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Information for Incoming Exchange Students
In coming to Carleton as an Exchange student, you are joining a dynamic international community. We share your excitement as you prepare to undertake your studies in Canada and understand that you may have many questions. It is our hope that the information contained in this web page will assist you in preparing for departure and will serve as an introduction to your new community. It also serves as a guide to some of the many University resources available to you.
The Exchange Student Program is intended for students enrolled at partner universities outside of Canada who would like to attend Carleton University for one or two terms of study. Check to see if your university has an existing exchange agreement with Carleton. If your university does not have an exchange agreement with Carleton, consider attending Carleton under the Study Abroad Program.
Wondering about the status of your application? Please read the following information for important details.
Preparing to come to Carleton? Please consult the following list of important details to ensure that you are ready for your arrival.
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Carleton offers degrees in over 65 programs of study
Find out more details in our Student Exchange Program brochure.
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Carleton University was founded in 1942. Since then it has grown to a University with 19,207 full-time students providing undergraduate and graduate degrees in more 65 programs of study and has realized research partnerships with numerous public and private sector organizations. Its strengths have led to international recognition for its faculty, as well as an ability to attract outstanding students. The university’s location in Ottawa, Canada’s national capital, is an important advantage for our students.
Carleton University has earned a reputation as one of the foremost universities in Canada in the fields of public affairs and management, and high technology. Our highly acclaimed School of Journalism and Communication, College of the Humanities, and strong liberal arts programs attract students from across the country and around the world. We offer a comprehensive series of science programs that includes the natural sciences, mathematics and statistics, and computer science. Carleton’s renowned Bachelor of Engineering degree offers one of the most comprehensive platforms of programs in the Canada. Students from over 147 countries attend Carleton University. They have chosen Carleton because of its excellent programs.
Our graduate programs are well-known around the world and our reputation for research is growing steadily.
Our students tell us that one of the things they like most about Carleton is the University’s friendly, caring atmosphere. You will find that our teaching and support staff is accessible and genuinely interested in helping you succeed.
Carleton is clean and safe. Our beautiful 62-hectare campus is just 15 minutes from the centre of the city. An extensive tunnel system links all buildings on campus, making Carleton one of the most accessible universities in the country.Reputation for Excellence
Our students come from every province and territory in Canada and from over 147 countries around the world. Why do they choose Carleton? Our worldwide reputation for quality programs is usually an important factor in their decision.
Just minutes away from campus are a host of unique research and study resources including the National Archives, the National Research Council, the National Arts Centre, the National Gallery, the Museum of Civilization and the Museum of Science and Technology are but a few examples.
Most of Canada’s high technology industry is located in Ottawa and this has permitted Carleton to form close ties with many companies.