Do you want to experience a new culture and a different academic setting? As an exchange student you can spend one term at one of our partner institutes while earning credits towards your degree.
Am I eligible to go on exchange?
Where can I go?
The BCIT School of Business has 16 partner institutions in more than 10 countries. Check out the list of partner institutions and see which institute best suits your academic and personal goals.
Partner Institute: Universidad del Desarrollo
Partner Institute: University of Bologna
Partner Institute: University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
Partner Institute: Kookmin University
What classes can I take?
Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Accounting students typically earn credits for their general education electives on exchange, although some partner universities have equivalents of BCIT core (option) courses as well.
Our Asian partner universities follow BCIT’s credential system. Our European partner institutions work on a different credential systems called ECTS. One BCIT credit is worth approximately two ECTS credits. While on exchange, students generally complete 15.0 BCIT credits.
How much does it cost?
You will pay regular BCIT BBA or Bachelor of Accounting tuition during your semester on exchange. The cost of going on exchange mainly depends on where you decide to go. Vancouver has a very high cost of living, so many destinations will seem less expensive than what you’re used to. There are also several scholarships and awards available.
How to apply?
Submit the following information by the appropriate deadline:
- A completed online application form
- An email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your letter of intent stating why you want to go on exchange and why you would be a good candidate
Please respect the following application deadlines:
- Fall Term (September to December): February 1
- Winter/Spring Term (January to May): February 1
We welcome applications after the deadline. However, please note that some destinations and scholarship opportunities may no longer be available.
Eligible applicants will be contacted within 5 business days after the application deadline for a personal interview.
Find out what a great experience going on exchange can be from other BCIT Business students who have recently studied a term abroad.
Stay and work in Switzerland
After completing your studies, Canadian students (18-35 years old) can work in Switzerland for up to 18 months in a job associated with their studies. Learn more about this opportunity from the brochure [PDF] or website.