Exchanges allow McGill students to complete a semester or year of study at a partner university. Students explore, learn, and grow abroad, all while earning credit toward their McGill degree and paying McGill tuition.
Student exchange agreements are bilateral exchange agreements that exist between McGill University and peer institutions which have been reviewed and approved by McGill. The number of exchange spaces available at the host institution are limited, and vary from year to year. McGill students nominated to participate on an exchange term abroad are billed McGill tuition and fees for that term (equivalent to 15 McGill credits). McGill University has agreements with over 150 universities in 39 countries around the world. Exchange programs can be university-wide or faculty-specific. Faculty-specific agreements are only open to students in the specified faculty.
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Student exchange programs are open to McGill students of all nationalities. To participate, applicants must be currently registered as full-time, degree-seeking McGill students, and meet the criteria of their faculty at McGill. Applicants must have completed at least one year of full-time study (24 McGill credits) by the start of the exchange. Students can participate in exchanges for one term or two terms, dependent on faculty approval and space availability.
Visit mcgill.ca/mcgillabroad/go-abroad/steps/apply for up-to-date information on how to apply to the McGill exchange program.