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Erasmus, Exchange & Study Abroad

University of Calgary

Number of places available for 2017/18: 4 full year places

General Information

University website: http://ucalgary.ca/iss/before-you-arrive/exchange

General Contact: Fazeela Kayyum, Incoming Exchange Coordinator kayyum@ucalgary.ca

Term Dates: September- December and January- 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: https://csprd.ucalgary.ca/psp/csprd/STUDENT/CAMPUS/c/COMMUNITY_ACCESS.CLASS_SEARCH.GBL?AUTH=a2QvRTRYL2lIN1ArMklwZFpzcG1hUT09

Full course catalogue and course descriptions: http://www.ucalgary.ca/pubs/calendar/current/course-main.html

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

Requirements/Restrictions

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.

Accommodation

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: http://ucalgary.ca/iss/before-you-arrive/exchange/accommodations

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.

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