Undergraduate Exchange: Application Process

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester exchange: Feb. 15
  • Winter semester exchange: Sept. 15

Eligibility for Exchange
Students enrolled in any of our undergraduate business programs may be eligible to participate in an international exchange. Exchange semesters are normally completed in students’ final year of studies.

  • B.Comm.(Co-op.) students: Terms 5, 6 (most common), or 7. Graduation may be delayed for those students who choose to participate during Term 7. The Academic Programs Office (APO) can provide additional information.
  • BBA students: At least 72 credit hours (24 courses) must be completed.
  • iBBA students: At least 72 credit hours (24 courses) must be completed. Students who have completed more than 96 credit hours in the iBBA program, and have not participated in an exchange, should contact the APO as soon as possible..

Any undergraduate student considering an exchange term should consult with the APO to ensure it will fit with their program of study.

Selection Criteria

  1. Academic performance: To be eligible to participate in an exchange semester, undergraduate students must be in good academic standing and meet the following criteria:
    • BBA and B.Comm. (Co-op.) students: Must have a minimum average of 65% over the last 15 courses (45 credit hours)
    • iBBA students: Must have a minimum average of 65% over the last 10 courses (30 credit hours)
  2. Demonstrated interest: Students are required to provide a detailed essay explaining why they have selected a particular exchange location. Written summaries of the country, school, courses and preparation for exchange must be included.

Application Process

Completed application forms should be submitted to the APO in-person (BN-1015) or via email. Students are encouraged to contact the APO for guidance in advance of applying. Applicants will be notified of their application decision at their @mun.ca email address approximately two to three weeks after the applicable deadline.

Late applications received may be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on availability and partner school deadlines. Connect with the APO prior to submitting a late application.

Questions may be directed to international.business@mun.ca.

After Acceptance
Successful applicants will be emailed exchange acceptance and deposit forms from the APO. Forms must be completed and returned to the APO no later than the deadline specified by the APO (normally one week after notification).

Once completed forms are returned to the APO, selected applicants will then be nominated to the appropriate partner institution. The partner will then contact the student with instructions on applying to that institution, among other important information.

The cost of studying abroad can be minimized with financial assistance. Undergraduate students participating in an exchange may be eligible for some scholarships specifically for business students studying abroad. Visit the Faculty of Business Administration's scholarship listings and the Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards Office website for more details.


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Tel: (709) 864-8000