Important information for Bishop’s students going on an international exchange
Outbound and inbound student exchanges have been cancelled for the 2020-2021 academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a Bishop’s student wishing to apply for exchange for Fall 2021 (new application or re-applying due to this year’s cancellation), please sign up on the International Exchange Program Application 2021-2022 page.
See also information we’ve collected on the following web pages that will help you get through the preparation phase of your exchange:
- Study Abroad as Part of Your Bishop’s Degree
- Exchange Manual & FAQ
- Partner Institutions
- Scholarships and travel bursaries
- Interesting Links
Still have questions? Contact Us!
If you are an international student from a partner university, please contact your institution’s International Office for more information on applying or re-applying for 2021-2022 exchanges to Bishop’s.
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.
How it works
- You need a 70% cumulative average;
- You need to complete 30 credits at BU before you can go;
*Transferred credits don’t count.
** 30 credits before you leave for your exchange and not 30 credits at the time of your application.
- Choose between 1 or 2 semesters, for a maximum of 30 credits;
- You will be a full-time student, taking courses for 12 to 15 credits each semester;
- You pay Bishop’s tuition and student fees for 15 or 30 credits;
- You pay accommodation, meals, transportation, travel visa and other costs abroad.
Top 10 reasons why you should study abroad
- Immerse yourself in another culture and enhance your cross-cultural knowledge. Become more fluent in the language you are studying at Bishop’s.
- Expand your worldview from a completely new perspective. Think globally.
- Enhance the value of your degree and invest in your future career path.
- Grow. Learn about yourself and what values define you. Toss your assumptions aside.
- Understand your academic program in a new way. The world is your campus!
- Strengthen adaptability, communication, confidence, and team-building skills.
- Create a memory for a lifetime. Be adventurous. Explore your new environment. Try different foods.
- Open your eyes and your mind to difference. Gain a new appreciation for your home country.
- Make new friends from around the world.
- Travel. Step outside your comfort zone. Push your limits. Embrace challenges.
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. First, you can consult our Factsheet 2021-2022 to get an overview of our exchange program. Then, 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.
We look forward to welcoming you to Bishop’s University soon!