Application Procedures - Inbound Exchange Students

Inbound Exchange Application Procedure

To come on exchange to the University of Manitoba you must be enrolled at one of our partner institutions. Your home university must first nominate you to go on exchange, so you will need to contact them for details on the application procedure.

Your application will be reviewed by our office and then be sent to the faculty/faculties in which you wish to take courses for approval. Admission to certain faculties is limited. Please check with the Exchange Coordinator before submitting your application.

If you are accepted, an acceptance letter will be sent to your home university's Exchange Coordinator.

Application Periods

March 1 - April 15: for September start date (Fall Term) and January start date
(Winter term)
August 15 - September 1: for January start date (Winter Term)
January 1-15: for May/June start date (Summer Term)


We have introduced an online application. Please contact us for the most up-to-date application information.

A nomination from your home university’s exchange coordinator should be sent to us by email prior to the application period. Your nomination should include: Names, current year of study, level of study (undergrad/graduate), Exchange term(s), area of study at your home institution and at the U of M.

Within the Online Application Portal

Application for Exchange Student Admission
Access to our online application portal will be provided to you directly by email, after receiving nomination from your home university Exchange Coordinator.

Transcripts of Courses and Grades/Results 
This document must be in English or an official translated copy. Upload this document as a .pdf

Study Plan
This document lists the courses you are interested in taking during your exchange. Upload this document as a .pdf. A template is provided.

Personal Statement
1-2 page personal statement of intent, uploaded as a .doc - include the following:

• Why do you want to come to the U of M on exchange?

• What personal, academic, and professional goals do you hope to achieve on exchange at the U of M?

Proof of English Language Proficiency
For many students, proof of English proficiency is required, uploaded as a .pdf. See links below for details & exceptions:

• Undergraduate
• Graduate

Additional Required Documents for Graduate-Level Students (Master and PhD)
In Canada, graduate and undergraduate programs are clearly separated. In order to apply for a graduate program at the University of Manitoba, you must submit proof of your undergraduate transcript/record of grades. Upload as a .pdf

You must also provide proof of acceptance to your graduate program. This letter should be on official letterhead confirming your status as a graduate-level student. This letter should include information on the structure and focus of your particular program. It can be written by your exchange coordinator or your supervisor at your home university. Upload as a .pdf

Most exchange students choose to live on campus in one of the University of Manitoba's residences. If you are interested please complete the online application for residence accommodation

International Student Exchange Program
International Centre
University of Manitoba
541 University Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2