Budgeting for exchange
The cost of going on exchange will vary depending on the country you wish to go to.
- $100 Exchange Program application fee (non-refundable)
- You will pay tuition and ancillary fees (2.5 credits) to OCAD U
- Expenses will include transportation to and from the host institution, visas (if applicable), accommodation, food, medical insurance and personal spending
- Review the reports from students who have been on exchange for more information
If you are receiving OSAP or other government loans, it is your responsibility to speak to a Financial Aid Advisor in the Financial Aid & Awards Office before you apply for exchange.
If you are receiving a scholarship, it is your responsibility to speak to a Financial Aid Advisor in the Financial Aid & Awards Office before you apply for exchange.
There are a limited number of bursaries for exchange students. Only OSAP eligible students will be considered. To apply for a bursary, you must complete the application form through the myocadu.ca portal (see 'Award Spring').
Financial Aid & Awards Office
Location: 230 Richmond Street, Level 5
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.