Undergraduate Exchange: Application Process
- 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 email@example.com.
Eligibility for Exchange
Students enrolled in any of our undergraduate business programs may be eligible to participate in an international exchange. Exchange semesters are normally completed in students’ final year of studies.
- B.Comm.(Co-op.) students: Terms 5, 6 (most common), or 7. Graduation may be delayed for those students who choose to participate during Term 7. The Academic Programs Office (APO) can provide additional information.
- BBA students: At least 72 credit hours (24 courses) must be completed.
- iBBA students: At least 72 credit hours (24 courses) must be completed. Students who have completed more than 96 credit hours in the iBBA program, and have not participated in an exchange, should contact the APO as soon as possible..
Any undergraduate student considering an exchange term should consult with the APO to ensure it will fit with their program of study.
- Academic performance: To be eligible to participate in an exchange semester, undergraduate students must be in good academic standing and meet the following criteria:
- BBA and B.Comm. (Co-op.) students: Must have a minimum average of 65% over the last 15 courses (45 credit hours)
- iBBA students: Must have a minimum average of 65% over the last 10 courses (30 credit hours)
- 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.
Please visit the Internationalization page for further information on the application process for exchange.
There are several items that need to be concluded prior to departure, they can be found on the preparation page.
The cost of studying abroad can be minimized with financial assistance. Undergraduate students participating in an exchange may be eligible for some scholarships specifically for business students studying abroad. Visit the Faculty of Business Administration's scholarship listings and the Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards Office website for more details.