International Exchange Process (Inbound)
STEP 1: Start Dates & Deadlines

At the U of M, the academic year is organized into two terms: September to December (1st term) and January to April (2nd term). If you would like to begin studies in September ( 1 term or 2 terms), application deadline is April 1st. For studies beginning in January, application deadline is August 1st

STEP 2: Review Course Selection Information

The Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba has an undergraduate program in Environmental Design and within the program, there is the general studies year, an interdisciplinary 2nd year followed by the 3rd and 4th year options of the three design disciplines (Architecture, Interior Environments and Landscape + Urbanism).

At the graduate level (Masters) there are 4 academic departments, Architecture, City Planning, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture. To find out more about these departments and the courses they are currently offering, visit the following pages.

Environmental Design Program

Department of Architecture

Department of City Planning

Department of Interior Design

Department of Landscape Architecture

Review our Academic Calendar to view courses and course description for each department listed above. Please note you will have to view the class schedule and timetable to see if the courses will be offered in the term(s) that you are attending the University of Manitoba.

To search the schedule of classes being offered in a specific term and to view section-specific details and restrictions, refer to the Class Schedule for that term.

Important Note: Space in a course currently offered is not guaranteed. Please email the Faculty Exchange Coordinator to find out if the courses you wish to take are available to you.

The language of instruction for all courses is English.

STEP 3 (UNDERGRADUATE): Application & Documents Required

STUDENT APPLICATION FORM

Once the department receives the nomination from your institution, you will receive notification from this office to apply online. Use Chrome or Firefox browsers to review the application portal

You will be required to submit the following documentation:

Undergraduate applications:

  • Transcripts,
  • Statement of Intent,
  • English Language Proficiency Test (if required) - Exemption List
  • Design portfolio (studio work)

Once we have received this application, we will generate an acceptance letter for you, which will enable you to come to Canada to study.

STEP 3 (GRADUATE): Application & Documents Required

STUDENT APPLICATION FORM

Once the department receives the nomination from your institution, you will receive notification from this office to apply online.
Use Chrome or Firefox browsers to review the application portal

  • Transcripts,
  • Statement of Intent,
  • English Language Proficiency Test (if required) - Exemption List
  • Design portfolio (studio work)
  • Formal Learning Agreement (Form 2) with application submission

Once we have received this application, we will confirm that you are being accepted by the graduate department and notify you to complete an online application through the Faculty of Graduate Studies online portal then you will receive an acceptance letter through the Faculty of Graduate Studies which will enable you to come to Canada to study.

STEP 4: FORMAL LEARNING AGREEMENT
(Form 2)

Submit Formal Learning Agreement signed off by your institution representative.

STEP 5: Residence & Insurance Considerations

Please explore and confirm your living arrangements prior to entering Canada. You can find out more about residence options through UofM Life.

Exchange students are not eligible for the U of M student health insurance. Students are required to purchase appropriate health/medical insurance prior to entering Canada.

STEP 6: Arrival in Winnipeg

The International Student Resources webpage provides valuable information on immigration matters, VISA, housing, and etc. The webpage is a good starting-point for getting you prepared for your exchange and knowing what to expect when you arrive.

Students participating in this program should arrive in Winnipeg one week before the commencement of classes to have enough time to prepare for classes, participate in any orientation events, and adjust to living in Winnipeg.

STEP 7: International Centre

The International Centre provides support services for all international students at the University of Manitoba. Students coming to the Faculty of Architecture on an exchange are encouraged to visit the International Centre and participate in the many activities and services provided. We also encourage you to contact the International Centre with your e-mail address once you are here so that you can receive their weekly newsletter and learn about upcoming events, opportunities, and other important information.

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To learn more about studying abroad contact:
Yvonne Halden
Faculty Exchange Coordinator
204 474 8769
yvonne.halden@umanitoba.ca

Ryan Coates

Ryan Coates MLA (TUM- Freising)

"The study abroad experience is a fantastic way to explore a new country, immerse yourself in a new culture, and work with a new community of designers. The opportunity to attend the Technical University of Munich and learn about German and European design up close, through local sets of eyes was as exciting as it was educational. If you want to push your boundaries as a designer and international citizen, study abroad is an opportunity I could not recommend more highly."