.

Academic Upgrading

Need to upgrade or review courses to get into a diploma or certificate program? Our Academic Upgrading program is tailored to your unique goals and existing level of knowledge.

International Agents

NAIT has Authorized Agents around the world to assist prospective international students who plan to apply to NAIT. Representatives can assist prospective students with:

  • NAIT applications (tuition fees, forms and program information)
  • transcript certification (NAIT requires original transcripts when applying for a NAIT program; NAIT also accepts photocopies of transcripts if they are provided with our Authorized Agents'  stamp on the photocopies) 

List of International Agents

International Agents