Incoming Exchange Students

Incoming Exchange Students

You would like to come to Canada and study one or two semesters at Bishop’s University? What an excellent choice!

In this section, we have collected information and links that will help you get through the preparation phase of your exchange and your arrival with relative ease. First, you can consult our Factsheet 2022-2023 to get an overview of our exchange program. Then, you will find the different steps to follow.

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

Step 1 | Verify your eligibility and get nominated by your home institution

The first step is to be nominated by your home institution. To do that, you will need to confirm with them that you are eligible for an exchange abroad and that your institution and Bishop’s University shares a Bilateral, BCI or NSE agreement.

For partner institution: To nominate your students, please fill our online nomination form.
Please note that our nomination deadline is March 15th for Fall, Winter and full academic year exchanges.

Step 2 | Complete your application for an exchange at Bishop’s University

Once your institution has nominated you, you can start filling our application form. Please select the “International Exchange Application Form” according to your starting semester of exchange (for example, if you are coming for a full academic year, select Fall). You will also be asked which program you wish to apply for. Please visit our Courses Offerings and Description web page for more information.

You will then be required to upload the following supporting documents to your online BU application, or via your myBU Portal.

  • Copy of the ID page of your valid passport.
  • Official transcript from home university.
  • Proof of English language fluency to study at an English language university, (either a test score, IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90), or a letter from your home university attesting to your equivalent level of proficiency in written and spoken English, if you are not attending a university where neither English nor French is the language of instruction.

Please note that our application deadline is April 1st for Fall, Winter and full academic year exchanges.

Step 3 | Receive your Offer of Admission from Bishop’s University

Offer of Admission will be sent to the admitted students around mid-May. You will need to accept your Offer of Admission.

Step 4 | Apply for your immigration documents

Around the same time as you receive your Offer of Admission, you will receive in your personal email a message titled “Immigration Package” where you will find important information for this step and a table of your information. Please join this table together with your offer of Admission in one document. You will need this to apply for your CAQ and Study Permit. You can also visit our Immigration Procedure web page to help you know which documents you need and how to apply.

Step 5 | Select your courses

Around June for the Fall semester and around November for Winter semester, you will be able to access our Timetable and start your course registration. Once the timetable is accessible, we will send you a form where you will be able to complete your course selection. Please note that course selection at Bishop’s University is made once per semester.

Credit system: Undergraduate credits per term: 15 credits (5 courses) is equivalent to 30 ECTS.

Step 6 | Travel to Canada

Once you have received Letter of Introduction for your Study Permit, you can start planning your arrival in Canada. Please visit our Arrival in Canada web page for all the information.