Inbound Semester Exchange 


Interested in a semester exchange in Canada? Seneca welcomes students from our partner institutions for one or two semesters!


Program Selection

Semester exchange length is usually one to two semesters.

Students can select either an advanced diploma program (three-year) or a degree program (four-year). 

It is highly recommended that students select courses from ONE program ONLY. If students choose courses from two different programs to satisfy their credit transfer requirement at their home institution, they must pick 80% of their courses from one program and a maximum of 20% of their course load from the other program.


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  • You must currently be a student at Seneca’s partner institution.
  • You must be nominated by the partner institution.

+Semester Exchange 2024 – 2025 Important Dates

Fall 2024 

Winter 2025 

Nomination Deadline 

April 15, 2024 

Nomination Deadline 

September 15, 2024 

Application Deadline 

May 1, 2024 

Application Deadline 

October 1, 2024 

Semester Dates 

September – December 2024 

Semester Dates 

January – April 2025 

+How to Apply


Contact your Home Institution

You will need to contact your home institution’s exchange office to complete their application.


Your home institution will nominate students to Seneca by a nomination deadline.

Fall 2024 Nomination Form

Winter 2025 Nomination Form: To be updated.

Seneca Inbound Exchange Application

Once nominated by your home institution, you can apply for semester exchange via our online application portal.

If you have been nominated by your home institution, please apply through our Application Portal here.

Application Document Checklist:

  • Current official academic transcript (an official translation is required if the transcript is not in English)
  • A scanned copy of your passport photo page
  • A complete and signed Inbound Exchange Learning Agreement

Application Deadline:

Fall 2024: May 1, 2024

Winter 2025: October 1, 2024

+Language Requirements

For students attending one semester without needing a Canadian study permit, there's no requirement to provide Seneca with an official proof of English proficiency. However, partner institutions should only nominate students who they believe can succeed in English.

Students who require a study permit (six months and above of study in Canada) must have an IELTS score of 5.5 minimum (or equivalent) to apply. Please visit the Government of Canada’s website for more information on study permit.  



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