⚠️  Exchanges and independent study away are cancelled for Fall 2021

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7 Steps to Going on Exchange

COVID-19 cancellations

The COVID-19 pandemic has created countless health and safety concerns for higher education institutions and their local governments. Consequently, McGill has cancelled the past three semesters of exchanges in accordance with the Canadian Government’s Level 3 travel advisory, indicating that all non-essential travel outside of Canada should be avoided until further notice. While we hope that the public health landscape and vaccination rollout here in Quebec and abroad will allow us to safely resume international exchanges for the Winter 2022 term, conditions vary widely across the world, from country to country. As such, exchanges may be cancelled by McGill and/or its partners at any time. It is therefore recommended to plan serious financial commitments accordingly and carefully review all cancellation policies (e.g., travel, accommodation, insurance, etc.)

Exchanges allow McGill students to complete a semester or a year of study at a partner university! You’ll get to explore, learn and grow abroad, all while earning credit toward your McGill degree, and paying your usual McGill tuition.

The best exchange experience is the one that reflects your academic goals, personal interests and career aspirations. Plan ahead! You’ll be initiating the exchange application process in the academic year preceding your intended exchange year. It’s your responsibility to drive your exchange forward by keeping track of and completing the deadlines described below, and any other deliverables necessary (visas, travel requirements, etc.) .


Step 1: Explore McGill exchange partners

Step 2: Apply to the McGill exchange program

Step 3: Accept your McGill exchange nomination

Step 4: Apply for admission to your host university

Step 5: Finalize your preparations

Step 6: Stay on track!

Step 7: Complete your exchange


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