To attend MacEwan University as an inbound exchange student, your home university must have a formal agreement with us. We have agreements with the institutions listed on the Outbound Study page (with the exception of Ternopil State Medical University). Contact an exchange advisor at your institution for information on exchange agreements and the nomination process. We can only advise students who have been formally nominated for an exchange.
Apply through our online application and include the following with your application:
If your primary language is not English, you must present proof of English language proficiency with your application unless you are applying from one of the following universities:
University of New England, Australia
Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Abo Akademi, Finland
Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland
Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
HAN University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Linkoping University, Sweden
Umea University, Sweden
Keele University, United Kingdom
Staffordshire University, United Kingdom
University for the Creative Arts, United Kingdom
University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
University of Wales Trinity St. David, United Kingdom
Bangor University, United Kingdom
If you are applying from a university not on the list above to an academic program (all MacEwan programs except ESL), you must present one of the following or equivalent:
IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component)
TOEFL iBT 86 (with a minimum score of 21 in all four sections)
If you are applying to MacEwan's EAL/ESL program, you must present one of the following or equivalent:
TOEFL iBT (internet-based)
Minimum score of 39
Score of 4.0 (with no skill below 3.5)
TOEIC (I and SP)
Score of 405
TOEFL ITP will not be accepted for proof of English language proficiency. Students will take a placement test upon arrival at the MacEwan University.
You must take between three and five courses per term while you study at MacEwan.
Select 10 courses from the list of courses available to exchange students and rank them in order of preference on your application form. We will use your lower ranked alternates if a preferred course has filled or is unsuitable based on your academic preparation.
Photocopy the photo page of your valid passport and include it with your application.
Include transcripts from all universities you have attended.
If you are planning to take Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCSC) courses, you are required to submit two writing samples of approximately 500 words each. The samples cannot be edited by anyone other than you.
You will not be considered for enrollment in BCSC courses until the writing samples have been submitted.
If you are applying to MacEwan's Music program, you must submit two demo performances, each representing a different musical style or genre. The performances should be between three and five minutes. Provide YouTube links to the demos in your application.
Information about previous music knowledge
Complete the attached form and submit it with your application to tell us about your music knowledge. The information you provide will help us advise on your course selection.
If you are accepted, you will receive an email that contains your letter of acceptance which will allow you to apply for necessary visas or study permits.
The following programs at MacEwan University offer courses that may fit with your education abroad plans.
May 1 for fall and/or winter term (September to December and/or January to April)
October 1 for winter term (January to April)
September 8 – December 19, 2020 (including exams).
|September 1 - 4||Residence move-in|
|Not available||Exchange student orientation followed by an evening social event|
|Virtual||MacEwan-wide student orientation|
|Last day for payment of fees||September 30, 2020|
|December 21, 2020||Last day to move out of Residence|
January 5 - April 23, 2021 (including exams).
|Early January 2020 |
(to be determined)
|January 5, 2020 / 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm (tentative)||Exchange student orientation followed by an evening social event|
|January 5, 2020 / 8:00 am - 1:00 pm (tentative)||MacEwan-wide student orientation|
|Last day for payment of fees||January 29, 2021|
|End of April 2021 after last day of exam |
(to be determined)
|Last day to move out of Residence|