The University of Calgary, one of Canada's largest, with 31,000 students in more than 60 academic departments, is ranked as the top Canadian University by the 2013 QS Top 50 Under 50. 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. 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, a triple gymnasium, a yoga studio, an Olympic-size swimming pool, weight rooms, jogging tracks and an indoor climbing wall, as well as an extensive intramural sports program and over 225 student clubs. The U of C has graduated 150,000 alumni, including the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, and Canadian astronaut, Robert Thirsk.
COSTS: Costs are given in Canadian dollars.
One of the strongest economic regions in Canada, Calgary (pop. 1.3 million) offers arts, culture and lots of outdoor recreation, with 5 major Rocky Mountain ski resorts within 3 hours of campus.
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.
Available Tuition Payment Plans
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out
Placement availabilities may change at any time. Please reference the school's profile page on NSE.org for updated information.
These prices are estimates and are subject to change. Please reference the host university site for accurate details.
Programs of Study Open to NSE Students
For an accurate list of programs of study open to NSE students, please reference the list of "Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students" on the NSE School Profile for University of Calgary.
This list is maintained by the host NSE coordinator and is kept up-to-date. All classes taken while on an NSE exchange will transfer back as LSU credit. The LSU NSE coordinator will work with you to determine course equivalencies.
For a full list of special conditions, please visit www.NSE.org and search the NSE section of the APA website.
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
Official transcript required at placement
Full-year exchange Accepted
Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
Non-Native English Speakers
TOEFL: must have a score of 560 paper, 220 computer or 83 Internet