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International Student Exchange Program

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Want to see the world and live abroad?

Take advantage of all the world has to offer by studying abroad. Apply to go on an exchange for a semester or a full year and receive full academic credit, equivalent to a full course load. The Ted Rogers School of Management has exchange partners across the world, including Australia, Denmark, Germany, France, England, Ireland, Mexico, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Austria, Sweden, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Scotland, Spain and many more.

International Exchange Program Information Sessions

Learn more about the International Exchange Program by attending an information session. 

Outbound Exchange

Application Process

Round 2 Application Period:  May 7th - May 24th, 2024

Application:  Online Application Portal  (external link, opens in new window) 

Please note, you must choose 3 exchange destinations and supply contact information for an academic reference.

Upload supporting documents with application:

  • Letter of motivation (what you hope to gain from this experience personally and professionally, why you have chosen the specific destinations, etc.)
  • Resume

Approval Process:

  • Eligible applicants will be interviewed in February to assess course/budget fit for destination.
  • Successful applicants will be notified with TRSM exchange acceptance letter end of March.
  • Successful applicants will be nominated to the exchange universities approximately in late March (for fall/full year exchanges) or late August (for winter exchanges).
  • Learning Agreement listing courses to be taken at host university must be submitted for approval 5 months prior to departure.
  • Students apply to the host universities.
  • Students attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation session approximately in April (for fall/full year exchanges) or October (for winter exchanges).

There are four main aspects to financial planning for a semester abroad program:

1. Funding Oportunities

2. Know Your Costs

3. Create a Budget

4.  Start Saving

The earlier you start planning, the better preparted you will be for financing your exchange experience.

A great tool to view cost of living according to the location is Numbeo (external link, opens in new window) .

Students will pay their normal tuition to Toronto Metropolitan University.  No tuition is paid to the host university.

Students are responsible to cover the cost of their acccommodations, travel, visas, flight, food and other living expenses for the semester they are abroad.


Full exchange cost is approximately $11,000- $20, 000 for one semester, depending on cost of living in the city you are studying in.  Approximate cost includes tuition, housing, living expenses, travel, visa, insurance, food and incidentals.


* Students should plan to take the equivalent of 4 Open Electives and a Liberal Studies while abroad.  This provides the most flexibility on destinations available.

Students are required to prepare a learning agreement before the exchange university’s application deadline. This is a listing of all the courses students would like to study and how they will be transfered to TMU towards their degree program. The learning agreement form is submitted to the TRSM exchange office for review and approval and courses are approved by the faculty prior to departure.

Important: Prepare and submit the Learning Agreement form in a timely manner.

The number of courses equivalent to five Ryerson courses varies by university. For example:

European universities (most) – 30 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) (external link)  points equals five Ryerson transfer credits 

  • Australia – four courses equals five Ryerson credits
  • China – course for course (five courses = five courses)
  • Singapore – course for course (four courses = five courses)


Credits are transferred through the transfer credit application process after the final exchange university transcripts are received by the TRSM exchange office. Students must pass the approved courses and have the required amount to ECTS (when required) to have the credits transferred. The credits from an exchange do not affect GPA at Toronto Metropolitan University.

 Inbound Exchange

The Ted Rogers School of Management’s International Exchange Program provides an opportunity for students from across the globe to gain experience at a trusted Canadian educational institution. 

Getting Started – Registering for your Exchange

The Ted Rogers School of Management welcomes students into five of it's schools:

  • School of Accounting and Finance
  • Business Management
  • Retail Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Business Technology Management

Looking for information on housing, immigration, health insurance and other details for studying at Toronto Metropolitan University?  Take a look at our Incoming Exchange Student website (opens in new window)  and Pre-Arrival Guide.

Step 1: Be Nominated by your Home University

All exchange students to Toronto Metropolitan University must first be nominated by their home university to participate in exchange. 

To be nominated for exchange at Toronto Metropolitan University, you must apply to your home institution's exchange program first. Contact your home institution's International Office for details. Once you have been accepted into the exchange program at your home institution they will then nominate you to Toronto Metropolitan University. 

Step 2: Complete Toronto Met’s Inbound Exchange Student Application 

Once you have been nominated to Toronto Metropolitan University, we will send you an email with detailed instructions on completing our Inbound Exchange Student Application. Here is what you will be asked to submit as part of that application: 

  1. Our online application form (Iink will be provided through email)
  2. A copy of your transcript

Step 3: Acceptance

If you are accepted, you will receive an initial acceptance email, followed by an official Offer of Admissions letter that you can use to apply for any immigration documents you may need.

To be eligible to participate in an exchange at Toronto Metropolitan University you must:

  • Be currently registered at an institution that has an exchange agreement with Toronto Met (visit our Exchange Database (external link)  for full list)
  • Have completed at least one academic year with a full course load at your home university
  • Be able to conduct written and group work in English. All courses at Ryerson are in English. You do not need to submit proof of English proficiency. However, we recommend that all students ensure that their level of English meet Toronto Met’s English language requirements for their selected exchange program (refer to the tab called "Undergraduate Degree Programs - Minimum English Proficiency Result Requirements" on the linked page)
  • Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or 70% equivalent

 Summer Programs & Study Abroad

Cortona, Italy - Join the Creative School's campus in Cortona, Italy this summer! 

Enrol in two of the Creative School's transdiciplinary courses (external link)  for a distinct opportunity to apply your creativity in a new environment and engage with international challenges.  Learn about the cultural hetitage of Tuscany through art, design and media in collaboration with local Italian industry partners and community members.

Attend an Information Session:  Students interested in applying should attend one of the information sessions before submitting an application for Cortona 2024.  Eligibility, application requirements, deadlines, academics, travel, costs and other important considerations will be covered.  Register for an info session here: (external link) .

Other Summer Programs

Thinking of doing something international over the summer? There are many organized study abroad programs and research opportunities available that you may wish to consider. In order to receive academic credit for any course work during a summer program, please follow the process of Letter of Permission Form to find out if and how to transfer your credits back to Toronto Metropolitan University.

Study Abroad

The study abroad program allows students to attend a university that does not have an official exchange agreement with Toronto Metropolitan University. This option allows you to attend almost any university.

Credit for your overseas studies will be granted on your Toronto Met. transcript only if you have the courses approved through the LOP requirements (opens in new window) .

Important study abroad information:

  • Study abroad students need to apply directly to the partner university for acceptance.
  • Study abroad students pay international student fees to their partner university (which can sometimes be quite high).
  • Study abroad students must get Letter of Permission forms signed before they leave. Study abroad students may not get full credit for courses completed overseas.
  • Study abroad students contact the study abroad coordinator at their host university.


Any Questions?

Kristy Holzworth, Coordinator, International Programs

Ted Rogers School of Management

Toronto Metropolitan University