Inbound Exchange Students (to MRU)
Program Information for Inbound Exchange Students (coming to MRU)
Mount Royal welcomes students from our 57 partners in 27 countries and CONAHEC partners from around the world to study at our state of the art Lincoln Park Campus, with breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains. We are certain that our reputation for excellence in teaching and learning, as well as our multinational and multicultural diversity will enrich your Mount Royal experience and offer an unforgettable study abroad experience!
- March 1 (Study at MRU for the Fall semester from September - December)
- October 1 (Study at MRU for Winter semester from January - April)
Nomination process of student for Exchange Program at MRU
Bilateral Partners with MOU
- Please email Kathleen Cobb (firstname.lastname@example.org) to nominate your student(s) before the deadline and an application package will be emailed to you.
- Please nominate the student first through the CONAHEC site
- Information for Canada - Chile Leadership Exchange Scholarship for 2017-2018
- Information for Canada - CARICOM Leadership Exchange Scholarship for 2017-2018
- Information for Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) for 2017-2018
- Visit your study abroad office at your home University and find out how to apply to your home University study abroad program.
- Your home University will nominate you for exchange to MRU through our nomination process (see Nominate a student above).
- MRU Exchange Programs Coordinator will confirm the nomination with the Partner and send the student the formal application package with details via email.
- All required and supplementary documents are due by August 1 for Fall semester and December 1 for Winter semester including: English Proficiency, Letter of Recommendation, Exchange Application completed, and current transcripts received all via scan and sent via email - if documents are not received on time the student may need to defer their exchange to the following semester.
Information for Inbound Exchange Students planning to attend MRU
- We highly recommend all exchange students to live on campus because as an exchange student will be better able to build a social network and become involved very easily into the MRU student community.
- The convenience of living on campus at MRU especially if you are only here for 1 or 2 semesters is invaluable.
- We do not recommend exchange students live off campus unless they are living with family or friends that are established in Calgary
- When to apply to live in Residence as an exchange student? After you receive your Letter of Acceptance with your MRU ID#
- Check out MRU Residence
- NEW for Fall 2017 - Early Arrival Option to Residence at MRU - Exchange Program students have the option to arrive up to two weeks early to MRU Residences (after August 21, 2017). The cost is approximately $30/night in addition to the Residence Fees.
Flights & Getting to MRU
- You can purchase your flight to Calgary after you have
- Letter of Acceptance to MRU and
- Required entry documents to Canada such as: passport; Visa; Study Permit; eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization)
As of August 2015 - we no longer offer airport pick up service to MRU - sorry for any inconvenience, however taxi service from the airport YYC is very reliable.
- Taxi service in Calgary from the airport is fantastic, easy to use, readily available, and there is always someone there to assist you in getting a taxi. The cost to MRU from the Calgary airport is approximately $55-60.
- The coverage dates are based on semester dates and arrival & departure information. Dates can easily be adjusted and extended as required.
- Students can have coverage in other countries they plan to visit while in Canada on their exchange program such as the USA.
- The cost is approximately $225/semester.
- U-Pass (2017) $140
- To obtain the U-Pass as an exchange student you will need your MRU Campus ID card and your Letter of Acceptance detailing that you are at MRU on an Exchange
- You will pick up your U-Pass after your arrival to Calgary within the first days of the semester from Parking & Transportation located in EA 1016
Please visit the Canadian consulate or embassy near you for the most up-to-date information.
About Citizenship and Immigration Canada CIC
Do you need an eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization (new as of March 15, 2016)
Do you need a visa to enter Canada?
Do you need a study permit to study in Canada?
Do you need to change your status and extend your stay in Canada as a student?
Do you need to change your status and extend your stay in Canada as a visitor?
Please also consider any country to transit - change flights - land - transfer - layover - and ensure that you have the appropriate documents for those countries as well. For example: United States (USA Visas)
- Fees will vary and should be expected for all travel and entry documents.
|October 15 (deadline extended||Deadline to nominate a student for inbound Exchange Winter 2018|
|October 29|| |
Course registration for Fall semester opens for new students (exchange students)
Residence Fees due for Fall semester
All other Fees due for Fall semester
|January 2||Move Into Residence - 9 am - 4:30 pm|
|January 3||New Student Orientation (mandatory for all Exchange students, $35 will apply)|
|January 4||First day of classes - CREDIT|
Last day to adjust registration (add/drop courses) & all Fees due
Rocky Mountain Day Trip (optional; $100 cost)
|Family Day - university closure|
|February 21||Winter Final Examination Schedule posted on MYMRU|
Deadline for nominations from partners for exchange to MRU for Fal
|March 16||Last day to withdraw from courses in the Winter Semester with an award of "W" grade(s)|
|April 2||Easter Monday - university closure|
|April 9||Last day of Winter Semester classes|
|April 11-21||Winter Final Examination period|
|Mandatory Fees |
|Other fees to consider |
- As an inbound exchange student you have full access to MRU Recreation.
- There is a large variety of activities available to keep you active and healthy during your exchange at MRU! We are certain you will enjoy the use of this facility!
- To access MRU Recreation you will need your MRU Campus Card (ID card) which you will get once your arrive at MRU
- Check out MRU Recreation
Academic Advising Services - Academic advisors are available to help with course selection, program planning, and educational goal setting.
Office of Student Success - The Office of Student Success helps students learn what is available on campus to support them, and help them navigate these resources. They work closely with staff and faculty to better understand students and how to help them be successful.
Student Counselling Services - Student counsellors are available to assist you with identifying and achieving your realistic academic, career, educational and personal goals. Counsellors provide crisis intervention, personal, career, and educational counselling, and a variety of workshops.
Student Learning Services - Student Learning Services can help you to understand your coursework better, develop stronger studying and writing skills, and connect with experienced professionals in your field.
- As an exchange student if you select to have insurance through us you would have free access to the doctors and nurses (Health Services) here on campus plus we have a pharmacy on campus in Wyckham House called Wyckham Pharmacy. Direct billing for prescriptions is available with MRU insurance policy.
- Also available for exchange students is student counseling, chiropractic care, physiotherapy, athletic therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, mental health resources and support (fees may apply)
- To access Health Services you will need your MRU Campus Card (ID card) and your insurance policy card through MRU
- Please note that if you have insurance outside of MRU (from your home country) you will have to pay up front for medical services and apply for a reimbursement through your insurance company
- Check out MRU Wellness services
- Fall 2014 inbound exchange student videos about Exchange at MRU
- Inbound Exchange Student Story on Studying Social Work in Canada