Graduate Exchange: Application Process

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: Feb. 15*
  • Winter semester exchange: Sept. 15

*As there remains uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the nature of our exchange opportunities, those interested in tentatively pursuing an international exchange for the Fall 2022 semester are asked to please reach out to the Academic Programs Office at

Eligibility for Exchange
International exchanges through the Faculty of Business Administration are open to students in the 2-year master of business administration (MBA) program. To be eligible, MBA students are required to have completed 50% of their program by the time they participate in an exchange. Exemptions count towards these 10 courses.

Selection Criteria

  1. Academic performance: To be eligible to participate in an exchange semester, graduate students must demonstrate a 70% weighted average (40% cumulative undergraduate average plus 60% cumulative graduate average).
  2. Demonstrated interest: Students are required to provide a detailed essay explaining why they have selected a particular exchange location. Written summaries of the country, school, courses and preparation for exchange must be included.

Application Process

Completed application forms should be submitted to the APO in-person (BN-1015) or via email. Students are encouraged to contact the APO for guidance in advance of applying. Applicants will be notified of their application decision at their email address approximately two to three weeks after the applicable deadline.

Late applications received may be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on availability and partner school deadlines. Connect with the APO prior to submitting a late application.

Questions may be directed to

After Acceptance
Successful applicants will be emailed exchange acceptance and deposit forms from the APO. Forms must be completed and returned to the APO no later than the deadline specified by the APO (normally one week after notification).

Once completed forms are returned to the APO, selected applicants will then be nominated to the appropriate partner institution. The partner will then contact the student with instructions on applying to that institution, among other important information.

The cost of studying abroad can be minimized with financial assistance. Graduate students participating in an exchange may be eligible for some scholarships. Visit the School of Graduate Studiesawards and scholarship database for more details.