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Student exchange programs in Canada

Are you looking for the adventure of a lifetime? Look no further than Canada, where you can take part in an exchange program and live among Canadians. Our people are friendly, and our lifestyle is envied by many. Canada is a safe country that embraces cultural diversity. Our wide-open spaces and cosmopolitan cities are all waiting to be explored. So, pack your bags!

Exchange programs may take place over several weeks, months or up to a full year. Many offer opportunities to live with Canadian families while you attend language school, high school, college or university.

Rich with diversity and opportunity

Whether you want to immerse yourself or your child in a new language, or simply experience another part of the world, we have exchange programs to suit every need and budget. Choose from our high school, university and summer exchange programs, and experience all the wonders Canada has to offer.

Endless possibilities

There are many exchange programs available to you if you wish to study in Canada and immerse yourself in the culture. Most are run by non-profit organizations and private sector companies, which you can locate through a search online.

The Government of Canada offers International Experience Canada, a program that allows youth from certain countries in the world to travel and work in Canada on a working holiday, as a young professional or on an international co-op placement.

Cost of student exchange programs in Canada

The costs of student exchange programs vary depending on the organization offering the programs and their fee structure. You may use an educational agent to help you find an exchange program for your child to attend school in Canada.

If you are interested in doing a semester or year in Canada as a college or university student, use our search tool to locate programs and schools that fit your career aspirations. It will provide you with the estimated costs for tuition and living expenses.

Search college and university programs in Canada

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Canada’s college and university options are as vast and plentiful as our wide-open spaces. Start your search here so you can start planning your higher education studies in Canada.

Our search tool will help you find college and university courses, programs and institutions across Canada, along with the costs for tuition. You can search by subject or category, language and province. You may also search by degree, diploma or certificate.

Instructions to search for programs

To find college and university programs, follow these steps:

  1. Enter a keyword for the field you are interested in pursuing (for example, medicine). Or use the drop down menu to select your category or field of interest.
  2. Choose the language in which you wish to study – English, French or Bilingual.
  3. Select the level of education you wish to pursue (for example, university).
  4. Choose the province or territory in which you wish to study or select ‘No preference’ if you want to consider all regions of Canada.
  5. Click ‘Display a List of Programs’ and await your search results.

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Student exchange programs in Toronto

Going on a student exchange in Toronto will change your life. You’ll be learning English every day and have plenty of time to practice with friendly Canadians. During your Toronto student exchange, be sure to check out the trendy Harbor area for local artists and, if you dare, walk the outside ledge of the CN Tower. Get in touch so we can discuss your options. Read more

Student exchange programs in Vancouver

A student exchange in Vancouver is a great way to explore one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world. During your time in Vancouver, you will be able to make many friends and improve your English. Why not spend a few months or a year on a student exchange in Vancouver? Get in touch so we can discuss your options.

2021-2022 Student Exchange Program Scholarships

Global Affairs Canada offers funding opportunities for  undergraduate, graduate and visiting researchers or faculty members to conduct researchor professional development in Canada.

These scholarships provide an opportunity for University of Guelph faculty members to develop research collaborations by hosting fully funded students and/or faculty from eligible countries according to the guidelines of each program. Internal Application forms can be found at the bottom of this webpage. The Centre for International Programs will submit the applications to Global Affairs Canada on behalf of the University.

Scholarship NameFor WhomU of G Internal Deadline
Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED)Students from ASEAN countriesFebruary
Emerging Leaders in the Americas ProgramStudents from Latin America and the CaribbeanMarch
Faculty Mobility For Partnership Building ProgramStudents from ELAP countries February
Canada-CARICOM Faculty Leadership ProgramFaculty or staff at post-secondary institutions in CARICOM countriesTBA (usally in Marchl)
Study in Canada ScholarshipsStudents from Algeria, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Egypt,
Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Libya, Morocco,
Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tunisia,
Turkey, Uganda, and Ukraine



  • Must be citizens of specific countries (please check the guidelines associated with each scholarship program).
  • who have obtained Canadian citizenship or who have applied for permanent residency in Canada are not eligible;
  • already participating in an exchange scholarship program funded by the Government of Canada are not eligible;
  • already enrolled in a degree or diploma program at a Canadian university or college are not eligible; and
  • must be enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution (for students) OR must be employed full-time as faculty for the Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program, OR as faculty or international managers/administrators for the CARICOM Faculty Leadership Program

Scholarship recipients:

  • must engage in full-time professional development, studies or research as defined by the Canadian institution;
  • must be proficient in the language of instruction at the Canadian institution (English or French) before their arrival in Canada, as the scholarship does not cover language training;
  • in pharmacy, medicine, dentistry or other health fields are excluded from clinical training or clinically-oriented research involving direct patient-care;
  • may not hold any other scholarship granted by the Government of Canada;
  • may arrive in Canada for the uptake of their award between June 1, 2021 but no later than February 1, 2022. Failure to arrive during this time may result in the cancellation of the scholarship. In exceptional cases, and with prior approval from DFATD, the arrival deadline may be extended to March 1, 2022;
  • must ensure that they have appropriate health insurance for the full duration of the scholarship, as per the policies of the Canadian institution; and
  • must focus primarily on full-time professional development, studies or research during their stay in Canada.

Important Information

  • For college and undergraduate applications, a written institutional collaboration and student exchange agreement or memorandum of understanding between the Canadian institution and the candidate’s home institution must be in place at the time of application. Please use the Study Abroad Program search to determine if we have an exisiting student exchange agreement with a specific institution.
  • For graduate applications, an inter-institutional agreement is not mandatory.
  • Applications submitted directly by a candidate or their home institution will not be accepted.
  • Scholarships cannot be deferred and are not renewable.
  • Priority will be given to candidates who have not previously received a scholarship under the Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program, the Canada-CARICOM Faculty Leadership Program, the Canada-Chile Leadership Exchange Scholarship or the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program.
  • Scholarships are not taxable for either the Canadian institution or the scholarship recipient.

Funding Available

The scholarship value varies depending on the duration and level of study.

The funding amounts for ELAP scholarships are:

  • $7,200 CAN for college, undergraduate or graduate students (Master’s and PhD) for a minimum of four months or one academic term of study or research; or
  • $9,700 CAN for graduate students (Master’s and PhD) for a period of five to six months of study or research.

The funding amounrs for the Canada-CARICOM Faculty Leadership Program

  • $2,700 CAN for faculty members from CARICOM member countries for two to three weeks of course work or research as part of their professional development; 
  • $2,700 CAN for international directors, managers or administrators from CARICOM member countries for two to three weeks of course work, or for a practicum in the area of internationalization of post-secondary institutions or student mobility as part of their professional development; or
  • $9,700 CAN for faculty members from CARICOM member countries for five to six months of study or research at the graduate level.

The funding amounts for the ASEAN (SEED) scholarships are:

  • CAD 10,200 for college, undergraduate or graduate students (Master’s and PhD) for a minimum of four months or one academic term of study or research;
  • CAD 12,700 for graduate students (Master’s and PhD) for a period of five to six months of study or research; or
  • CAD 15,900 for undergraduate and college students for a period of eight months or two academic terms of study or research.

The funding amounts for the Study in Canada scholarships are:

  • CAD 10,200 for college, undergraduate or graduate students (Master’s and PhD) for a minimum of four months or one academic term of study or research;
  • CAD 12,700 for graduate students (Master’s and PhD) for a period of five to six months of study or research; or

Submitting Your Application

Guelph faculty and interested candidates wishing to conduct research at the University of Guelph are encouraged to determine a mutually agreeable program of potential research interest before completing an application. Students interested in coming as researchers must contact and secure a Guelph faculty member who will act as their host and supervisor. Please note that applications must be submitted to Allison Broadbent, Study Abroad Manager at the Centre for International Programs by the appropriate deadlines listed above.

  • Use the internal application forms attached to this webpage and include all required supporting documents as outlined in the application
  • Applications received in the Centre for International Programs by the internal deadline date will be submitted to Global Affairs Canada by CIP on behalf of the University.

Internal Contacts

If you would like assistance with proposal development or have any questions please contact Allison Broadbent at abroadbe@uoguelph.ca

File attachments

 ASEAN Application Form.docx38.11 KB
 CARICOM Faculty Leadership application40.17 KB
 Faculty Mobility Program.docx37.03 KB
 ELAP Application Form.docx38.86 KB
 Study in Canada Application Form.docx39.67 KB
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