The Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Calgary has reciprocal exchange agreements with other institutions. Graduate students from these institutions may engage in course or research work at the University of Calgary for credit at the home institution. Exchange students must submit the appropriate application/approval form (http://grad.ucalgary.ca/prospective/students-from-other-universities). Exchange students pay tuition fees at the home universities when this is written into the specific exchange agreement; they pay only the applicable general fees at the University of Calgary. If there is no reciprocal agreement, the exchange student pays both applicable general and tuition fees at the University of Calgary. It should be noted that exchange student status does not guarantee later admission to a graduate program at the University of Calgary.
The Western Deans' Agreement covers graduate students from member universities in British Columbia (British Columbia Institute of Technology, Royal Roads University, Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, University of Northern British Columbia, Thompson Rivers University and University of Victoria), Alberta (Athabasca University, Concordia University College of Alberta, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge), Saskatchewan (University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan), and Manitoba (Brandon University, University of Manitoba).
The Canadian Graduate Student Mobility Agreement, initiated by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS), encourages graduate student mobility within Canada in order to foster the exchange of ideas, specialized training, research collaboration, and interdisciplinarity. Graduate students, who must be registered full-time and paying fees at a participating home university, may register as "visiting graduate research students" at another participating university. No tuition fees will be charged to visiting graduate research students, provided they are not taking courses at the host institution. Incidental fees may be charged.