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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about studying abroad!

Who can go on a student exchange?

Anyone is eligible to study abroad as long as they have met the minimum requirement of 30 credit hours and an overall 70% average!

How do I apply to go on an exchange?

The preliminary application for the study abroad program can be found online under the heading Apply. Once the online application has been completed students are required to hand in the necessary documents (also found online) by the stated deadline.

Where can I go?

The University of Regina has partner agreements with schools all over the world; North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and even some schools in Africa. The only limitation on what country/school you can go to is determined by the language of the country, and occasionally by faculty. Schools in France, Italy and Spain for example require that students have taken several language classes in order to participate in an exchange there. Some places like Japan, South Korea and Germany however have schools that do not require any previous knowledge of the language. For specific information please see our website page, Where Can I Go?

What kind of exchanges are there?

We have several different exchange programs depending on the continent you choose. If you are interested in North America (Canada, U.S.A) we will send you through the National Student Exchange program (N.S.E - www.nse.org). If you are interested in Europe, Asia, Australia or Africa we will send you through either the Student Exchange Program (S.E.P.) or the International Student Exchange Program (I.S.E.P - www.isep.org). When choosing a school please note that the fees, as well as some of the required documents, for these programs vary and as such the application you submit will also be slightly different.

How much does it cost to go on a physical exchange abroad?

Fees for the Study Abroad program include:

  • Application Fee of $250 (for the SEP program) or $390 (for the ISEP Program) or $490 (for ISEP Dual Placement).
  • Tuition for 4 University of Regina Classes per semester Approximate cost of $3100 (cost varies by faculty).
  • Housing and Meal Costs (Approximately $4120 per semester).
  • Flights to and from your chosen school.
  • Any extra travel or shopping expenses.
  • Applicable visa fees

How many credits do I receive for going on an exchange?

How many credits you receive will be decided upon between you and your Academic Advisor before departure and will depend on what courses you register for at the host institution. Most students receive between 6-12 credits per semester abroad.

Can I take courses from the host school and the University of Regina in the same semester?

During your virtual student mobility program, you will need to register for 3-5 classes at your host institution per semester during your exchange. It will be up to your faculty if you are allowed to take classes at both institutions, as you will have the option to take up to 2 at the U of R. We recommend you to contact your faculty academic advisor to discuss if taking additional U of R online classes is available to you.

How much does it cost to go on a virtual exchange?

Fees for the Study Abroad virtual program include:

  • No Application cost for SEP Program, application fee of $390 for the ISEP Program
  • Tuition for 4 University of Regina Classes per semester Approximate cost of $3100 (cost varies by faculty).
  • Extra fees from your host school (where applicable)

During the exchange, can I travel to my host school when situation permits?

No. For the Winter 2021 term, the student mobility program is going to be delivered entirely online, including both incoming and outgoing exchange. The travel suspension continues to be in place in the Winter 2021, thus programming that involves physical traveling will not be allowed.

Will there be any activities that my host school provide to enrich my virtual exchange experience?

Yes! The cultural activities provided by each individual school varies, and we strongly encourage you to contact your host school for information on participation.