We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Erasmus, Exchange & Study Abroad

University of Calgary

Number of places available for 2018/19: 4 Full year places

University website:

General Contact: Fazeela Kayyum, Incoming Exchange Coordinator

Term Dates: September to December and January to April


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.

Full course search:

Full course catalogue and course descriptions:

NB- more detailed course descriptions may be found on Calgary's departmental websites


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

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

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


      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 here:

      Supporting Documents Required

      • Exchange Application Form
      • Academic Transcript
      • Letter of Nomination

      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.

      Emma Jacobs from Anthropology is at Calgary right now! Follow her blog at Durham Students Abroad: Emma