Profile: University of Calgary

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On Campus:10%
  • Fall 09/11-12/21
  • Spring 01/08-04/26

Tuition & Payments

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Campus Profile

The University of Calgary, one of Canada's largest, with 30,000 students in 200+ programs, is ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world by the 2017 QS Rankings. Situated on 530 acres in northwest Calgary, many buildings are interconnected by enclosed walkways. The university is a 10-15 minute transit ride to the city centre and a short walk to one of Calgary's major shopping malls. In addition to state-of-the-art libraries, the U of C features some of the finest athletic facilities in the country (a legacy of the 1988 Winter Olympics) including an Olympic speed skating oval, two Olympic-sized ice rinks, tennis courts, an Olympic-size swimming pool, weight rooms, jogging tracks and an indoor climbing wall, as well as an extensive intramural sports program and over 300 student clubs. The U of C has graduated 150,000 alumni, including the former Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, and Canadian astronaut, Robert Thirsk.

COSTS: Costs are given in Canadian dollars

Campus Location - Located in Western Canada where the Rocky Mountains end and the Prairies begin, Calgary (pop. 1.3 million) offers arts, culture and lots of outdoor recreation, with 5 major ski resorts within 3 hours of campus.

Helpful Information - Please see for useful information on courses (and course restrictions).

On-campus housing is in high demand and is not guaranteed for exchange students. Students wishing to live on campus should apply immediately upon placement (or even before placement) in order to have the best chance of securing on-campus housing.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology, Archaeology, Primatology

Area Studies: African Studies, Asian/Oriental Studies, Canadian Studies, Chinese Studies (minor), Cinema and Cultural Studies, East Asian Literature/Studies, First Nation Studies, Heritage Studies, International Studies, Japanse Studies (minor), Latin American Studies, Native American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art History, Fine Art

Athletics: Exercise Science, Fitness and Sports Science

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Botany/Plant Sciences, Cell Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Human Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biosciences, Physiology, Zoology

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Film, Mass Communication

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Atmospheric Sciences, Earth Science, Geology, Geosciences, Science

Economics: Economics, Environmental Economics, International Economics, Resource Economics

English: Creative Writing, English, Linguistics, Literature, Poetry, Writing

Environmental Studies: Conservation Biology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences

Foreign Language: Arabic (some courses), Chinese, Classical Languages, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Romance Languages, Russian, Spanish

General Studies: Classical Studies, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Spanish Literature

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Kinesiology

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Applications, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Information Systems

International Studies: International Relations, International Studies

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Economics, Mathematics, Pure Math, Statistics

Museum Studies: Museum Studies

Performing Arts: Dance, Dramatic Literature, Music History, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Astrophysics, Geophysics, Physics

Political Science: Government, International Affairs/Relations, International Studies, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs, Public Policy Studies

Psychology: Human Development, Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Science, Social Work, Sociology, Womens Studies

Closed Programs
Education, Engineering, Environmental Design (Architecture), Business, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and Veterinary Medicine.

Schulich School of Engineering and Faculty of Kinesiology are highly competitive and NSE students will have very restricted access to courses in those areas. Fine Arts courses are also limited and an audition or portfolio is required for registration.

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Non-Native English Speakers Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/22/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $50 Year Plan B Mandatory
Transportation Fee: $140 Semester Plan B Mandatory

Financial Aid
Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
Housing is not guaranteed for exchange students and is allocated on a first come, first served basis. Students are recommended to apply for housing online ( immediately upon acceptance.

Meal Plans Per Semester

Notes About Meal Plans
Meal plan purchase is required for students living in dormitory-style residence, but not for apartment-style residence. See for details.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.