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Submitted by dandrei on Mon, 09/19/2016 - 3:52pm

The University of Calgary’s international collaborative degree programs for international students will allow you to earn two degrees: one from your home university and one from the University of Calgary.

Gain international exposure and become competitive in the job market.

Study with educators who are experts in their fields and generate new knowledge alongside our researchers.

And the best part is that you can do all of this in one of the most vibrant, caring, and culturally diverse cities in the world.

Program overview

Study at one of Canada’s top universities, gain international exposure and become competitive in the job market.

The University of Calgary’s international collaborative degree programs for international students will allow you to earn two degrees: one from your home university and one from the University of Calgary. Complete the first two years (for the 2+2 Science and Arts program) or three years (for the 3+2 Engineering and Science programs) of your undergraduate degree program at your home university following an academic curriculum agreed upon by both institutions.

Degrees and concentrations

We’re accepting applications in the following degrees and concentrations in the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Arts and Schulich School of Engineering. Please note our degree offerings vary with each partner university; please check the programs available to you with your university’s international office before you apply.

 2+2 Science

  • BSc Actuarial Sciences
  • BSc Applied Mathematics
  • BSc Astrophysics
  • BSc Chemistry
  • BSc Computer Science
  • BSc Geology
  • BSc Geophysics
  • BSc Physics
  • BSc Pure Mathematics
  • BSc Statistics

 2+2 Arts

  • BA Economics
  • BA Geography
  • BA Psychology

 3+2 Engineering

  • Civil Engineering
  • Oil and Gas

 3+2 Science

  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

Science programs

The Faculty of Science offers two collaborative academic programs:

  • 2+2 Science: Complete two years of a four-year undergraduate program at your home university and two at the University of Calgary and you’ll earn one bachelor’s degree from each university.
  • 3+2 Science: Complete three years of a four-year undergraduate program at your home institution and two years at the University of Calgary and you’ll earn a bachelor’s degree from your home university and a master’s degree from the University of Calgary.

Engineering programs

The Schulich School of Engineering offers one collaborative academic program:

  • 3+2 Engineering: Complete three years of a four-year undergraduate program at your home university and two years at the University of Calgary and you’ll earn a bachelor’s degree from your home university and a course-based master’s degree from the University of Calgary
  • NOTE: To be admitted to the continuing graduate portion of 3+2 Master’s degrees, students must meet the minimum admission standards for both the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the program to which they wish to apply. Admission is on a competitive basis, students should ensure that their GPA is kept at a high level throughout their undergraduate studies.

Arts programs

The Faculty of Arts offers one collaborative academic program:

  • 2+2 Arts: Complete two years of a four-year undergraduate program at your home university and two at the University of Calgary and you’ll earn one bachelor’s degree from each university.

Your application

Program admission is granted upon receipt of your official supporting documentation and satisfying all admission requirements by the deadline. This includes official transcripts of final grades, English language proficiency results and other documents as applicable.


What should I do before I apply?

1. Ensure you meet the program requirements

a. Academic standing

A cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale or equivalent (80%) on all transfer subjects, calculated from the most recent 30 credit hours completed at your university, including equivalent pre-requisites as determined by the University of Calgary.

Courses completed at your home institution will be reviewed by the University of Calgary. You may be required to take additional prerequisites to be accepted into the program.

b. Proof of English Language Proficiency (ELP)

Prior to admission, you must meet the minimum English Language Proficiency requirements: a TOEFL score of at least 86 (ibT), IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent score on another English language test.

If you don’t meet the minimum language proficiency requirements, you may still apply but you’ll be required to complete additional language training courses through our International Foundations (IFP) program. Further details on the IFP program will be provided upon acceptance. Prepare your transcripts and proof of ELP documents.

2. Review your tuition and fees

You’re responsible for all costs including: tuition, travel between your home country and Canada, room and board, any necessary insurance and other mandatory University of Calgary student fees including school supplies, books, student services fee, athletics, Students’ Union/Graduate Student Association, campus recreation, student health and dental, etc.

If you’re required to complete courses in the English for Academic Purposes program, you’ll be responsible for all associated costs. Click here for tuition and fee details or use our online cost calculator.

View the International Student Handbook for more information.

How do I apply?

1.Complete two or three years of a four-year undergraduate program at your home university and meet program requirements.

2. Identify your program of choice. Program availability may vary depending on which university you are currently studying at. If you are not sure what is available, please consult with your home university of visit the Choose UCalgary site and signup for your free personal account for answers to your application and program questions.

3. Inform your home university you want to apply. They will nominate prospective candidates. Only nominated students may apply.

4. Once nominated, apply online by March 1, 2017 for your chosen science, arts or engineering program and pay the application fee. Your home university will provide you with a link to the online application.

5. Gather and submit the following documents by March 31, 2017:

    • College and university transcripts including your complete fall grades. If your transcripts are not in English, you must send us a certified English translation accompanied by the original language document. Transcripts may be submitted by email to international.admissions@ucalgary.ca. Students admitted to the program will have to arrange for final, official paper transcripts to be mailed to the University of Calgary prior to the start of the program.
    • English language proficiency score.

Note: Do not send cash for the application fee. You can pay with Visa, American Express, or MasterCard, as well as through online banking, certified cheque, money order or wire transfer made payable to the University of Calgary.

 

What happens after I apply?

We will advise your university of your admission status and next steps by May 15, 2017. Admission to all programs will be on a competitive basis. For each faculty/program, the final minimum average(s) required to secure an offer of admission will be determined once the qualifications of the applicant pool have been assessed.

If you’re accepted, you’ll be notified by email and/or mail with a formal offer of admission. You must accept or decline your offer of admission within 10 business days of receiving your offer.

Once you’ve accepted, you’ll receive your course registration appointment time. We suggest registering at your earliest eligibility after you’ve been admitted. Before you register, you may wish to speak with an advisor from your faculty to ensure you’re registering for appropriate courses.

Applying for a student visa

If you’re not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, you require a study permit. Information on Canadian study permits can be found at cic.gc.ca. You should familiarize yourself with the length of time it takes to apply for, process and obtain a student visa as it’s your responsibility to ensure you possess a study permit valid for university studies before attending any classes at the University of Calgary. Please contact your nearest Canadian Consulate, Embassy or High Commission, visit our International Student Services (ISS) office or contact us at international.advice@ucalgary.ca if you have questions about your student visa.

Questions?

For application support, please contact us at international.admissions@ucalgary.ca or call the Undergraduate Admissions Office at +1.403.220.3822.