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, as an exchange student in receipt of financial aid, 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

To be considered, students are required to complete either the CU Exchange / International Experience application (available on Carleton Central from February 1 to June 30) or the General Undergraduate Bursary application (available on Carleton Central from early September to October 31).

Bachelor of Global and International Studies (BGInS)

BGIns students undertaking their IER are eligible to apply to the CU Exchange/International Experience Bursary for financial assistance towards their IER costs.

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

Alfred and Isabel Bader Undergraduate Student Travel Award

The Alfred and Isabel Bader Undergraduate Student Travel Award is awarded annually to undergraduate students in good academic standing who have demonstrated an interest in travelling away from Carleton University to present papers and posters, to participate in an exchange, or to pursue other research travel pertinent to their studies.

For full eligibility requirements, and to complete an application, visit the Discovery Centre’s funding opportunities

More Information

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