Student exchange and study abroad programs

Incoming international exchange students

So you’ve decided to come to Bishop’s University for your student exchange. Excellent choice! Please allow us to extend a great, big Purple welcome to you. We hope you will enjoy your time with us here in Quebec.

In this section, we’ve collected information and links that will help you get through the preparation phase of your exchange, and your arrival, with relative ease. You will find information about the BU application process, immigration procedures, health insurance, fees & living expenses, your arrival in Canada, and much more. See the International students section for more details.

For your exchange, you may choose from over 500 university partners in dozens of countries around the world. Your exchange experience will help you grow as an individual, will enable you to get to know the world around you, and help you better determine your role in it.

We look forward to welcoming you to Bishop’s University soon!

Have questions? Stop by our FAQ and A-Z Guide pages for information to help make your arrival in the BU community easier.

Incoming Exchange Students Guidebook

Bishop’s students going on an international exchange

So you’ve decided to embark on an adventure abroad? We’re excited for you!

At Bishop’s, we believe that attaining a global perspective and having an international experience are important strengths for achieving success, and that these strengths are central to our university’s mission. Spending time abroad improves communication skills, demonstrates confidence, a sense of curiosity, and an openness to change and to challenges – all qualities that today’s employers are looking for.

Spending one or two semesters at a university in another country will also enhance your Bishop’s experience. Different horizons, different approaches, different encounters will only enrich you, both personally and academically.

International exchange brochure

Scholarships and travel bursaries