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Study Abroad

Study and research abroad

The world is your classroom

We offer specialized opportunities for science students as well as well-rounded science opportunities with partners around the world. 

The Global Learning Office's program finder provides listings of opportunities, funding guides, and dedicated advising support every step of the way from pre-departure to planning for your return to Calgary. 

Study abroad resources

What's available?

Exchange programs are usually 1-2 semesters in length, with academic courses transferred into your degree program. 

Group study programs are intensive, immersive experiences led by a UCalgary instructor. Travel with a group to complete UCalgary courses abroad for a truly ‘off-campus’ experience or complete hybrid or virtual programs. 

Research placements and internships vary in length but typically take place over 6-12 weeks. Under the supervision of an experienced faculty member, participate in novel research in your field. Most research placements are experience-based and do not offer academic credit.

Funding supports

Access funding through the IDEAS Fund to fuel your experiential activities and find additional funding sources for study and research abroad from UC International

Visit Study Abroad for more information

Global Community Challenge YYC

Join an international team of peers to create innovative solutions to real-world challenges facing local organizations in Calgary. 

Visit the Global Community Challenge site

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Study Abroad program finder

As a UCalgary student, you can explore the world by taking your studies beyond borders in one of our exciting exchange programs. You can spend a few weeks up to a full academic year studying abroad, immersing yourself in a different
culture, and building a network of colleagues and friends.


Start exploring

Coming to UCalgary

Help with course enrolment

Every year, we welcome exchange students from around the world to our faculty. Many courses offered by the Faculty of Science have pre-requisites that need to be satisfied for you to enrol. To help with the enrolment process, you can submit your request for pre-requisite review and supporting documents online. Please carefully review pre-requisites for courses using the University Calendar and provide copies of course outlines to help us assess your eligiblity. 

Connect with our community

We want you to make yourself at home. There are lots of great ways to connect with our student ambassadors through social media to make new friends and find out about events and professional development opportunities. The Science Collaborative Space is your community hub to study, connect, or relax – come join us!