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2021/22 Student Exchange Program Update

Wilfrid Laurier University is now accepting nominations for fall 2021 and full-year 2021/22 exchange students. Due to the global pandemic, there is uncertainty about the 2021/22 academic year. For now, we are moving ahead with nominations and will be providing updates to our partners as details are confirmed.

International Student Exchanges

If you are currently a student at one of Laurier's partner schools, we would like to invite you to participate in our student exchange program.

If you are interested in studying at Laurier for one term or a year, but your institution does not have an exchange agreement with Laurier, you may be eligible to register at Laurier on a letter of permission. You will need to submit an application for admission to the Ontario Universities Application Centre and your home university will need to submit a letter of permission and a transcript to Enrolment Services, Wilfrid Laurier University.

We look forward to welcoming you to Laurier!

How to Apply

This information is for students at universities that have exchange agreements with Laurier.

  1. Ask your university's exchange coordinator to complete the online nomination form.
  2. Laurier International will send both you and the nominator a link to the online application within the week following the nomination deadline (see below). 
    • Students are responsible for the completing the application by the deadline.
    • Students will need to submit their preferred courses on the application and should consult with their home academic advisor.
    • We will work to have you enrolled in your top course choices, but there is no guarantee they will be available. We will be in contact with you regarding course registration prior to arrival.
  3. We will provide incoming exchange applicants with letters of acceptance, pre-arrival information regarding accommodations, international orientation and more within two weeks following the application deadline (see below).

2021 Deadlines

Considering anticipated delays as COVID-19 impact postsecondary institutions in various ways, we can be flexible with these deadlines. If you anticipate that you will not be able to meet the deadlines, please email Mike Boylan, coordinator, Global Engagement Programming.

Fall 2021 (September to December) and full-year 2021/22 (September to April) nominations are due April 30, 2021. Exchange applications will be accepted via the online portal from May 1 to 15, 2021.

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