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Application Process

Algoma University welcomes students from across the globe while supporting Algoma students to study, research and internship abroad!  There is an application process for both types of exchange programs as outlined below.


Taylor Jaehrling & Heather Douglas
Coordinator, Global Engagement & Mobility
[email protected]

Eligibility Requirements

Exchange programs are open to any Algoma University student who meets the following criteria:

  • Full-time, degree-seeking student 
  • Minimum cumulative average of 70%
  • Completed at last one year of full-time study (24 Algoma U credits) at Algoma University by the start of the exchange semester. 
    • Please note: transfer credit courses will not count towards the required minimum credit requirement for an exchange semester.
Application Process

Applications are to be submitted each year before the application deadline and must include the following documents:

In addition to the required application form, students must also submit the following documents via email at [email protected] before the deadline. 

  • Copy of academic transcript (unofficial) 
  • A letter of recommendation from an Algoma University faculty member

Before applying, please begin your research on available mobility programs at our partner institutions. You will be asked your preferred destinations in the application form. Please note that each institution does not offer all programs, it is also recommended that you set up a meeting with a Global Mobility Coordinator to discuss your options prior to the deadline. 


Email [email protected]


Algoma University welcomes exchange students from international partner universities with whom there is a bilateral exchange agreement. Exchange studies do not lead to an Algoma U degree but will be counted towards the exchange student’s degree in their home university. Exchange studies may consist of courses, a final thesis, and/or project work.

All nominations for student exchanges must come from the international office of the applicant’s home institution. Students wishing to participate in an exchange with Algoma U must contact their own International Office first.

Length of the Exchange

The length of a study exchange may be one or two semesters, depending on the terms of the bilateral agreement between Algoma U and the partner university concerned:

  • Fall semester (September – December)
  • Winter semester (January – April)

All incoming exchange students must be nominated by their host institution by the deadlines below. Once a student has been nominated, the International Affairs office will connect directly with the student with application details. 

Application Details: 

Students will be asked to complete the application form, and email the following documents by the application deadline to [email protected]

  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (requirements can be found here)
  • A copy of an official transcript or academic summary from home institution 
  • Copy of passport 

Nomination and Application deadlines:

Nomination of Incoming Student Deadlines:

Fall semester/full year: March 31

Winter semester: October 1

Application deadlines: 

Fall semester/full year: April 15

Winter semester: October 15

Currently, Algoma University offers the international exchange program at our Sault Ste. Marie campus only

On campus housing is required for all incoming exchange students. Please note that space is limited so it is required to apply well before the residence application deadline. 

For more information on housing and the application deadlines each year, please visit https://algomau.ca/students/residence-life/

Fall and Winter courses are available for you and your advisor’s review at your home institution. Exchange students’ course registration will be confirmed after they arrive at Algoma U. The detailed timetables (with course days, times, names of teachers, classrooms, etc.) and all instructions will be given during the Exchange Student Orientation Week.