Algoma University, commonly shortened to Algoma U or Algoma, is an undergraduate-only public university with its main campus in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. Established in 1965, Algoma is the smallest undergraduate-only university in Ontario. With a particular focus on the needs of Northern Ontario, Algoma U is a teaching-focused and student-centred post-secondary institution, specializing in liberal arts, sciences, and professional degree programs. Located on the former site of the Shingwauk Indian Residential School, Algoma U has a special mission to provide and cultivate cross-cultural learning between Aboriginal populations and other communities. Algoma U also offers satellite programming in Brampton and Timmins, Ontario.
Algoma offers more than 30 programs - three and four year bachelor's degrees in disciplines such as biology, business, computer science, community development, English, geography, history, psychology, social work, sociology, political science, music and fine arts. The university also offers extension programming in Timmins and Brampton.
Algoma University is proud of their unique ways and it’s this drive that makes the University the right place for you, your future, your mark. At Algoma, you have the opportunity to leave your mark on campus and make a difference in your community.
Algoma offers a unique and historically rich setting for a cross-cultural community in which Anishinaabe (First Nation, Métis, and Inuit), Canadian, and international students and faculty learn with each other and from one another in a spirit of friendship and respect. We continue to uphold the Seven Grandfather teachings of wisdom, love, respect, bravery, honesty, humility, and truth.
Our Approach to Learning
We keep our classes small to provide you with more opportunities to participate, ask questions, and receive quality feedback from our caring professors. Our professors are always available for help and have an open door policy. And learning goes beyond the classroom.
Supportive & Accessible Faculty
Because of our small class sizes, our faculty know you by name and know your dreams, and they’ll help you every step of the way in reaching them. From one-on-one attention, customized learning, feedback, and an open door policy, our faculty are committed to you.
Be a student leader, join a club, compete on our varsity teams, or work alongside our faculty on cutting edge research.
English Language Requirements
One of the following minimum requirements must be met in order to be eligible for undergraduate admission:
IELTS Academic: 6.0 overall (including 6.0 in each band of reading, writing, listening and speaking)
CAEL (paper-based or computer edition): 60
Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic): 63
3 years of full-time studies in an approved secondary school (in or outside Canada) which follows the Ontario or another Canadian secondary school curriculum. The minimum grade requirement for Grade 12 English (academic bound) is 70%
3 years of full-time studies in a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or the USA
If the applicants do not meet any of the above requirements, they may be admitted to AU’s English for Academic Purposes Program (EAPP). Successful completion of EAPP Level 4 or Level 5 with a grade of 80% or higher will also satisfy the English language requirement, and students will earn 3 credits toward their academic studies.
International students considered for the following awards must have a temporary resident visa as a member of the student class under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act of Canada on the first day of classes.
All students who are required to pay the international differential fee including university transfers, second degree students, college diploma and college transfer students are eligible for the Entrance Scholarship.
Chancellor's Award: $5,000 RENEWABLE
The Chancellor’s Award is a scholarship valued at $5,000 annually for international students entering their first year of study at Algoma University. To qualify, candidates must be studying on a full-time basis (30 credits over two consecutive terms of study).
President's Award: $2,500 NON-RENEWABLE
The President’s Award is an entrance scholarship valued at $2,500 for international students entering their first year of study at Algoma University. To qualify, candidates must be studying on a full-time basis (24-30 credits over two consecutive terms of study).
Dean's Award: $1,000 NON-RENEWABLE
The Dean’s Award is an entrance scholarship valued at $1,000 for international students entering their first year of study at Algoma University. To qualify, candidates must be studying on a full-time basis (24-30 credits over two consecutive terms of study).
Award of Exellence: $500 NON-RENEWABLE
The Award of Excellence is an entrance scholarship valued at $500 for international students entering their first year of study at Algoma University. To qualify, candidates must be studying on a full-time basis (24-30 credits over two consecutive terms of study).
GCE (Cambridge/Pearson) A-Level Scholarship
General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (“A” Levels)
Top two “A” level subjects are required for award purposes (“AS” not acceptable).
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