Skip to main content

University of Calgary

With an excellent campus that campus occupies 213 hectares, the University of Calgary is a leading Canadian research university.
Find out more at Calgary's exchange webpages
Calgary Aerials

Number of places available: 1 full year place


Term dates:

  • September to December and January to April

Application Deadline (once allocated a Global Opportunities place):

Full year / fall priority deadlines:

  • Nomination (by DU): 1 March
  • Application (by student): 15 March

Full year / fall regular deadlines:

  • Nomination (by DU): 30 March
  • Application (by student): 15 April

Winter deadlines: 

  • Nomination (by DU): 15 September
  • Application (by student): 30 September


Calgary Arch

Calgary Indigenous Engagement

We encourage students to learn about indigenous culture & history, including Land Acknowledgement & the Treaty 7 Region. The Office of Indigenous Engagement and ii' taa'poh'to'p guide UCalgary on its path of transformation, & communicate its commitment & responsibility for truth and reconciliation.

Office of Indigenous Engagement - Resources

Programme Information

Each UCalgary course is worth 3 units. Exchange students need to take 5 courses per semester (equivalent to 15 units/credits). 

For more information on courses at UCalgary please see the 'what can I study' webpages. 

Academic Requirements/Restrictions

Exchange students are not able to take courses in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • MBA Program

Courses in the following areas may be limited for exchange students:

  • Haskayne School of Business
  • Kinesiology
  • Schulich School of Engineering

Language Requirements

The language of instruction at Calgary is English. If you are a non native English speaker you may be required to provide evidence of language ability.

Supporting Documents Required

  • Exchange Application Form
  • Academic Transcript
  • Letter of Nomination


Calgary Student Support

International Student Services (ISS) provides advice and programs to support all international students adjusting to studies at the University of Calgary and to life in Canada. These services are in addition to university-wide support from counselling to diversity (detailed below).

Find out more about International Student Services

Student Support continued.

UCalgary have a Wellness Center to help you enhance your emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. They also offer a wide range of student support from Sport, Housing and supplies to IT support and Career advice.


On campus housing is not guaranteed for exchange students and must be applied for via the Residence Portal. Accommodation is in high demand so students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Accommodation rates for on campus accommodation can be found here.

Off campus accommodation is available but this is the responsibility of the student to source. Advice on off-campus housing can be found on the UCalgary Preparing for Arrival webpages.

Other Information

Exchange students must arrange their own comprehensive travel and medical insurance before coming to UCalgary.

There are compulsory fees for campus recreation ($46 per semester) and the Calgary transit service UPass ($165 per semester).

Summer Opportunities

The UCalgary International Summer Program is a 4-week program for international students interested in visiting Canada during the summer session.

More Summer School opportunities at our partner universities (internal weblink).


Discover more

Tracing its roots back over a century, the city hosts the Calgary Stampede: an annual rodeo, exhibition, and festival held every July. The ten-day event, which bills itself as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth" attracts over one million visitors per year and contributes to the city's identity.

Discover more about the Stampede

GO Full Year Study: Step by Step

How does it work?

Find out details of how full-year GO study works

Where can I go?

Find out about Durham's partner universities

How to apply

Find out the application process

Preparing to go

What students must do pre-departure

Currently Abroad

Help and resources for students abroad

Returning Students

Find out what to do on your return