Student exchange and study abroad programs
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So you have decided to embark on an adventure abroad? We are 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.

Important information for Bishop’s students going on an international exchange

Outbound exchanges have been cancelled for Fall 2021 semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are a Bishop’s student wishing to apply for an exchange for the 2022-2023 academic year, please fill out the application form for the year 2022-2023 on our website.

Please note that the application deadlines for an exchange in 2022-2023 will be January 3, 2022 (Japan and Australia) and January 31, 2022 (other countries).

It will be MANDATORY to attend AT LEAST ONE of the information sessions to be able to participate in the exchange program. Here are the dates, time and location of our information sessions:

  • October 5, 2021, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. BWH (Bishop’s William Hall in Johnson second floor)
  • October 15, 2021, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. BWH
  • October 25, 2021, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ONLINE

Please register online for one of our mandatory information sessions.

*This is an academic activity: no vaccine passport will be required; however, all COVID-19 restrictions will be strictly respected.

We also reserved the following dates for optional support clinic if you want to meet with us.

  • November 2, 2021, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. BWH
  • December 6, 2021, 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. NIC004

See also information we’ve collected on the following web pages that will help you get through the preparation phase of your exchange:

Still have questions? Contact Us!


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.

Incoming international exchange students

So, you have 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. Visit the International Students and Incoming Exchange Students web pages for all the information you need. We look forward to meeting you at Bishop’s University soon!