The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)
- One of Canada's oldest and most respected international universities
- 27 400 + undergraduate students
- Member of the U21 network
- 22 faculties and professional schools with over 300 programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels
- International students from over 155 countries
- Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, a vibrant, multilingual city rich with culture and history as well as a thriving arts and nightlife scene
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
- English is the main language of instruction
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study
- Students must have minimum cumulative average of 73% to attend this university
- Semester 1:Beginning of September to End of December
- Semester 2: Beginning of January to Late April
Course equivalency formula
- Same as UBC credits
Passing gradePassing grade: D
Credit transfer process
* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.
Type of Go Global Experiences
Course information and restrictions
- Faculties not open to exchange students: Medicine, Dentistry, Continuing Studies
- Schulich School of Music: strongly recommends exchange students start in the Fall term
- School of Nursing: applicants must be from a U21 partner institution
- Architecture, Education, Law, Music, Management and Nursing students: must already be registered in the same degree program in their home university
- Engineering: limited spaces in Chemical, Civil and Mechanical disciplines
- Law: There is no strict French requirement for exchange students applying to the Faculty of Law. It is important for exchange students to know that the McGill program is a bilingual program and readings can be in either English or French and students can ask questions in either language. Please note that it is also possible to take a French as a Second Language course at McGill as part of your exchange.
- Students must take the majority of their courses within their admitted faculty, they may take 2 courses maximum outside their admitted faculty if taking 5 courses
- Please research applicable course restrictions on the McGill University's exchange website
Full course load information
- Average course load: 4-5 courses (12-15 credits) per term
- Full year is normally 30 credits
Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university
Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.
* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.
- 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
- Some exceptions may apply
Scholarships + awards
The Go Global award $1000
All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.
Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.
Information for US students
If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.
If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.
If you attend an ineligible institution:
- You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
- You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
- You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
- You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Types of accommodation available
- On-campus housing: while priority is given to first-year degree students, some places may be available for exchange students
- Fall session or full-year: Indicate “Yes” under “Residence Accommodation” section in the online application
- Winter session: student must verify available space by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For information regarding off campus housing, see here