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CAD 20500

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*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 100

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24 months


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Program Overview

If you’re looking for flexibility, soft skills that employers seek, or the opportunity to explore your interests while being rewarded for incremental steps toward a degree, studying Liberal Arts at the U of R can do all of this and more.

The Liberal Arts Certificate is stand-alone U of R credentials you can complete with 10 or 20 courses respectively. Finish the certificate, add it to your resumé and showcase your broad base of knowledge along with with your ability to think creatively, problem solve and write with clarity and conviction. With the certificate courses, you are already halfway to the Liberal Arts Diploma. With your certificate, you can then apply the courses to the requirements of many degree programs. It’s the little steps that make your biggest goals seem more achievable.

Liberal arts, or the study of broad subject areas like language, history, writing, social science, art, math and more, can build foundational career-relevant skills and general knowledge, preparing you for a range of professions or further study.

Through this program, you acquire a wide knowledge base and gain the confidence and flexibility to continually learn new skills and apply them in an ever-changing workplace. Studying liberal arts can be an effective way to develop and showcase your transferable skills. For example, learn how to research, write, collaborate, be creative, think critically and communicate effectively.

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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 56 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Jan 2025, Sep 2024


Jan 2024, May 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 83 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 59 - With no score less than - 59
    • Minimum Overall Score - 120.0  Minimum Literacy - 105.0  Minimum Comprehension - 105.0  Minimum Conversation - 105.0  Minimum Production - 90.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • English Language Arts A301
    • English Language Arts B301
    • Two courses from Category A (Maths & Sciences) or Category B (Languages & Social Sciences)
    • One course from Category A (Maths & Sciences), Category B (Languages & Social Sciences), or Category C (Other Approved Courses)
  • Note: courses listed above must be at the grade 12 level (or equivalent).

6.5 IELTS Score
83 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
59 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
120 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
65% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Average Tuition Fee Per Year


Tuition Fee

CAD 100

Application Fee

11000 Per year

Average Cost of Living

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  • All international students applying to an undergraduate degree program will be automatically considered for this award.
  • Students must have an admission average of at least 85%.
  • Students receive their choice of either $3,000 in tuition or housing credit.


  • 50 international students with the highest high school averages each term will be awarded free on-campus housing and a meal plan. This award is valued at $80,000 for 4 years; 4.5 years for engineering students.
  • All international students applying to an undergraduate degree program directly from high school will be automatically considered for this award.
  • This award is renewable each year as long as students continue to complete 30 credit hours per calendar year and maintain a minimum UGPA of 80%.

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