University of Calgary

Calgary
Canada

Language of instruction

English

   Generally available as a second or third preference.

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 SemesterHost SemesterDates
Semester 1Winter TermJanuary–April
Semester 2Fall TermSeptember–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

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 24 September (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 31 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

15 credits at UCalgary is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Host university requirements

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

Study Options
Not applicable to this university. However, you will usually be expected to take the majority of courses (60%) within a single faculty.

Note: Host university eligibility criteria are at the discretion of the host and may change without notice.

Find courses

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

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. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Anthropology
Archaeology
Architecture
Art history
Biological sciences
Biomedical engineering
Biomedical science
Chemical engineering
Chemistry and biochemistry
Chinese
Civil engineering
Classical languages
Communication, digital media and PR
Computer engineering
Computer science
Data Science
Drama
Earth and Geographical Sciences
Economics
Electrical engineering
English
Environmental studies
Film, TV and media
Finance
French
General Electives
German
History and ancient history
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Italian
Japanese
Law
Leadership and Management
Linguistics
Marketing
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Microbiology
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political science
Psychology
Religion
Russian
Sociology
Spanish
Postgraduate
Archaeology
Architecture
Biological sciences
Biomedical engineering
Biomedical science
Chemical engineering
Chemistry and biochemistry
Civil engineering
Computer science
Drama
Earth and Geographical Sciences
Economics
Electrical engineering
English
Environmental engineering
Finance
General Electives
History and ancient history
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Law
Leadership and Management
Linguistics
Marketing
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political science
Psychology
Religion
Social work
Sociology

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 24 September (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 31 October (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 provides information for both on-campus 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.

Additional Mandatory Fees

UCalgary has additional mandatory fees, for a Campus Recreation pass & a Transit pass. These fees are mandatory and can not be waived.

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 a Semester-based Exchange 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

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 24 September (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 31 October (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 the Global Experiences team 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 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, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 24 September (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 31 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)