Considerations for Outgoing Exchange Students

Going on an approved exchange program can be a valuable learning experience. However, because courses taken while on exchange are, in most cases, treated as transfer courses from another institution, it is important to be aware of how going on exchange can affect scholarship, bursary, and award eligibility.

Definition of Approved Exchange Program

An approved exchange program is a period of study undertaken by a Brandon University student at another institution with which Brandon University has a formal exchange partnership agreement. ┬áStudents must have the authorization of the International Activities Office to participate in an the exchange program and must have obtained transfer credit approval from the Registrar’s Office.

Holding Financial Awards During Exchange

You are eligible to hold Brandon University scholarships, scholarship-bursaries, bursaries, and other financial awards during the period that you are participating in an approved exchange program, provided you meet all of the following criteria:

  1. You are paying tuition to Brandon University during the period of your exchange;
  2. You are registered in the minimum number of credit hours required as specified in your award notification letter;
    The minimum credit hours may be taken all at the host institution (full-year exchange) or divided between the host institution and Brandon University (half-year exchange)
  3. All exchange courses have been approved for transfer back to Brandon University.

Award Eligibility After Exchange

Contact the Scholarships Office directly in order to inquiry about your eligibility for financial awards in the year following an approved exchange.