Mount Royal University

    Mount Royal University
    Established on: 1910

    Students at Mount Royal University (MRU) learn new skills, make new friends, and explore the world via arts, sciences, health, business, and communication programs. Based in Calgary, Alberta, the institution provides several possibilities for students to develop into work-ready graduates.

    For nearly a century, the institution has delivered a high-quality post-secondary education. Experienced and dedicated professors offer future-focused programs that address the demands of developing industries. Small class numbers guarantee that teachers give students personalized attention, promoting personalized learning.

    Students can choose from a various range of unique and fascinating programs. Hands-on learning in simulation, computer and science laboratories, or practical experiences in placements and industry are all standard.

    The institution fosters a welcoming and open community, and the Foreign Student Support Centre provides devoted assistance to international students. On campus, the institution develops a sense of community, and students always feel like they belong. All students can access significant academic help, career counseling, recreational amenities, and other perks.

    Calgary is an unequaled place for students, and The Economist named it the fifth most liveable city in the world in 2020. There are several things around for everyone to enjoy, ranging from festivals to one of North America's largest bike route networks.

    According to the Canadian University Survey Consortium, 93 percent of first-year students were pleased with their choice to attend Mount Royal. Students also rated the university as one of the best in Canada regarding teaching quality and overall experience.

    Personal attention to each student is one of the university's outstanding advantages. It draws exceptional students from all over the world, welcoming them to an intellectually engaging atmosphere where they may prepare for their dream jobs.

    Academic Divisions

    • Faculty of Arts
    • Bissett School of Business
    • School of Communication Studies
    • Faculty of Health, Community and Education
    • Faculty of Science and Technology


    • Institute for Community Prosperity
    • Institute for Environmental Sustainability
    • Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    • International Education


    To create a welcoming, caring, and powerfully inclusive environment, particularly in student and employee access and achievement.

    Why choose Mount Royal University?

    • Calgary is the largest city in Alberta. Calgary is home to around 1.2 million people.
    • There are over 200 different ethnic groups in Calgary.
    • Students have access to terrific labs and simulation facilities and opportunities to participate in research, which provides a solid basis for higher education and prepares them for future graduate study.
    • Every year, there are over 30 major festivals, the Calgary Stampede, and four professional sports teams to cheer for.
    • Cycle or stroll more than 905 km of paths and 95 km of trails. North America's largest bikeway network.

    University Ranking

    Mount Royal University is one of the best public universities in Canada. It is ranked 1688 in the QS World University Rankings.

    University highlights

    University Type


    Established Year


    No of Students


    Number of Courses


    Tuition Fees for International Students



    September, January, and May.

    Main intakes

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


    Mount Royal Entrance Awards for Academic Excellence

    • This scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and leadership experience.
    • Students are awarded CAD 7,500.

    Application Process/ documents needed for admission

    Educational 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 and 12th-grade
    • Individual Mark sheets of Bachelor's Degree and 12th-grade
    • Character Certificate of Bachelor Degree and 12th-grade
    • Provisional Certificate of Bachelor Degree and 12th-grade
    • Migration Certificate of Bachelor Degree and 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)


    A Minimum score of 6.5 with no lower than 5.5 for each band.

    A minimum score of 86 with no lower than 20 for each section.

    A Minimum score of 58 with no lower than 55 for each area.

    Notable Alumni

    Doris Anderson (1939) - a powerful force for change and women’s rights as editor of Chatelaine magazine from 1957 to 1977.

    Paul Brandt (Nursing, 1992) - The most decorated male country artist in Canadian history. In 1996, he was a pediatric nurse when his debut hit. My Heart Has a History launched him to international musical fame.

    Leslie Feist (Mount Royal Conservatory) - Juno award-winning indie pop artist.

    John de Chastelain - The Canadian soldier and diplomat heads the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning

    Marie Clements (Journalism) - Métis playwright, performer, and director


    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 the Mount Royal University offer financial aid to International Students?

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

    Q. What are the different intakes at Mount Royal 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. Mount Royal University offers accommodation options if you want to live and study on campus. The cost of accommodation is $8,500 per week.

    Q. Do I have to fulfill language requirements?

    Yes, the applicants must meet the language standards outlined above in the section on language requirements.


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