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. Note that students with practicum requirements may not be eligible to apply for an exchange.
An exchange student must submit the appropriate application form, available at ucalgary.ca/future-students/graduate/apply, by one of the deadlines posted on the website.
An exchange student pays tuition fees at the home institution when this is written into the specific exchange agreement, and applicable general fees at the University of Calgary.
If there is no reciprocal fee agreement, the exchange student pays applicable tuition and general fees at the University of Calgary.
Exchange student status does not guarantee admission to graduate programs at the University of Calgary. An exchange student who wishes to apply to a graduate program at the University of Calgary must do so in the usual manner.
Western Deans’ Agreement
A graduate student registered in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at one university may apply for student status at a university covered under the Western Deans’ Agreement by completing the appropriate application which requires approval of the Graduate Program Director, and the Faculty of Graduate Studies at both the student’s home and host universities. See the Faculty of Graduate Studies website for a list of universities covered by The Western Deans’ Agreement.
Deadlines in effect at both the home and host institutions must be observed. For University of Calgary deadlines, see ucalgary.ca/future-students/graduate/apply - Exchange/Visiting Students.
The student pays tuition and general fees at the home university and applicable general fees at the host institution.
The student is responsible for arranging for an official transcript to be sent from the host institution to the home institution when the course(s) has been completed.
Each home institution has regulations regarding the maximum number of transfer credits permitted. Further information is available at grad.ucalgary.ca/current/managing-my-program/studying-at-another-university/western-deans.
Canadian Graduate Student Research Mobility Agreement
The Canadian Graduate Student Mobility Agreement, initiated by the Canadian Association of Graduate Schools (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 under this agreement provided they are not taking courses at the host institution. Incidental fees may be charged. A faculty member at the host institution must agree to supervise and take responsibility for the visiting graduate research student during their stay. It is recognized that it is the responsibility of the visiting student to find a supervisor at the host institution.
For further information, see the Faculty of Graduate Studies website at grad.ucalgary.ca/current/managing-my-program/studying-at-another-university/cags.