University of Manitoba Agreements

The University of Manitoba is pleased to offer a number of credential completion opportunities in partnership with other post‐secondary institutions in Manitoba, Canada, and internationally. These collaborative opportunities to enhance the student educational experience and support student mobility include: articulation agreements and joint programs.

  • Articulation Agreements are University of Manitoba Senate approved bilateral or multilateral agreements between the University of Manitoba and other recognized postsecondary institutions that define the terms and conditions for consideration of admission and recognition of prior learning within the context of specific programs or credentials. Upon successful admission, students may receive established credit within a program at the University of Manitoba which shortens the path to the credential (typically a three-year or four-year degree) that is ultimately sought.

Recognition of prior academic achievement may be in the form of University of Manitoba advanced standing or credit recognition (see below for definitions), reducing the total credit hours required for credential completion. This credit would be based on either:

    • an earned credential (for example a one‐year or two year certificate or diploma), or
    • an approved program of study at the partner institution
  • Joint Programs (external) are University of Manitoba Senate approved bi‐lateral or multilateral agreements between the University of Manitoba and other recognized postsecondary institutions that lead to a credential, or multiple credentials, based on a prescribed set of course requirements offered collaboratively between the institutions.

All agreements are subject to minimum performance requirements, year-limits on completion, and program applicability, as outlined in the University of Manitoba's undergraduate and graduate calendars.

Related definitions

Advanced Standing and Credit Recognition
Advanced standing is the acknowledgement of academic achievement for the purpose of admission or program progression, based on work completed outside the current program of study, or from another postsecondary institution.

Credit Recognition is the formal expression of advanced standing on the official transcript, based on established articulation agreements or course‐by‐course review. Credit Recognition may be in the form of:

  1. Equivalent Course Credit: Credit awarded direct equivalency to course offerings at the University of Manitoba based on a determination of sufficient overlap in course learning outcomes. Equivalent course credit may be used in lieu of University of Manitoba course offerings to fulfill prerequisite and program requirements.
  2. General (unallocated) Credit: Where sufficient overlap in course learning outcomes cannot be established based on course assessment, general (unallocated) credit may be assigned. General (unallocated) credit may be used to meet general subject area or program requirements, but typically cannot be used in lieu of University of Manitoba course offerings to fulfill specific prerequisite and program requirements without individual approval by either the program of study, or by the department or unit responsible for assessment.
  3. Block Credit: A block of credit awarded based on the successful completion of a recognized postsecondary credential, or approved grouping of courses.
  4. Notation of Exemption: Recognition of successful completion of prior postsecondary coursework without individual credit applied directly to the student record. Instead, individual courses or program requirements may be approved for exemption, and a notation placed on the official transcript, based on existing course assessments or program approval.

International Student-Transfer Agreements

International Student-Transfer Agreements ▶

New Articulation Agreement Proposals

Please refer to the Articulation Agreement Approval Process webpage below for information on the approval process for a new articulation program. It is highly recommended that you contact the Vice-Provost (Academic Planning & Programs) to discuss the proposed program prior to beginning the approval process.
Agreement Proposal Process and Forms ▶


Articulation Agreements & Joint Agreements (Manitoba)

Assiniboine Community College/University of Manitoba Articulation Agreements

Agribusiness Diploma (ACC)/ Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness) (U of M)
Effective: 01 September, 2013
Review Date: 01 September, 2018
Additional Information (PDF)

Business Administration Diploma (ACC)/ Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (U of M)
Effective: 02 June, 1999
Review Date: ---
Additional Information (PDF)

Red River College/University of Manitoba Articulation Agreements

Business Administration Diploma (RRC)/ Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (U of M)
Effective: 14 May, 1997
Review Date: ---
Additional Information (PDF)

Culinary Arts Diploma (RRC)/ Bachelor of Science in Human Nutritional Sciences (U of M)
Effective: 13 September, 2013
Review Date: 13 September, 2018
Additional Information (PDF)

Joint Agreements:

American Sign Language - English Interpretation Diploma (RRC)/ Bachelor of Arts (U of M)
Effective: 01 September, 2000
Review Date: ---
Additional Information (PDF)

Deaf Studies (Joint) Certificate (RRC and U of M)
Effective: 01 September, 2000
Review Date: ---
Additional Information (PDF)

University College of the North/University of Manitoba Articulation Agreements

Business Administration Diploma (UCN)/ Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (U of M)
Effective: 01 March, 2000
Review Date: ---
Additional Information (PDF)

Natural Resources Management Technology Diploma (UCN)/ Bachelor of Environmental Science (U of M)
Effective: 01 September, 2012
Review Date: 01 September, 2017
Additional Information (PDF)

Joint Agreements:

Bachelor of Nursing (Joint) Degree (UCN and U of M)
Effective: 01 September, 1996
Review Date: ---
Additional Information (PDF)

Université de Saint-Boniface École technique et professionnelle/University of Manitoba Articulation Agreements
Administration des affaires diplôme (USB ÉTP)/ Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (U of M)
Effective: 01 March, 2000
Review Date: ---
Additional Information (PDF)
Questions or Concerns?
Articulation Agreement Process
Dr. David Collins
Vice-Provist (Academic Planning & Programs)
International Agreements
Tara Cleve
Partnerships, International Office
Co-ordinator International Agreements
Course Mapping for Articulation Agreements
Jeff Huston
Transfer Credit Evaluations Co-ordinator
Office of the University Secretary
Shannon Coyston
Academic Specialist