Students Going Abroad

International management is emphasized throughout our curriculum, regardless of specialization. In addition, international exchanges are offered with leading management schools worldwide.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to study abroad for a term or year. The international exposure and academic experience gained by taking part in student exchange are highly worthwhile. Through this program, students may study and earn academic credits at over 60 universities in countries around the world. Exchange opportunities are open to students in most specializations.

Step 1: Explore Step 2: Apply Step 3: Accept Step 4: FinalizeStep 5: Post-Exchange

Step 1: Explore

  1. Explore ALL McGill Exchange Partners
    View list of PDF icon BCom Exchange Partners 2024-2025

    It is important to review the host institution information available on their fact sheet and website (available on the Study Abroad website above), such as the semester dates, language of instructions and course availability. The key is to research, research research!
  2. View the PDF icon Fall 2024 Exchange Presentation
  3. Attend an event: the next Exchange Info Sessions will be held in the Fall.  

Step 2: Apply

Apply to the McGill exchange program

  • There is a CGPA requirement of 3.0 to be eligible for exchange.
  • Only U1, U2 and U3 students are eligible for exchange (have completed at least 24 graded McGill credits by the start of your term abroad).
  • A non-refundable application fee will be charged to your student account.
  • See Deadline to apply

Step 3: Accept

  • Accept your McGill exchange nomination

    • After accepting your nomination, you’ll be added to a special course in myCourses. You will receive specific instructions from Service Point/Exchange Office on how to apply to the host in the form of an “assignment”. DO NOT apply to the host university until you have received these instructions. Note that there may be a delay of a few weeks to a few months between your nomination and the host application instructions.

  • Apply for admission to your host university

  • Start course equivalency approval process after hearing from your host university

    • Depending on your host institution’s credit weight, in order to obtain 15 McGill transfer credits, you may be required to register for as less as 3 courses to as much as 10 courses. Please read carefully our Course equivalency and transfer credit page.

    • Sessions will be held to learn more about course planning, McGill's travel registry, the course equivalency database and how and when to complete the Transfer Credit Assessment Form in Minerva.

  • If you decide to cancel Exchange you need to fill out the Request to Cancel Exchange Term Form.

Step 4: Finalize

  • Finalize your preparations

  • Stay on Track!

  • Report your courses on the Minerva Transfer Credit Assessment Form

    • The Minerva Transfer Credit Assessment Form attached to your Faculty Approved McGill Exchange application must also be completed in order to be eligible to receive transfer credit. Once your courses have been assessed on the McGill’s Course Equivalency System, and you have registered at the host, access Minerva to begin the process of adding the course(s) you are taking at the host university. Notify the bcom.mgmt [at] (subject: Transfer%20Credit%20Assessment%20Form%20submitted) (BCom Office by email) at bcom.mgmt [at] that a form has been completed.

  • Additional Information

    • The host school will include visa information in their acceptance materials. For visa-related issues, please contact the Embassy or Consulate of the country where you will be studying.
    • Please update your specialization to reflect the program you are currently pursuing.
    • Please ensure that minor courses are approved by the minor adviser
    • For information about course offerings at the host institution, residences and add/drop deadlines please consult their website or contact the exchange office of the host school.
    • It is your responsibility to ensure you meet the McGill BCom requirements for all courses taken on exchange.
    • Students who are taking one or more courses at another university during their term of graduation MAY delay their graduation by one term. Please consult with a BCom advisor. 

Step 5: Post-Exchange

  • Complete your exchange

  • Arrange to have your transcript sent to McGill

    • The preferred method is for the host university to directly email the Official Transcript to officialschooldocs [at] A Registrar's Hold may be placed on your record if your final official transcript is not received by the deadline you have been given. This hold will prevent you from making changes to your student record or ordering official transcripts on Minerva. Furthermore, you may be charged a fee for any changes that need to be made to your student record after government reporting deadlines have passed.

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