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International Exchange Program Opportunities

The Mount’s International Education Centre (IEC) is committed to enhancing the global engagement for the Mount students. We provide best services to the students for their study abroad and exchange programs.

What is an exchange program?

An exchange program allows you to study in another country for one semester and earn credits toward your degree. Students accepted for exchange programs pay Mount Saint Vincent University tuition and other fees and retain any Canadian financial aid they may have.

Students must be eligible for appropriate entry visas, if required, and are responsible for travel, living and other personal costs, including health care. Financial assistance is available as part of some of the university’s exchange agreements.

Where can you go?

There are a lot of different exchange opportunities that students can take advantage of. MSVU has partners across the world, and give students a chance to travel to countries like Austria, Spain, Denmark, and Korea. There are also summer exchange opportunities that students can also take part in.

How do exchange programs work?

First, you should contact and meet with your Exchange Advisor. You can schedule an appointment by contacting

To be eligible to apply, you need a GPA of min. 2.5 and sufficient electives free to take. You meet with us and we ensure you meet all the requirements and you help you narrow down the options of where you would like to study.

You will need to review the English-language course offerings and get approval from your department chair. Then, you can submit your exchange application and prepare study visa. Please read the Exchange Process page to know more details.

Why do an exchange?

It’s fun!

Why not take the chance to live in another country for a term? Shake up your academics with a fantastic opportunity to. Meet new people who are adventurous and globally curious, like you! Experience life in another country firsthand, and explore differences between cultures.

It’s smart!

Finish your degree with skills, experience, and awareness that will make you stand out in the job market. Exchanges allow you to build your cultural awareness, adaptability, problem solving and leadership skills to set your resume apart. Grow your professional network and prepare for an international career

It’s unique!

Going on exchange gives you the opportunity to use The Mount’s network in a pre-established pathway to live in another country. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to benefit from established processes, with Pre-approved transfer credits from partner institutions and full support pre-departure and settlement support from experienced advisors.