MacEwan University

    MacEwan University
    Established on: 1971

    MacEwan University is a publicly designated undergraduate university in downtown Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Founded in 1971, MacEwan University provides student-focused instruction in a warm and supportive atmosphere. 

    The institution offers over 65 programs and promotes transformational education in a collaborative and supportive learning environment. At the same time, providing a base for  Creativity to thrive when students, professors, and the community are involved in research and invention.

    Dr. J. W. Grant MacEwan, an author, educator, and former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, was honored with the establishment's name. The Alberta government founded the institution.

    MacEwan was formerly a two-year college; however, in 2009, it was accredited and became Alberta's sixth university. The institution has ten bachelor's degrees, one applied degree, and 43 diploma and certificate programs.

    Liberal arts and sciences, health and community studies, arts and communications,  engineering, physical education, nursing, and business programs are available through MacEwan's four colleges and two schools.

    Furthermore, MacEwan University is Alberta's largest transfer-in post-secondary institution. The institution was granted permission to offer university transfer credit in 1988. MacEwan became a recognized degree-granting university in 2004, awarding its first baccalaureate degrees.

    On September 24, 2009, the school was renamed Grant MacEwan University and became Alberta's sixth university. In September 2013, the institution changed its name to "MacEwan University."


    MacEwan provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative, and supportive learning environment. An engaged university at the centre of the city where creativity and innovation grow and a unique student experience opens up various pathways for achievement and growth.


    Emphasis on exceptional undergraduate teaching while reflecting a commitment to reducing barriers, creating flexible opportunities for students, and creating keen, practical, and job-ready grads. It demonstrates a will to grow in sustainable ways and to share expertise with the community.


    Whole leadership. The ability to lead, influence, and deliver results

    Integrity. Commitment to having an excellent reputation among all of our stakeholders.

    Within the club, we help each other improve and become better students, professionals, and people.

    Diversity. Working with people from various backgrounds and with varied thinking processes guarantees that creativity and uniqueness always present

    Excellence. We engage in and never give up in the face of perpetual change by doing our best in all tasks.

    Fields MacEwan Excels at

    • Military science
    • Broadcast Journalism
    • Journalism and Digital Media
    • Social Work
    • Criminology and Criminal Justice
    • Media Studies
    • Communications and Public Relations
    • Archaeology
    • Genealogy
    • Law Enforcement
    • Gender Studies
    • Classics and Ancient History
    • Sociology
    • Political Science
    • Aesthetics
    • Education Majors
    • History
    • Demography

    University Ranking

    MacEwan University is one of Canada's finest public institutions. In the QS World University Rankings for 2022, it is placed 2082.

    University highlights

    University Type


    Established Year


    No of Students


    Number of Courses


    Tuition Fees for International Students Yearly



    September, January, and May.

    Main intakes

    The main intakes are in September, January, and May.


    President’s Scholarship

    • A student with a score of 95-100% or an AGPA higher than 3.99 will qualify for $12,000 – $14,000

    Provost’s Scholarship

    • Should you have a score between 90-94.99% or an AGPA of 3.90 – 3.99 you will be eligible for $10,000 – $12,000

    Dean’s Scholarship 1

    • Should you have a score of 85-89.99% or an AGPA of 3.70 – 3.89 you will qualify for $8,000 – $10,000

    Dean’s Scholarship 2

    • Should you have a score of 80-84.99% or an AGPA of 3.50-3.69 you will qualify for $6,000 – $8,000

    Application Process/ documents needed for admission

    Academic Documents (For Bachelor)

    • SLC Mark sheet
    • School Leaving Certificate
    • SLC Character Certificate
    • Transcript of 12th-grade
    • Individual Mark sheet of 12th-grade
    • Character Certificate of 12th-grade
    • Provisional Certificate of 12th-grade
    • Migration Certificate of 12th-grade

    Academic Documents (For Masters)

    • Transcript of Bachelor's Degree of 12th-grade
    • Individual Mark sheets of Bachelor's Degree of 12th-grade
    • Character Certificate of Bachelor Degree of 12th-grade
    • Provisional Certificate of Bachelor Degree in 12th-grade
    • Migration Certificate of Bachelor Degree of 12th-grade
    • IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores
    • Passport
    • Experience letter
    • Statement of Purpose
    • 2-3 LORs 
    • GRE/GMAT Scores
    • Application Fees
    • Proof of Scholarships - If any
    • Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
    • College Recommendation (if a current student)

    Language Requirement


    TOEFL (internet)


    6.5 bands (minimum score of 5.5 in each component)

    86 or above (minimum score of 21 in each component)

    59 (minimum of 56 in each component)


    Q. Can I work as a student in Canada?

    Yes, International students in Canada can work part-time (up to 20 hours per week) during school terms.

    Q. Does MacEwan University offer financial aid to International Students?

    Yes, MacEwan University offers scholarships to international students. You can find details about scholarships in our scholarship section.

    Q. Where is MacEwan University located?

    MacEwan University is located at 10700 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta.

    Q. What are the different intakes at MacEwan University?

    Generally, September, January, and May are the time when intakes occur.

    Q. Does the university offer any accommodation?

    Yes, the university does provide accommodation. MacEwan University offers accommodation options if you want to live and study on campus. The cost ranges from 8636 per year for 2 bedrooms suite.10700 104 Avenue NW Edmonton, Alberta



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