Becoming a Student Exchange Partner Institution

Interested in Becoming a Student Exchange Partner Institution?

If you are interested in negotiating a exchange agreement with the University of Guelph, first visit the University of Guelph's information on academic programs to ensure your academic programs align with ours. If it seems a good fit, contact the Centre for International Programs to find out about next steps.

Here are some of the things we look for in new student exchange partners:

  • Internationally recognized and accredited institutions at the University level with academic programs which align well with University of Guelph Programs
  • Courses at the senior undergraduate (3rd and 4th year) or graduate level which are taught in English 
  • Partners who are not located in a region covered by a Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs Trade and Development travel warning
  • Partner institutions with a reciprocal interest in exchange such that it may be reasonable to assume that equal numbers of students will be exchanged in each direction
  • Partners must be able to offer an official transcript of the students' academic performance in perpetuity  (i.e. students should be able to obtain a transcript of their exchange courses several years after their time at the host University is completed)