University of Calgary

Calgary
Canada

Language of instruction

English

As one of Canada’s top comprehensive research universities, the University of Calgary combines the best of university tradition with the city of Calgary’s vibrant energy and diversity. UCalgary is ranked among the top 200 universities worldwide. The main campus occupies a beautiful setting with a view of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, and covers more than 200 hectares — an area larger than Calgary’s entire downtown.

Calgary has a lot to be proud of; it has been named the world’s cleanest city, Canada’s sunniest city, one of the most liveable cities worldwide, and one of the safest major cities in Canada.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Winter Term January–April
Semester 2 Fall Term September–December

View UCalgary's academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

UCalgary has online resources to help you get the most out of your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

15 credits at UCalgary is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at UCalgary

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the UCalgary course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Economics
Social work
Anthropology
Archaeology
Art history
Communication, digital media and PR
Development
English
Film, TV and media
History and ancient history
Music
Philosophy
Political science
Religion
Sociology
Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Linguistics
Russian
Spanish
Psychology
Biological sciences
Chemistry and biochemistry
Computer science
Environmental studies
Mathematics and statistics
Microbiology
Physics
Regional and town planning
Postgraduate
Social work
Archaeology
Communication, digital media and PR
Drama
English
History and ancient history
Music
Philosophy
Political science
Religion
Sociology
Psychology
Chemistry and biochemistry
Computer science
Mathematics and statistics
Physics

Course restrictions

See a full list of course restrictions for UCalgary.

Additional academic information

Students who apply for UCalgary Fall semester will have a greater selection of courses. Students who apply for UCalgary Winter semester will need to have a level of flexiblity in the courses that they choose. 

Psychology, Chemistry, Biological Sciences students are required to provide detailed outlines of Psychology / Chemistry courses previously completed at UQ when submitting applications to Calgary.

Course code numbering:

  • 100-199: Supplementary study
  • 200-299: Undergraduate (Junior level)
  • 300-499: Undergraduate (Senior level)
  • 500-599: Undergraduate (Upper level)
  • 600-799: Postgraduate level

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

There are a number of accommodation options available to exchange students at the University of Calgary. UCalgary's International Student Services provides information for both on- and off-campus housing.

On-campus housing is in high demand and fills quickly. It is not guaranteed for exchange students. UCalgary encourages students to apply as early as possible. Students can apply for on-campus housing as soon as they apply to Calgary as you do not require an acceptance letter or UCalgary ID number to apply for housing.

Cost of living

UCalgary has provided an estimated cost of living for incoming exchange students, outlining the expenses students can expect to encounter.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

If you will be staying for less than one year in Canada, you are not eligible for the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan. You must purchase a private plan through an insurance company or agent, in your home country or upon arrival in Canada. 

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the High Commission of Canada for visa information.

UCalgary provides information about various visa options while on exchange.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.