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How do I apply?

This section will guide you from your first visit to our website as a prospective future exchange student, to being nominated by your home university and filling out the UCalgary Exchange Application.

Review Academic Restrictions

Your academic studies will be the foundation for your exchange! However, we cannot guarantee access to all courses, even if they are required by your home university. Flexibility is key. Please review the restrictions and make sure that UCalgary is a suitable exchange destination for you. 

Review Restrictions

Nomination by your Home University

After your home university approves you for exchange, your exchange coordinator nominates you to UCalgary with our Exchange Nomination Form.

Note: If you wish to take graduate courses, this must be in your nomination. Keep in mind that being a graduate student at your home university does not guarantee you will be considered a graduate student here.

UCalgary Exchange Application

Once UCalgary receives your nomination, you will be emailed an "Invitation to Apply" with a link to your personal exchange application. Because this email is sent through the application system directly, we will also send you a follow-up email - that way you know to check both your inbox and junk folder for the application invitation!

Exchange Application Courselist

The courselist in your application is used only to evaluate academic suitability (i.e. whether or not UCalgary offers enough of the right type of courses to meet your needs). You are not automatically registered or guaranteed a seat in these courses. All exchange students must register themselves in courses after being accepted.

Upload your University Transcript

After submitting your application online, you will receive an email that contains your University of Calgary Identification Number (UCID) and asks you to upload a scanned copy of your home university transcript to your MyUofC Student Centre. Your application will not be reviewed until this step is complete.

Log in to MyUofC

Submit English Proficiency Document

If English is not your first language, depending on arrangements with your home university, you may be required to submit proof of English language proficiency. Please consult with your exchange coordinator for details. Proof of English language proficiency can be submitted by email to

English Proficiency Requirements

Apply for On-Campus Housing

If you wish to live on campus, we encourage you to apply for on-campus housing as soon as possible to have the best chance of getting your preferred building. You may apply for housing as soon as your exchange application is submitted and you receive your UCID; you do not need to have your exchange application accepted by the University of Calgary first.

Residence Application

Register for Courses

Once your exchange application is accepted, you will get access to the course registration system. You will need to make Course Requests to our academic departments and wait for approval before registering. Start working on this right away!

Note: Course registration opens annually. Accepted students can register in Fall & Winter courses at the same time.

Course Registration Info

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UCalgary Exchange Semesters

We accept exchange students for Fall and/or Winter semester. 

Fall 2024 semester: August 26, 2024 - December 24, 2024

Winter 2025 semester: January 6, 2025 - April 30, 2025

More detailed information on semester dates
can be found in the Academic Schedule.

View the Academic Schedule

Files for Partners

Click here to download our most recent fact sheet and our 2024/2025 nomination form


Late nominations/applications will not be considered. Permission to submit a late nomination/application must be sought before the respective deadline.

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