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University of Calgary

With an excellent campus that campus occupies 213 hectares, the University of Calgary is a leading Canadian research university.
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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


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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 Indigenous learning at UCalgary

You can watch a video on the Treaty 7 Land Acknowledgement by the Calgary Public Library.

Academic Information

Students would take a minimum of 3 courses and a maximum of 5 courses per semester. Courses average 3-4 in class hours a week with some science courses averaging 5 hours a week. There are 13 weeks in each semester.


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

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

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


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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. Accommodation is in high demand and fills quickly so students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The online housing application opens in December for students starting in September. Approximate costs of on campus accommodation are $2600-3800 per semester.

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

Other Information

Exchange students must bring their own comprehensive travel and medical insurance from the UK to Calgary.

Summer Opportunities

There are currently no summer opportunities at the University of Calgary.


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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?

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How to apply

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Preparing to go

What students must do pre-departure

Currently Abroad

Help and advice for returning students

Returning Students

Find out what to do on your return