We know that our best student exchange agreements begin with collegial relationships between Guelph faculty and their colleagues abroad. The Centre for International Programs can guide you through the steps of establishing a new program for students. Once the exchange partnership is established, the Centre also administers the program and coordinates student applications, placement, orientation and credit transfer.
An exchange requires a formal agreement between the University of Guelph and an international university that allows us to exchange students each year. Guelph students, can take courses on exchange at one of our partner universities and transfer credits back to their Guelph degree when they return. Students pay their regular tuition fees to their home University and take courses at the host university. For an exchange program to be viable, there has to be a reasonable expectation that the numbers of students exchanged over the life of the agreement (usually 5 years) will be approximately equal. If courses and programs at the other institution do not align with Guelph courses or if courses are not offered in English, it is unlikely the exchange will be successful.
Student exchange agreements must be approved by the Centre for International Programs before they are signed by the President.
For more information about establishing a new student exchange agreement or other types of academic cooperation contact the Study Abroad Manager, Centre for International Programs