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Current students at one of Laurier's exchange partner institutions are invited to participate in the student exchange program at Laurier for one or more terms:

  • A fall term exchange is from September to December.
  • A winter term exchange is from January to April.
  • A fall-winter exchange is from September to April.

Find out the application deadlines and your next steps for applying to come to Laurier on exchange. You can also come to Laurier from non-exchange partner institutions, though the process is a bit different. We look forward to welcoming you to Laurier!

Deadlines for 2024/25 Student Exchange

Partners can nominate exchange students to Laurier at anytime. To provide the best service to students who must apply for a visa to study in Canada, Laurier has the following nomination and application dates.

For Students Studying Fall (Sept-Dec) 2024 and Winter (Jan-Apr) 2025

For Students Studying Only Winter (Jan-Apr) 2025

We understand that delays with processing visitor visas to Canada and impacting students and we can be flexible with deadlines. If you anticipate that you require an alternative timeline, please email Mike Boylan, Coodinator, Global Engagement Programming.

Apply for Exchange at Laurier

This information is for students at institutions that have exchange agreements with Laurier.

Submit the Nomination Form

The online nomination form must be completed and submitted by your institution's student exchange coordinator, who will be your nominator. Nomination forms submitted by students will not be accepted.

Submit the Online Application

We will send both you and your nominator a link to the online application within a week following the nomination deadline.

You are responsible for completing and submitting the application by the deadline. You also need to include your preferred courses on the application and should consult with your home institution academic advisor.

We will work to have you enroled in your top courses but there is no guarantee they will be available. We will contact you regarding course registration prior to the start of your exchange term.

Receive Your Letter of Acceptance

We will provide you with a letter of acceptance as well as pre-arrival communications covering accommodations, international orientation and more within two weeks after the application deadline.

Students from Non-Exchange Partner Institutions

If you are interested in studying at Laurier for one or more terms but your institution doesn't have an exchange agreement with Laurier, you may be eligible to study at Laurier on a letter of permission.

You will need to submit an application for admission through the Ontario Universities Application Centre and your home university will need to submit a letter of permission and a transcript to Enrolment Services, Wilfrid Laurier University.

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