Attend Mount Allison as an exchange student | Mount Allison

Attending Mount Allison means studying at one of Canada's top undergraduate universities.

If you're a student from one of Mount Allison's partner institutions, you're eligible to come to Mount Allison as an exchange student for a semester or a full academic year.

You'll receive credit towards your home degree and continue to pay tuition and fees at your home university.

List of partner universities
  • BI Norwegian Business School
  • Bilkent University
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • City University Hong Kong
  • Dongguk University
  • Ewha Womans University
  • Ferris University
  • Fudan University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Karls Eberhard Universität Tübingen
  • Killam Fellowship
  • Kwansei Gakuin University
  • Mid-Sweden University
  • Minzu University
  • NordAkademie
  • Philips Universitat Marburg
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
  • The Hague Univeristy of Applied Sciences (IB)
  • The Hague University of Applied Sciences (ES)
  • Universidad de Extremadura
  • Universidad de San Fransicso de Quite (USFQ)
  • Université Angers
  • Université de Strasbourg (IEP) Sciences Po
  • University of Bahamas
  • University of Kent
  • University of Limerick
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Otago
  • University of Southern Denmark
  • University of Stirling
  • University of Tasmania
  • Waseda University

If your university or college is not one of our partner universities, you can come to Mount Allison as a visiting international student for one or two semesters. As a free-moving student, you will have to pay international student tuition to Mount Allison.


Mount Allison's 2021-2022 Exchange Program

Fall 2021 Term

  • Arrival date: Aug. 29
  • International Orientation: Aug. 30-Sept. 2
  • University Orientation: Sept. 3-7
  • Classes begin: Sept. 7
  • Exam period: Dec. 9-18

Winter 2022 Term

  • Arrival date: Jan. 7
  • Orientation: Jan. 8-10
  • Classes begin: Jan. 10
  • Exam period: April 11-21
Contact information
Name of University Mount Allison University
International Office address Mount Allison International Centre
62 York St., Sackville, NB
E4L 1E2, CANADA
International Office phone 1-506-364-2176
Office contact emails Incoming student coordinator
Ms. Robin Walker, rwalker@mta.ca
Instagram @mta.intl
Facebook @mounta.intl

 

Nomination and application information

Nomination procedure — for home university

In order to nominate students, a nomination for exchange or study abroad form must be completed by the Study Abroad Advisor or Exchange Administrator from the university co-ordinating the exchange student application process to Mount Allison University.

Nominations should be received by April 15 for the fall term and September 15 for the winter term.

Application procedure — for students

Application deadlines for admission:

  • Fall term: May 15
  • Winter term: Oct. 15

To apply: exchange students admissions

Requirements:

Academic and course-related information

Course restrictions

None. Please note we do not offer Master's level courses for exchange students. Exchange students can take any upper year undergraduate courses at Mount Allison provided they have the appropriate pre-requisites from their home university.

Credits and course information

  • Minimum full-time course load: 9 credits per semester (3 courses)
  • Maximum full-time course load: 15 credits per semester (5 courses)

Please note: Exchange students should plan to take a minimum of three courses per term and a maximum of five courses. Most Mount Allison students take five courses per term. Exchange students are encouraged to speak to their home university to find out how many courses/credits they should be registered in while on exchange in order to fulfill home university requirements.

Additional course information

Exchange students can take courses in a variety of programs or subjects while at Mount Allison. They are not limited to one faculty or program. Students can mix and match courses based on their interests; however, students must have appropriate pre-requisites. This means that students must have taken a similar course at their home university. All Bachelor’s degrees at Mount Allison are four-year programs and students typically declare a major and a minor after their second year. Typically, first year courses at Mount Allison start with the number 1, second year courses, start with the number 2, third
year courses start with a 3 and fourth year courses start with a 4.

Academic calendar and finding available courses

The Academic Calendar is available online; however, not all courses that are in the Academic Calendar will be offered each year, therefore it is advisable for exchange students to find available courses for the term they are on exchange.

Course registration

The course calendar for the 2021-2022 academic year is available beginning in April 2021. Exchange students are asked to list the courses they are interested in taking on the exchange application. However, they will only be registered in courses once they have received an offer letter and have paid their registration deposit. Typically exchange students who will come for the fall term will be registered in courses in July and students who will come for the winter term will be registered in November/December. Ms. Robin Walker will assist students with the course registration process and will contact students once they have paid their deposit to confirm their course list.

Questions? Contact Ms. Robin Walker at rwalker@mta.ca.

Costs, accommodations, and arrival

Approximate cost of exchange for one term based on 2019-20 fees

Exchange student fees for one term Cost in CAD
Registration Deposit (non-refundable) -$100
Housing Deposit (one term) -$250
Residence (Double Room) $2,635.50
Residence Service Fees $319
Meal Plan Fee $2,490.50
Student Organization Fees $401.25
Int’l Student Basic Medical Coverage $355
Other Student Services Fees $561.50
Textbooks (approx. based on 5 courses) $750
APPROXIMATE TOTAL COST $6,844 CAD

Fee payment

After they receive their offer letter, exchange students should pay (through Flywire):

  • $100 registration deposit
  • $250 housing deposit  for one term OR $500 housing deposit for the full year

Students will then pay the remainder of their student fees owing (housing, meal plan, and student fees) approximately two weeks after the term begins.

Accommodations

On-campus residence rooms are guaranteed for exchange students. Once exchange students have paid the registration and housing deposits they can complete the residence application and will be placed in a room in one of the eight on campus residences.

Arrival

Airport pick-up service from the Moncton International Airport is complementary when students register for International Orientation.


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