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Full-time students of the Architectural Science, Civil Engineering, and Interior Design programs are eligible to spend a semester on exchange at one of our partner universities. Each year there is a limited number of openings at institutes in a variety of countries. The timing and nature of course offerings will depend on the choice of institute.

How to apply

Students interested in applying for a semester at a partner university should email us the following information by the appropriate deadline:

  1. A completed application form [PDF, 150KB]
  2. A digital portfolio of design work (Interior Design and Architectural Science students only)
  3. Outgoing Exchange Budget Worksheet [DOCX, 1MB]
  4. A Statement of Interest, no longer than one page in length, which includes the following information:
    • Your name, student number and current program of study.
    • Explain why you would like to take part in the International Exchange program and how this experience will enhance your personal, professional and/or academic goals.
    • What qualities you possess that make you an above average ambassador for BCIT. Give an example of when you have demonstrated your ambassadorial skills.
    • Please list any previous travel to foreign destinations(s) or activities, which would help you prepare for an exchange experience.

Application deadlines for the exchange are as follows:

Semester/Term Deadline
Fall
(September – December)**Deadline for Civil Engineering students is February 15 regardless of the term being applied for.
March 1**
Winter/Spring
(January – May)**Deadline for Civil Engineering students is February 15 regardless of the term being applied for.
October 1**
Successful applicants will be contacted within 5 business days of the application deadline.