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MacEwan University

Address: 10700 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2, Canada

Description MacEwan University

  • Established: 1971
  • Type: State Higher Educational Institution
  • Location: Edmonton, Canada
  • Language of instruction: English.

MacEwan University was founded in 1971 at the College. Grant McEwan is the highest public educational institution in Canada. The university offers more than 50 academic programs in the field of healthcare, social services, visual and theatrical art, business, criminal justice and communication. The educational institution is among the top 60 best universities in the country and is a member of the following associations:

  • Alberta Association of Colleges & Technical Institutes (AACTI)
  • Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference (ACAA)
  • Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC)
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
  • Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA)
  • Canadian University Press (CUP).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in MacEwan University

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  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 4 years.

Undergraduate programs at the university are implemented in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Business administration
  • Jazz and modern pop music
  • Design
  • Art
  • Commerce
  • Communications
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Social work
  • Technical sciences in the field of technology transfer
  • Human capital management
  • Care for children
  • Physical education.


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2 years.

University diploma programs are implemented in the following areas:

  • Asia-Pacific Management
  • Librarianship and Information Technology
  • Accounting and Strategic Management
  • Design
  • Acupuncture
  • art
  • Art and Cultural Management
  • Massage
  • Music
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Early Learning and Child Care
  • Public relations
  • Social work
  • Theater art
  • Tourism
  • Business management
  • Human capital management
  • Jurisprudence and others.


  • Dates: year-round.

The following professional programs are implemented at the university:

  • Basic medical practice
  • Disability Studies: Leadership and Society
  • Cardiological care
  • Office assistant
  • Workplace Disability Management
  • Emergency communication and response, etc.

Accommodation, housing and food

The university provides a hostel to its students on campus.


  • The university offers distance learning and scholarship programs to its students.
  • Most of the graduates are employed by profession.

Equipment MacEwan University

The main building of the educational institution is located on the North Saskatchewan River in the Canadian province of Alberta in the city of Edmonton and includes its own library.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The university has a two-semester academic year.

Additional expenses:

  • Entrance fee = 110 $ CAD
  • Deposit = 200 $ CAD-10 000 $ CAD
  • Cost of living in Edmonton = $ 980 CAD-1597 $ CAD / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the university you must:

  • Education document
  • TOEFL iBt 76 / IELTS 6.0.

Some programs have specific requirements:

  • Summary
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Letters of Intent
  • security check
  • Portfolio
  • Listening
  • Volunteer work
  • Experience.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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