Inbound Exchange

Each semester, UNBC welcomes exchange students from our partner universities from all over the world. Come to UNBC in the heart of British Columbia and experience Canadian life and culture. We are excited to have you join us for a semester or two and we encourage you to contact our office if you have any questions.

Exchange suspended due to COVID-19

November 1, 2021 - UNBC's number one priority is the safety and security of our students. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the ensuing instability globally, UNBC has suspended the exchange program. Please check back here for updates on when exchange will resume.

How to Apply to UNBC on Exchange

To attend UNBC on exchange, you must first be approved by your home institution. UNBC participates in multiple exchange partnerships with universities around the world (bilateral program and north2north mobility program).  Explore the options available with your home university to find a program to suit your academic goals.

Application Deadlines

  • September Entr​y: May 15
  • January Entry: September 15

Once approved by your home institution a formal application to UNBC can be submitted. Please be sure to include all required documents with your application. Please contact for more information.

Once your application is processed and you are admitted to the UNBC Exchange Program, a "Letter of Acceptance" will be drafted and sent to you and your university coordinator via email. The original documents will be mailed to your home institution (your International office).