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Understanding the Concordia Student Exchange Program

Explore our resources to understand how a semester-based exchange works and how the experience can connect to your studies, what your best exchange options may be, and how to prepare an application!

How does a semester-based exchange work?

  • A semester-based exchange allows you to study overseas for one or two semesters at one of Concordia's exchange partner universities.
  • While on exchange, you remain enrolled at Concordia University and continue to pay tuition fees. No additional tuition fees are paid to the host university.
  • You are required to be enrolled in a standard full-time study load while on exchange and must be able to receive credit for the courses you plan to take on exchange. Your Concordia faculty will assess your host university course requests as part of the application process.
  • The grades you receive while on exchange do not count towards your Concordia GPA. If you successfully pass all of your pre-approved courses at the host university with the equivalent passing grade defined by your Concordia faculty, you should receive transfer credits towards your Concordia degree. Your GPA, however, will remain tas it was prior to you exchange.

Do your workout

Work your way through the Concordia Student Exchange Program Checklist to ensure you are preparing well. 

Watch the on-line information session

By watching following information session video, you will learn about:

  • the benefits of global learning
  • eligibility requirements
  • how to apply
  • Concordia's international student exchange partners
  • funding
  • and everything else you need to know about the program!

You can also download the CSEP information session presentation

This is an August 7, 2023 recording of the Concordia International Student Exchange (CSEP) information session. Closed Captions are available for this recording.
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