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Country Canada
About the University The University of Calgary is a young and vibrant campus community geared toward providing you with a memorable university experience.
Although the University of Calgary is a relatively young institution, it ranks among one of the Top Ten research universities in Canada today. In 2012, the QS World University Ranking indentified the University of Calgary as the #1 university in Canada under the age of 50 and one of the top 20 young universities internationally. The institution was founded in 1945 when the Calgary Normal School became a branch of the University of Alberta’s education faculty. Established on its current 213-hectare site in northwest Calgary in 1960, the University gained full autonomy as a degree-granting institution six years later.

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Student exchange information

Method of application at the RUG Online application form:
Application deadline RUG 01 February
Available places 2 semester places
Level of courses available for exchange students Master
Main Language English
Language of instruction English
Language courses available No
Extra requirements Average mark of 7.0 (GPA).

To study at the University of Calgary, you will need a TOEFL score of at least 600 100 with a reading, listening and writing component of 75 (internet-based) or an IELTS score of at least a 7,0.

Only valid TOEFL or IELTS tests can be accepted. TOEFL and IELTS tests are valid for 2 years only.

Applications must also be accompanied by two academic references (in English).
Important information These places are available only for advanced law students, because you can only attend courses at Master level. Advanced in this case means: students who are in their master programme here in Groningen. Students must have completed a minimum of three full years of Law courses at their home university with above average grades when they start studying in Calgary. They should have completed no less than 15-20 law courses within those three years. Only in very exceptional cases exceptions may be possible, but only at the discretion of the selection committee. The selection committee will always give priority to the requirements of the partner universities over students’ preferences.

The Faculty of Law does not allow students to register in courses at the 400 level.
Link (law faculty) university View university website
Link International office View international office website
Housing arranged Institution
Visa needed Yes
Vaccination needed Unknown
Financial support / Grants More information on study and placement grants for law students is available at the website

For studying in countries outside Europe students can apply for a grant from the Marco Polo Fund, which comprises of both faculty and university resources. Marco Polo grants do not cover travel and residential expenses completely; they are merely a contribution towards the extra costs involved in studying abroad.

In 2017-2018 the Marco Polo grant has been set at €170,-- to €290,-- per calendar month, depending on the country of your host university. This may change per academic year.

Your application for an exchange period at one of the Faculty’s partner universities also counts as your application for a grant. When you receive notification of a place for study abroad, you will also learn whether or not you have been awarded a Marco Polo grant.

Student Reports

Calgary sem 1 1415 1.pdf (Size: 50 Kb | Create Time: 01 Mar 2021)
Calgary sem 1 1415 2.pdf (Size: 40 Kb | Create Time: 01 Mar 2021)
Calgary Fall 2016.pdf (Size: 11 Kb | Create Time: 01 Mar 2021)
Calgary Spring 2017.pdf (Size: 25 Kb | Create Time: 01 Mar 2021)


Course information can be found in the students report and on the website of the university.

Please be aware that the course list on the website of the university might not always be up to date, since the curriculum for next academic year might not be available yet. Furthermore keep in mind that you can only follow the courses open to exchange students. 

Level of courses available Master
Link available courses View courses site
Last update (08 Dec 2019)