Once you’re ready to join our community of shapers, makers and originals – submit your application!

Before you begin 

Before you begin your application, make sure:

  • You know the start date and term you wish to apply for.
  • You meet the admission requirements of the program.
  • You have a valid Visa or MasterCard to pay the non-refundable online application fee of $120 for domestic students or $150 for international students. 

When to apply

Programs tend to fill up quickly, so we recommend you apply well in advance.

The table below refers to the general application deadline for most programs — please be aware of the following before you apply.

Some programs only begin in select terms. You'll find available intakes for a program on the program page.

❗️Domestic applications can be accepted after the application deadline. Check your preferred program to see if the deadline has been extended.

When applications open for each intake, the application deadline and the first day of classes.
Intake term Term begins Applications open Domestic applications close International applications close
Summer 2024 July 2, 2024 Oct. 4, 2023 April 30, 2024 Now closed
Fall 2024 Sept. 3, 2024 Oct. 4, 2023 June 28, 2024 May 29, 2024
Winter 2025 Jan. 6, 2025 March 27, 2024 Oct. 25, 2024 Sept. 30, 2024
Spring 2025 May 5, 2025 June 12, 2024 April 30, 2025 March 28, 2025

Applying for more than one program

As a domestic applicant, you will need to submit and pay for a separate application if you wish to be considered for more than one program. We will review each application you submit – make sure to provide official transcripts and/or sufficient evidence to show the appropriate admission requirements for all your chosen programs.

As an international applicant, you may select up to two programs per application when applying.  You will have to choose your second program before you submit and pay for your application. Learn more about adding a second-choice program to your international application.

Domestic applicants

If you’re a Canadian citizen (including a dual citizen of Canada), a permanent resident of Canada, or a refugee in Canada, apply on Apply Alberta.

Application fee: $120

Apply on ApplyAlberta now

International applicants

If you’re an international student, temporary resident (with a study permit, work permit, or visitor visa), or living in Canada but do not have permanent resident or refugee status, apply on SAIT’s Virtual Admissions System.

Application fee: $150

Apply through Virtual Admissions System

Apprenticeship registration

Once you have begun working as an apprentice, you will need to complete your technical training.

Register for apprenticeship programs

Help centre

If you need help, see our ApplyAlberta how-to-apply guide or Virtual Admissions System how-to-apply guide .

You can also get support 24/7 through our FreshDesk knowledge base.

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Contact us

Domestic admissions

Office of the Registrar


International admissions

International Centre


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SAIT is located on the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of Treaty 7 which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Îyârhe Nakoda of Bearspaw, Chiniki and Goodstoney.

We are situated in an area the Blackfoot tribes traditionally called Moh’kinsstis, where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. We now call it the city of Calgary, which is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.