Exchange Program

The Exchange Program offers the experience of developing employability skills, globalizing classroom content, and expanding networks.

The exchange program is offered to certain faculties and departments. As a degree seeking student, you must ensure that you are eligible for the exchange program with your faculty or division, and degree. The following Faculties are pre-approved for exchange:

  • Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George campus)
  • University of Toronto at Scarborough
  • University of Toronto at Mississauga
  • Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
  • Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
  • Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
  • Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Music
  • Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
  • School of Graduate Studies

 

Please note that access to graduate courses are not guaranteed and require special permission from the graduate program. Please consult the Student Exchange Program before applying.

The applicant must:

  • Be enrolled as a degree seeking student (undergraduate or graduate) at the time of application and prior to departure
  • Be in good standing and have a CGPA of at least 2.25 or B for graduates
  • Have completed at least 4.0 credits by the time you go on exchange

Language, CGPA and credit requirements can vary by destination. Check out the experience page for further information.

Your faculty or department may need to issue an approval before application or departure. For specific departments or faculties, you may need certain requirements prior to departure.

Contact your faculty or department office, or contact us for further questions.

If you require accessibility assistance, we will help you find an exchange opportunity that suits your needs. You will be introduced to programs in institutions that meet your accommodation requirements. We encourage you to contact CIE and your Accessibility Officer with detailed information so that we can help you plan for your exchange program.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Summer Experience and Selected Fall / Full Year Exchanges: December 3, 2020 

Fall and Full Year Exchange: January 14, 2021 

Summer Experience: February 18, 2021 

Winter Exchange: April 1, 2021 

*Applications for 2021/2022 exchange will open in October 2020

CIE REVIEW (APPLICATIONS)

It takes approximately at least 8 weeks from the application deadline for the CIE to review and respond.

CONDITIONAL NOMINATION

Follow the next steps of the process and apply to the host institution that you are conditionally nominated to.

ADMISSION LETTER

Upon receiving your admission letter, upload it onto the Application Portal

PREPARE (PLAN & BUDGET)

Visit the Prepare page to find out what to do before you leave

SAFETY ABROAD (WORKSHOPS)

Learn more about Safety Abroad procedures and mandatory workshop prior to departure.

In order to apply for your exchange program, you will need to follow these steps:

  • Choose your destinations and prepare a list of courses you are interested in taking at the host institutions
  • Upload additional documents

– Resume (for assistance, please visit the  Career Exploration and Education Centre)

SGS Approval Form  (for all graduate students)

Combined Program Student Approval Form  (for Law students in a combined program only)

Interim Grade Report (for students who have completed less than 4.0 credits and students who want to factor in-progress Y or H courses to meet requirements)

 

  • Answer questions about your motivations for studying abroad
  • You will have the option to apply for funding. Provide us with additional information on your current situation, your parents’ and your personal resources, and any additional information that would support your application.

Extending or shortening your stay 

If you wish to extend or shorten your stay, please contact the Student Exchange Program to discuss the necessary steps and timelines.

 

De-registration from ROSI 

CIE maintains your registration on ROSI while you are away. If you notice that you’ve been un-enrolled or de-registered, or that there is a mistake on your record, contact Student Exchange Program.

 

Keep your course documents

Detailed course syllabi or outlines, graded assignments or tests, independent study project papers, language workbooks, etc. may all be useful in obtaining transfer credit for the classes you take while abroad. If you are concerned about these documents weighing down your luggage, consider shipping them by sea or scanning them and keeping electronic copies.

Virtual Drop-in Hours

Interested in Outbound Exchange? The Learning Abroad drop in hours have moved online! Book an appointment through CLNx –  Go to Appointments and look for the Centre for International Experience > Learning Abroad Outbound.

Hours Available:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 2pm – 4pm

Tuesday, Thursday: 10am – 12pm, 2pm – 4pm

 

Email

Email any inquiries to: learning.abroad@utoronto.ca

ELIGIBILITY

The exchange program is offered to certain faculties and departments. As a degree seeking student, you must ensure that you are eligible for the exchange program with your faculty or division, and degree. The following Faculties are pre-approved for exchange:

  • Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George campus)
  • University of Toronto at Scarborough
  • University of Toronto at Mississauga
  • Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
  • Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
  • Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
  • Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Music
  • Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
  • School of Graduate Studies

 

Please note that access to graduate courses are not guaranteed and require special permission from the graduate program. Please consult the Student Exchange Program before applying.

The applicant must:

  • Be enrolled as a degree seeking student (undergraduate or graduate) at the time of application and prior to departure
  • Be in good standing and have a CGPA of at least 2.25 or B for graduates
  • Have completed at least 4.0 credits by the time you go on exchange

Language, CGPA and credit requirements can vary by destination. Check out the experience page for further information.

Your faculty or department may need to issue an approval before application or departure. For specific departments or faculties, you may need certain requirements prior to departure.

Contact your faculty or department office, or contact us for further questions.

If you require accessibility assistance, we will help you find an exchange opportunity that suits your needs. You will be introduced to programs in institutions that meet your accommodation requirements. We encourage you to contact CIE and your Accessibility Officer with detailed information so that we can help you plan for your exchange program.

TIMELINE

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Summer Experience and Selected Fall / Full Year Exchanges: December 3, 2020 

Fall and Full Year Exchange: January 14, 2021 

Summer Experience: February 18, 2021 

Winter Exchange: April 1, 2021 

*Applications for 2021/2022 exchange will open in October 2020

CIE REVIEW (APPLICATIONS)

It takes approximately at least 8 weeks from the application deadline for the CIE to review and respond.

CONDITIONAL NOMINATION

Follow the next steps of the process and apply to the host institution that you are conditionally nominated to.

ADMISSION LETTER

Upon receiving your admission letter, upload it onto the Application Portal

PREPARE (PLAN & BUDGET)

Visit the Prepare page to find out what to do before you leave

SAFETY ABROAD (WORKSHOPS)

Learn more about Safety Abroad procedures and mandatory workshop prior to departure.

APPLY

In order to apply for your exchange program, you will need to follow these steps:

  • Choose your destinations and prepare a list of courses you are interested in taking at the host institutions
  • Upload additional documents

– Resume (for assistance, please visit the  Career Exploration and Education Centre)

SGS Approval Form  (for all graduate students)

Combined Program Student Approval Form  (for Law students in a combined program only)

Interim Grade Report (for students who have completed less than 4.0 credits and students who want to factor in-progress Y or H courses to meet requirements)

 

  • Answer questions about your motivations for studying abroad
  • You will have the option to apply for funding. Provide us with additional information on your current situation, your parents’ and your personal resources, and any additional information that would support your application.
While abroad

Extending or shortening your stay 

If you wish to extend or shorten your stay, please contact the Student Exchange Program to discuss the necessary steps and timelines.

 

De-registration from ROSI 

CIE maintains your registration on ROSI while you are away. If you notice that you’ve been un-enrolled or de-registered, or that there is a mistake on your record, contact Student Exchange Program.

 

Keep your course documents

Detailed course syllabi or outlines, graded assignments or tests, independent study project papers, language workbooks, etc. may all be useful in obtaining transfer credit for the classes you take while abroad. If you are concerned about these documents weighing down your luggage, consider shipping them by sea or scanning them and keeping electronic copies.

Contact Us

Virtual Drop-in Hours

Interested in Outbound Exchange? The Learning Abroad drop in hours have moved online! Book an appointment through CLNx –  Go to Appointments and look for the Centre for International Experience > Learning Abroad Outbound.

Hours Available:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 2pm – 4pm

Tuesday, Thursday: 10am – 12pm, 2pm – 4pm

 

Email

Email any inquiries to: learning.abroad@utoronto.ca