Inbound Opportunities

Mount Royal welcomes students from our 61 partners in 27 countries 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! 





From the classroom to the Rocky Mountains, Mount Royal University can provide an exciting, enriching, and well-rounded exchange experience for everyone!
 Studying abroad is all about connecting with new people, exchanging ideas, and trying new things. We provide plenty of opportunities for these experiences.

  • Connect with Canadian and international students in our International Student Support Centre (ISSC), the vibrant hub of the international community at Mount Royal University. The ISSC is a space on campus that is open to all students to hang out, study, and exchange cultures, languages, and stories.
  • Try a new sport, like rock climbing or pickleball, at Recreation. Rec has something for everyone.
  • Study with breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains or cozy up with a book next to the fireplace in our new Riddell Library and Learning Centre.
  • Feel the energy and school spirit as you cheer on the Cougars with us at a home game.
  • Exercise your creativity and experiment with new tools and technologies, ranging from sewing machines to 3D printers, in the Maker Studio located inside the Riddell Library and Learning Centre.
  • Experience the world-renowned Rocky Mountains with your new friends from all over the world.
  • Connect with Mount Royal University students through the Student Association of Mount Royal University's many clubs and learn about what they love to do outside of school.
  • Maximize your academic experience by engaging with professors in our small classes.

"Calgary is a very easy going city where you will easily feel at home with the beautiful nature it has to offer in summer and winter it’s a great option. I left Mount Royal with the grades and hands-on work experience that gave me freedom to decide what to do next. No matter what you’re planning next, you can hit the ground running. Mount Royal offers skills that prepare you for your career and academic dreams. Mount Royal made me feel like I belong there.” - Leroy, exchange student from HZ University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands, Winter 2020
“Studying abroad has been one of the best experiences of my life. Getting to know a different country and its culture, leaving my comfort zone, and making friends from around the world are some of the best things that Canada and my exchange program gave me. The experience and the challenges I faced also played a key factor on my personal and professional growth.” Ana, exchange student from ITESO (Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente), Mexico, Fall 2019



  1. Be nominated by your home university.
    Mount Royal must receive a nomination form from the individual who handles exchanges at your home university. If you are unsure if you have been nominated, contact them immediately. 

  2. Complete Mount Royal University's exchange application form. 
    You will be emailed the application form by the exchange coordinator. You must:
    1. meet Mount Royal's English requirements
    2. provide your most recent transcript
    3. complete the application in full

  3. Receive your letter of acceptance from Mount Royal. 
    You will receive this letter via email if you have all of the requirements for admission to Mount Royal.

  4. Research and complete the course preferences sheet. 
    Studying at another university gives you the opportunity to take courses that aren't available at home: see the world from a Canadian perspective! You are responsible for understanding how many courses you must take to satisfy your home university requirements. 

  5. Apply to Residence and pay a deposit once you are accepted.
    You can apply directly to Mount Royal Residence Services. In communication with their office, make sure to indicate that you are an exchange student.

Important information

Check entry requirements. You will require immigration documentation to enter Canada. Review your requirements. You may need a letter of acceptance from Mount Royal to apply for these documents.

Ensure your passport is valid. Generally, a passport should be valid for at least 6 months after you leave Canada.

Purchase your return flight from Calgary (YYC). Book your return flight no earlier than the last day of the exam period.



Visit our list of critical academic dates so you never miss a deadline.

Learn when you can move into Residence.