In order to be eligible to come to UAlberta as an exchange student:
- Your home institution must have a formal exchange agreement with UAlberta.
- Please note that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between your home institution and UAlberta is not sufficient. A formal student exchange agreement must be in place.
- You must first apply for exchange and receive a nomination through your home institution.
- You must be registered as a full-time student at your home institution at the time of your application for exchange and while you are on exchange at UAlberta.
- You cannot apply for a graduate-level exchange while you are still an undergraduate student.
- With one exception (Faculty of Engineering), you must present a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4 point scale) to be considered for an exchange at UAlberta.
- To be considered for an exchange with the Faculty of Engineering, you must present a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4 point scale) and have completed four semesters in an Engineering program prior to the start of your exchange.
- All students must check to make sure that they satisfy the UAlberta English Proficiency Requirement.
2019-2020 Academic year : 4
- Please submit only the documents requested with your exchange application and nothing more.
- Once you submit exchange application documentation, it becomes the property of UAlberta and the original documents will not be returned to you.
The nomination from your home institution must include:
- Your full name as it appears on your passport,
- Your level of studies (undergraduate or graduate)
- Your field of studies
- The requested duration of your exchange (Fall Term, Winter Term, or Academic Year)
- An email address at which you can be contacted
If your nomination is accepted and you have a documented disability affecting mobility, vision, hearing, learning and/or physical or mental health, then you will need to register with our Accessibility Resources Office as soon possible.
- As part of your registration, be sure to identify yourself as an international student who is currently applying for an exchange experience at UAlberta.
- Personnel from Accessibility Resources will arrange an online Skype conversation with you to assess the functional impact of your disability. As part of the conversation, you may be asked to provide a description (in English) of the disability from any disability services office at your institution or a medical professional who may currently be assisting you.
We encourage exchange students to utilize the accommodations for success that the UAlberta recommends and can offer once your assessment is complete
Application and Documents
- Your home institution must courier hard copies of all of your application documents to UAlberta. Test results sent directly from the external testing organization will not be accepted.
- Please send all required documents together at one time only – please wait until you have all required documents prepared before sending your application.
- Whenever you are asked to provide your name on any exchange application documents, please be sure to provide your full name as it appears in your passport.
- Official records must contain an official seal or signature and be in English.
- Graduate students must submit official records of all post-secondary work, both previous and current.
Proof of English Proficiency Documents
- If you are submitting official English Proficiency test results, such as IELTS or TOEFL, please note that the results must be sent to your home institution prior to being sent to UAlberta.
- Your test results must then be stamped with the official university seal of your home institution and then couriered to UAlberta along with the rest of your application documents.
- Test results used to demonstrate English language proficiency must not be more than two years old at the time of application.
Home Institution Deadlines
First, you will need to meet the application and nomination deadlines at your home institution. You should contact your home Study Abroad Office for this information.
UAlberta Application Deadlines
After you have received a nomination from your home institution, it is recommended that you provide it to UAlberta at least 1-1.5 months prior to the following application deadlines:
March 1: Fall term or Full Year Exchanges
September 1: Winter Exchanges
It may be possible to submit an exchange application beyond the deadlines, however, we encourage you to submit your application early in order to be eligible for guaranteed on-campus housing and have sufficient time to satisfy any Government of Canada immigration requirements.
When you apply
You will need to include a list of courses that you wish to take when you complete your exchange application.
After you are admitted
After you have been officially admitted to UAlberta as an exchange student, it is your responsibility to register in courses and build your course schedule using Bear Tracks.
After you apply to UAlberta and receive your 7-digit student ID, CCID, and password, you can apply online for a space in a UAlberta campus residence.
UAlberta exchange students who submit their housing application by April 30 are guaranteed a space in a UAlberta campus residence for September entry. Some conditions apply.
Tuition and Cost of Living
As an exchange student, you will not pay tuition to UAlberta – you will still pay your tuition to your home institution.
Fees that must be paid to UAlberta:
- Instructional Support Fees(certain courses only) – for example, if your course requires art supplies or tools for field school
- University of Alberta Health Insurance Plan (UAHIP)
UAHIP is required for exchange students. Coverage by any insurance plan (other than the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan) will not allow you to be exempted from UAHIP.
- U-Pass for public transit
All UAlberta students must contribute a fee to the group transit plan, which then provides unlimited access to public transit through your UAlberta OneCard (student ID).
How to pay fees
Please note: Your UAlberta transcript will not be released until you’ve paid all of your UAlberta fees. Late payments will accrue interest charges.
Cost of Living
Edmonton offers a moderate cost of living when compared with other major cities in Canada.
Exchange Programs Coordinator
University of Alberta International
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Established in 1827, the University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in depth and breadth on any other Canadian campus.
Website of University: http://www.utoronto.ca/
Website for inbound exchange students: http://www.cie.utoronto.ca/Exchange-Programs/Students-From-Abroad/Inbound-Exchange-Options.htm
Online Academic Calendar Website: http://www.undergrad.engineering.utoronto.ca/Page420.aspx
Full time load: 3 credits minimum and 5 maximum
1 credit usually equals one course spanning either both the Fall and Winter ter or 1 course spanning the whole Summer term.
1 course that lasts one term (eg. Only the Winter term) = 0.5 credits
Minimum course enrolment for exchange students: Please confirm with April
Maximum course enrolment for exchange students: 2.5 credits per term
Dentistry, Medicine, Rehabilitation Science/Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Pharmacy, Management (MBA), Master of Financial Economics (MFE), Master of Law (LLM) and Bachelor of Education (BEd). The Academic Bridging Program, the Concurrent Teacher Education Program (CTEP), as well as the Co-op (work placement) program at UTSC are also not available to exchange students. Other programs — e.g., undergraduate Commerce/Management and Biochemistry — have traditionally had only a limited capacity for hosting exchange students.
View detail: http://www.cie.utoronto.ca/Exchange-Programs/Students-From-Abroad/Inbound-Exchange-Options.htm
1. NUMBER OF PLACEMENTS
1 Academic year: 2
Fall semester: Feb 1 (Graduate students); Apr 1 (All others)
Winter: Feb-01 (Graduate students); Apr 1 (All others)
Summer: April 1st
No minimum academic requirements. Student Must be nominated by home institution.
Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George, Mississauga, Scarborough campuses),
Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education,
Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, and Faculty of Music:
• TOEFL (iBT): minimum 89 overall, with minimum 22 on the writing section
• IELTS Academic: minimum overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture:
• TOEFL (iBT): minimum 100 overall, with minimum 22 on the writing section
• IELTS Academic: minimum overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0
Graduate-level studies (Applying to School of Graduate Studies):
• TOEFL (iBT): minimum 93 overall, with minimum 22 on the writing and speaking sections
• IELTS Academic: minimum overall band of 7.0, with no band below 6.5
4. APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Partner university must nominate candidates through the partner portalhttps://internationalprograms.studentlife.utoronto.ca/PartnerPortal/Login
then the student must complete the online exchange application in the student portalhttps://internationalprograms.studentlife.utoronto.ca/StudentPortal/Login
UHIP is mandatory and costs $57/month
Please refer to the website to see the options we have both on and off campus.http://cie.utoronto.ca/Coming/Prepare-for-Arrival/Housing.htm
3. ESTIMATED LIVING EXPENSES
4. VISA REQUIREMENTS
Depending on your country you might need an entry visa or a study permit. For detailed information please check out http://cie.utoronto.ca/Coming/Prepare-for-Arrival/Entry-Visa.htm Also referhttp://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp and http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/study-who.asp
Exchange Officer for Inbound Students
SFU is Canada’s most community-engaged research university, with three thriving urban campuses. Born in 1965, SFU has become Canada’s leading comprehensive university with vibrant campuses in British Columbia’s largest municipalities — Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey — and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world.
Website of university: http://www.sfu.ca/
Website for inbound exchange students: http://www.sfu.ca/students/exchange.html
Online academic calendar website: http://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/2015/spring/academic-dates/2015.html
Courses that have a “W” in their number (eg CMNS 253W) are considered “writing intensive” courses. Exchange and study abroad students may have access to “W” courses, but need to demonstrate proof of prior academic English work (above and beyond the basic English language requirements for admission to SFU). For more information please contact email@example.com.
Due to demand and space restrictions, some courses and academic programs have limited or restricted access for exchange/study abroad students. For more information, please viewhttp://www.sfu.ca/students/exchange/academic-information/restricted-subjects-and-courses.html
In order to attend SFU as an exchange or study abroad student, your home university must have a current Formal Exchange/Study Abroad Agreement with Simon Fraser University.
All applicants must demonstrate competence in the English language in one of the following two ways:
1) completion of the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum overall band score of 6.5 with no part less than 6.0.)
2) completion of TOEFL IBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test) with an overall score of 88 or better with a minimum score of 20 in each of the four components (listening, speaking, writing, reading).
2. APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Number of semester placements: up to 5 semester spaces inbound (2015-2016 Spring Semester) proposed 4 outbound spaces and 5 inbound spaces (2016-2017 Academic Year)
Nomination and Application Deadlines
FALL TERM (OR FULL-YEAR) ADMISSION:
Nomination deadline: March 15 (partner institutions must nominate students by this date)
Early application deadline (with priority housing): March 31 (students must submit both their complete exchange/study abroad application and their complete housing application to be placed on the priority housing list)
Regular application deadline (without priority housing): April 30
SPRING TERM ADMISSION:
Nomination deadline: September 15 (partner institutions must nominate students by this date)
Application deadline: September 30
SUMMER TERM ADMISSION:
Nomination deadline: January 15 (partner institutions must nominate students by this date)
Application deadline: January 30
In order to attend SFU as an exchange/study abroad student, you must be studying at one of SFU’s formal exchange/study abroad partner institutions, and they must nominate you for an exchange/study abroad at SFU. Contact your university’s International or Exchange Office to find out more about the application procedure, application deadlines, and selection process.
Once your home university’s international office has submitted a nomination for you, you will receive an email from SFU with a link to our online application.
As part of the online application, you will be asked to submit a minimum of 8 course access requests besides uploading required application documents.
View detail: http://www.sfu.ca/students/exchange/prospective/application.html
3. APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
1) Most recent official transcript (in English; your home university’s international office may need to do this on your behalf)
2) Colour passport-style photo (head shot from the shoulders up; white- or light-coloured background with full face view; no hats, sunglasses, etc.)
3) Statement of interest (250-500 word statement about your interest in SFU, your study plan and any relevant academic and international experience)
4) Copy of your TOEFL iBT or Academic IELTS score if your primary language is not English. Applicants must demonstrate English language competence and literacy. Please refer to the list of SFU English Language and Literacy Requirements.
If you wish to be registered as a Graduate student at SFU you must submit additional supporting document including:
1) Two academic references (a letter of support from your program supervisor is preferred, and one letter of support from a recent instructor),
2) Curriculum vitae
3) Research proposal (only for those students planning to pursue research while at SFU)
As an exchange or study abroad student, you must have primary medical insurance for the entire duration of your studies at SFU. The number of terms you are studying at SFU (1 term or 2 – 3 terms) will determine what kind of insurance you need to apply for.
View detail: http://www.sfu.ca/medical-insurance/exchange-studyabroad.html
SFU’s on-campus residences are located at the Burnaby Campus. They are 5-15 minutes walking distance to most buildings on the Burnaby Campus and under an hour by public transit to the Surrey and Vancouver campuses. For more information on SFU’s on-campus housing, please seehttp://www.sfu.ca/students/residences.html
SFU is not able to guarantee on-campus housing for exchange/study abroad students. Places in residence are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis, so we encourage you to apply early as explained below.
3. ESTIMATED LIVING EXPENSES
4. VISA REQUIREMENTS
1) Check the application processing times
2) Determine where and how you will submit your application
3) Read the Application Guide and collect the necessary Forms and Documents required
The CIC website (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/student.asp)provides the resources you will need to apply for your documents. Please note that to apply for a study permit, you will typically require the following items: (A) APPLICATION FOR A STUDY PERMIT.
(B) VALID PASSPORT.
(C) OFFICIAL SFU EXCHANGE / STUDY ABROAD ADMISSION LETTER
(D) PROOF OF FUNDS.
For more information regarding proof of financial support, please visit the CIC website.
(4) Consult the website of the Canadian visa office serving the country or region where you live to determine if you are required to provide additional requirements, forms or documents.
The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world.
Website of University: https://www.ubc.ca/
Website for inbound exchange students: http://students.ubc.ca/about/go-global/coming-ubc-exchange
Academic calendar: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/
1 Credit =One hour of instruction or two to three hours of lab work per week
1 Course = Mostly single-term courses are equivalent to 3 credits
Minimum course enrolment for exchange students: Regular course load is 15 credits per semester; full-time definition for immigration status purpose is 9 credits per semester.
Maximum course enrolment for exchange students: 18 credits per semester; students who want to exceed the regular course load of 15 credits per semester will need our advisor’s approval.
Course Finder Website: https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea
Restricted Programs and other academic requirements: http://students.ubc.ca/about/go-global/coming-ubc-exchange/register-courses-ubc-exchange
1. NUMBER OF PLACEMENTS
SJTU to UBC 6 Semester Spaces (or 3 full year)
UBC to SJTU 4 Semester Spaces (or 2 full year)
Fall semester: nomination deadline: March 15
Application deadline: April 1
IELTS: 6.5 with no part less than 6.0
Overall score: 90
*(4.0 on Test of Written English)
4. APPLICATION RPOCEDURES
online nomination–Online application
5. APPLICATION DUCUMENTS
1）Architecture -Statement explaining your interest in the discipline of architecture and UBC’s School of Architecture
-Curriculum Vitae (resumé)
-Two letters of reference
-Portfolio (a representative sample of undergraduate or graduate level architecture course work)
-TOEFL score of 100 (Internet-based)
2）Landscape Architecture： A portfolio of your design work is required for admission
3）Education： If you want to participate in a teaching practicum, a criminal record check (from your local police authority) is mandatory. This requirement is the result of British Columbia legislation that requires a review of all candidates who will be working with children.
4）Music： A DVD or VHS audition tape. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org you have questions about the audition tape.
5）Visual Arts : A portfolio (CD or slides) of your work in the areas you would like to take courses (e.g., sculpture, painting).
All inbound exchange students are automatically enrolled in iMED Insurance; single-term exchange students will have the insurance for the entire exchange semester, and full-year students will have the insurance for the first three months. After the first three months, full-year exchange students will be covered by BC MSP, for which they need to apply as soon as they arrive in Vancouver
Limited availability for Term 1 single-term exchange students
Go Global provides an information package to help students find off-campus houing
3. ESTIMATED COST
4. VISA REQUIREMENTS
Ms. Wendy Kang