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University of Calgary

General guidelines for study levels in Canada

First year courses are often adapted to those newly admitted to the university. Therefore, it may be more valuable to choose higher-level courses if you choose to study courses in your main field. For more information, please visit the university's website.

About University of Calgary

Available places: 3 semester places for the Academic Year 2024/2025.  

Established: 1966
Number of students: 33,000
Campus: The university has five campuses. The main campus is located in the northwest of Calgary, about 10 km from central Calgary.
Student life: There is a large recreational centre that houses tennis courts, a gym, indoor track, a swimming pool, climbing wall and a health and lifestyle centre. Student clubs offers the possibility to engage in volunteer work and social events.

About Calgary

Calgary is located in the province Alberta and has just over 1 300,000 inhabitants from all over the world. The city has a lot to offer: professional sports teams, local music scene, ballet, opera, musicals, galleries and museums. In addition, Calgary is located close to the nature and Rocky Mountains which facilities hiking, skiing, bicycling and climbing.

Calgary has been ranked as one of the safest and cleanest cities in the world

Information from University of Calgary

Closed programmes are courses at the following faculties:
The Werklund School of Education
MBA program courses (Haskayne School of Business)
The Cumming School of Medicine
The Faculty of Nursing
Veterinary Medicine

All programmes/courses within following faculties and departments have limited access:
Haskayne School of Business
Schulich School of Engineering
Faculty of Kinesiology
School of Creative & Performing Arts
Department of Psychology
Faculty of Science
Department of Environmental Science
Courses on graduate level
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Social Work

Students will have to complete a bachelor's degree in order to apply for graduate courses (500–799 level courses).

Read more about the restrictions on the university's website.

Please note: there is a mandatory fee for Student Transit Pass ($150 per semester) and Campus Recreation Pass ($35 per semester)

Full time studies (corresponding to 30 hp):
Undergraduate: 15 credits
Graduate: 12 credits

Course levels:
200-level = for students in 1st and/or 2nd year
300-level = for students in 2nd and/or 3rd year
400-level = for students in 3rd and/or 4th year
500-level = for students in 4th and/or 5th year
600 & 700-level courses are graduate courses and are not open to undergraduate students

Course types: Term/full year course: 3 credits/6 credits

Academic year:
Autumn term: September–December
Winter term: January–April


On-campus housing is not guaranteed for exchange students so students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The online housing application for students starting in September opens in December. The online application for students starting in January opens in May. Students do not need an acceptance letter from our office or a UCalgary ID number to apply for housing.

Approximate Cost: $3000 – $4000 CAD per semester (4 months)

Off-Campus Housing
Students who do not wish to live on campus are responsible for finding their own accommodation. University of Calgary can give advice on where to find accommodation.

Approximate Cost: $800 – $1,200 CAD per month


Incoming exchange

Course information

Student grants and loans for studies outside of Sweden

You may be entitled to student grants and loans from CSN when studying abroad.

As the cost of living and accommodation may be higher abroad, you can apply for an extra loan known as an additional loan for studies abroad.

You can also apply for an additional loan to cover additional costs, i.e. travel and insurance costs. 

Latest update: 2023-11-09