University of Calgary

University of Calgary


Calgary, Alberta, CA



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    The University of Calgary has been an autonomous institution since 1966; the University ranks #9 in Canada in the 2019/2020 QS World Universities Ranking and is renowned for its research.

    The main campus is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with four campuses in the Calgary area and a fifth in Doha, Qatar. The Calgary campus occupies a beautiful setting with a view of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains and covers more than 200 hectares — an area larger than Calgary’s entire downtown.

    UCalgary offers exceptional facilities such as the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning: the first building in Canada dedicated solely to improving post-secondary teaching and learning.

    The Student Union at UCalgary provides essential services for students and manages MacHall (MacEwan Student Centre), students home away from home and the hub of student life on campus. Besides hosting a wide variety of food court choices, the SU also owns and operates the Den and Black Lounge, Bound and Copied, the Stör, That Empty Space, SU Clubs, MacEwan Conference and Event Centre and the Q Centre.

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    Calgary is one of Canada’s cleanest, safest, most culturally diverse urban centres, repeatedly ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a population of 1.2 million, it's also the largest city in Alberta and the third-largest municipality in Canada. The city hosts numerous festivals ranging from the well-established to many new and growing influences in art, theatre and music. The city’s youthful energy can be attributed to having the youngest and most highly educated residents of all Canadian cities. Calgary has the best of big-city living with the Rocky Mountains at its doorstep. Wide open prairies are just a short drive away. Visit the canyons of Drumheller or Banff National Park to ski, hike, cycle or just enjoy this charming town.

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    • Athabasca Glacier
    • Waterton Lakes National Park
    • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
    • Banff National Park
    • Calgary Stampede
    • Moraine Lake
    • Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
    • Miette Hot Springs
    • Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
    • Lake Louise
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    Canada is a country in the north of North America, extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and northward into the Arctic Ocean. It is the world's second largest country by total area, and shares the world's longest bi-national land border with the USA.

    As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated with the majority of its land area dominated by forest and tundra. Over 80% of its 37.6 million people are concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, with 70% residing within 100 kilometres of the US border. Both English and French are commonly spoken.

    Cities such as Montreal and Quebec located in the historically French part of Canada offer a European city experience in North America, along with the opportunity to develop language skills and explore a different culture. Canadians are renowned for being friendly and helpful, and Canada experiences very low crime and a high standard of living. The exchange rate is generally more favourable for Canada than the US, making it more affordable for students.

    Canada’s incredible range of natural wonders are perfect for exploring – it has the most coastline of any country, alongside famous mountain ranges, huge lakes, ancient forests, arctic lands, some desert and unique wildlife. Popular natural attractions include the Canadian Rocky Mountain parks, the Aurora Borealis, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Nahanni National Park Reserve, Cabot Trail, Niagara Falls, and Banff National Park.

    Did you know…..?
    Canada offers some amazing festivals and parties, including the Celebration of Light - the largest fireworks competition in the world. The Toronto International Film Festival is also a must-see for film, art, and media students.

    Canada is home to the Rocky Mountaineer, one of the most iconic railway journeys in the world!

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5


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Fall Semester (SP5)
August to December

Winter Semester (SP2)
January to April

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    • Accounting
    • Business and Environment
    • Business Technology Management
    • Cadastral Surveying
    • Canadian Studies
    • Communication and Media Studies
    • Computer Science
    • Dance, Drama and Film Studies
    • Data Science
    • Development Studies
    • Economics
    • Engineering
    • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
    • Film Studies
    • Finance
    • Geography
    • Law and Society
    • Languages and Linguistics
    • Marketing
    • Music
    • Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Science, Technology and Society
    • Sociology and Social Work


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    All students must meet standard exchange selection criteria and any host institution restrictions.

    Exchange students can only undertake courses offered at the Main Campus or the Foothills Campus.

    UniSA Business students have greater access to the courses offered by Haskayne School of Business except for the MBA program.

    Courses from the following faculties are not available for exchange,

    • The Cumming School of Medicine
    • The Faculty of Nursing
    • The Werklund School of Education
    • Graduate Level courses (600 and higher)
    • Law Courses

    Social Work Courses (apart from Foundation Soical Work Courses) are unavailable to students.

    Several course restrictions apply. Please see here for full list of restricted courses.  

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    • UniSA academic transcript
    • Passport
    • English language proficiency (if applicable)
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    Most courses are half credit courses, 3 credit hours. The means that students are in class 3 hours per week for a total of 13 weeks. Each half course usually has a total of 39 hours.

    Calgary recommend that exchange students take no more than four courses but to be considered full-time a student needs to take at least three courses per term. Therefore, we recommend that:

    • 4 courses is equivalent to 18 UniSA units
    • 3 courses is equivalent to 13.5 units
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    You must submit an official English test that meets UCalgary's minimum required score. Most international students use tests such as IELTS, TOEFL iBT, or TOEFL PBT. Please click the button below to view a full list of accepted tests and minimum scores. 

    Please note:

    • TOEFL ITP cannot be accepted
    • TOEFL "MyBest Scores" cannot be accepted
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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5


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Autumn/Winter: -15°c to -5°c  
Spring/Summer: 20°c to 30°c  

$ Canadian Dollar (CAD)  

Local language/s
French | English 

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    University of Calgary offers airport pick up from Calgary International Airport. To book this service please contact Calgary International Student Services.  
    More information on how to get to the campus can be found here

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    You may apply as soon as your exchange application is submitted. If you have any questions about residence or your application status, please email
    If you are attending for Fall semester only: Your residence application may be waitlisted. This is because rooms are allocated to full-year students first. Please be patient! You will be contacted by June with a room assignment. Please see here or here for more information on residence services. 
    You are not obligated to live on campus during your exchange at UCalgary. If you prefer to arrange your accommodations independently, please see here for more information.  

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to University of Calgary, instead you will pay tuition as you would normally at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur:  

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $2600
    Accommodation $2000 per semester 
    Meals/Groceries (On-campus unlimited meal plan) $2300 per month 
    Transportation (UPass) $168 per month 
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc. $300 a month

    More information can be found here.

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    You may be eligible to receive additional grants or scholarships to fund your experience. For more information please see the funding and scholarships website.

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website.  
    Please click here to read the travel insurance policy. 
    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here
    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 

    Please see here for additional insurance information from UCalgary.  

UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5


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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advise. Please see below links for more information.  
Australian Government DFAT brief on Canada is available here.  
Canada High Commissions website can be found here.  
University of Calgary student visa FAQ is available here

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the Smartraveller website. 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5


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University of Calgary Summer school

The purpose of this program is to highlight Haskayne’s international profile and showcase our entrepreneurship teaching excellence. The program will begin the week following the Calgary Stampede, so students can experience our Western culture and the Canadian Rockies in addition to the entrepreneurial course itself. There will be a variety of learning activities, as well as welcome and farewell receptions. It will be a true international experience for both Canadian and international students. Come and join our MBA students for this one-of-a-kind opportunity to study and form friendship in the heart of the Rockies!

MBA International Summer Program  
Calgary, Canada 
UniSA Application Deadline:
Program has now passed. Listed here for reference purposes only.

Program Dates:
26th June – 4th August, 2023
6 weeks


6 ECTS (see credit note below)

Program Fee:
No program fee

Mode of delivery: 
Language of Instruction: 
Program Website: U Calgary website
Program Brochure: Not currently available
Credit Notes:
3 credits per course, students are free to choose which courses to take
*7.5 ECTS is equal to 4.5 UniSA units

Program Fee Information:
Part of student exchange agreement. Students stay enrolled at, and pay normal tuition fees, to UniSA.

Funding Available:
OS-HELP loans are available for eligible students.
This program is part of student exchange agreement - students stay enrolled at, and pay normal tuition fees, to UniSA.
Eligibility Criteria:
All students must meet standard short-term exchange selection criteria and any host institution requirements. 
MBA or graduate students in business are eligible to apply.

Other Information:
Exchange places are dependant on availability – other program fees apply, see partner website for details. 
Final credit pre-approval to be determined by your Program Director

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