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Durham University

Erasmus, Exchange & Study Abroad

University of Calgary

01/09/2021 ***Please note - this is an archive page and is not being updated***

The Exchange pages are currently being migrated to a new Global Opportunities web platform.

Number of places available: 1 full year place

University website:

Term Dates: September to December and January to April

Important Visa Information: From 31st July 2018, students applying for Canadian study permits will be required to travel to London to complete a bio metrics register. The High Commission in London has advised that the minimum time for turn around of visa's is two months. For more information, please follow the link below:


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

Important Dates 2018-19:


Fall/Full Year Priority Deadlines

March 1

March 15

Fall/Full Year Regular Deadlines

March 30

April 15

Winter Deadlines

September 15

September 30


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

      Strudent Support

      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.

      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.