Imagine spending a semester as an exchange student in the United Kingdom, Europe, Israel, Australia, China, Vietnam, Brazil, the United States or another part of Canada, and receiving credit towards your OCAD University degree! Living and studying in another country can provide you with a wealth of unique experiences to enhance your creative, academic and personal development. The Office of International Student Support and Exchange Programs coordinates a wide variety of undergraduate student exchange opportunities with other leading art and design institutions. Should you wish to study at an institution that's not on our exchange partner list, you may be interested in pursuing the independent study abroad opportunities.

To study as an exchange student at one of our partner institutions, you must be nominated by the Office of International Student Support and Exchange Programs at OCAD U. 

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  • Decision and acceptance



Talk to a Student Advisor about your remaining degree requirements at the Student Advising Centre, located at 100 McCaul Street, Level 2 (Room 266).. Make sure you have enough credits left in your third year to complete on exchange!

We encourage you to submit all required documents well in advance of the posted deadlines.  Late applications will not be considered. Please note that submission of this exchange application does not guarantee acceptance in the program at your preferred partner institution(s).  It allows the Office of International Student Support and Exchange Programs to nominate you to the host institution(s).








Attend an information session to learn more about exchange opportunities, hear from students who have participated in the program and get all of your questions answered.   

Information sessions for students interested in applying for the 2020/2021 fall and winter terms will be hosted in Fall 2019 and Winter 2020.  Please check back in October for the dates.


January 25, 2019 - CLOSED

Applications for the 2019/2020 Ontario-Jiangsu Student (OJS) Exchange Program (Sept to Dec 2019 or Jan to April 2020).

February 8, 2019 - CLOSED
Applications for the 2019 Fall Term (September to December 2019) * 

*ALL applications to Glasgow School of Art and FAMU (Prague) for Fall/Winter 2019/2020 must be submitted by the February 8, 2019 deadline. These institutions only accept applications once a year in the spring.

August 2, 2019 - CLOSED
Applications for the 2020 Winter Term (January to April)

Academic term dates at the host institution may not be the same as the academic terms at OCAD U. 

Mobility/Exchange Program Policy

1023: Undergraduate Student Mobility/Exchange Program

Application Related Forms

Mobility/Exchange Program Eligibility Verification  Form

Faculty Recommendation Form

Pre-Departure Forms

OCAD U Travel Abroad Forms

Registration of Canadians Abroad

Course Approval and Transfer Credits

Exchange Transfer Credit Guide

Exchange Transfer Credit Request Form

Online Exchange Transfer Credit Application



Coordinator, International Student Support and Exchange Programs

Manager, International Student Support and Exchange Programs

Office Location: 230 Richmond St. W., Level 5
Drop-In Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm, 2pm-4pm​

If you know in advance that you will need more than 15 minutes with us, please schedule an appointment:  international@ocadu.ca.


International Student Support and Exchange Programs
OCAD University
100 McCaul St.
Toronto, ON M5T 1W1