Going on exchange or undertaking an international experience component of your studies is arguably one of the most exciting experiences you will undertake while completing your degree; however, getting the most out of the opportunity requires you make careful preparations. This is especially so when it comes to student financial assistance.

In this section of our website you can find out what you need to know about:

CU Exchange / International Experience Bursary

Bursaries valued at $500 – $2,500 are awarded annually to undergraduate students completing part of their academic program abroad and for undergraduate students participating in a mandatory International Experience Requirement (IER).

How to apply

Carleton University Students on Exchange:

  • You must have demonstrated financial need and will be applying for government student financial assistance.
  • You complete and submit the CU Exchange / International Experience Bursary application, through the Undergraduate Application Forms system on Carleton Central, by June 30th.
  • Students who have not applied by the application deadline may still be considered for a bursary by completing the General Undergraduate Bursary application for Current Students.  The General Undergraduate Bursary application for Current Students is available as of September, through the Undergraduate Application Forms system on Carleton Central.

Bachelor of Global and International Studies (BGInS):

  • You complete and submit the CU Exchange / International Experience Bursary application, through the Undergraduate Application Forms system on Carleton Central, by June 30th.
  • You will have access to the CU Exchange / International Experience Bursary application from February 1 to June 30th.
  • If you think you should be able to access the form, but are not able to do so, please contact the BGInS International Experience Manager.
  • Students who did not apply by the application deadline may still be considered for a bursary by completing the General Undergraduate Bursary application for Current Students.  The General Undergraduate Bursary application for Current Students is available as of September, through the Undergraduate Application Forms system on Carleton Central.

More information, including restrictions, is available on the BGINS website.

Carleton’s International Student Services Office has compiled a list of potential sources of funding for students going on exchange.