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The McMaster Exchange Program

Sabrina Lyon
Lyon, France (Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3)

The McMaster Exchange Program is facilitated by International Student Services. The Faculty of Humanities works with I.S.S. to assist in the exchange process for our students.

McMaster offers different formal exchange programs for students at partner institutions all over the world. Exchange students register and pay regular fees and tuition to McMaster, but attend courses at their host school. Students can study abroad for one term or the full year.

Click here to learn more about the McMaster Exchange Program.


Students must meet the following criteria:

  • must be entering level III of an Honours or Combined Honours program
  • minimum cumulative GPA of 7.0
  • students must complete their final year at McMaster following the term or year abroad

Language Proficiency

Some partnerships with institutions in France and Germany require proficiency in the host country’s language. To receive a language assessment, please contact:

Dr. J. Stout for French
Dr. N. Penner for German

How to Apply

Step 1: Attend an information session.

International Student Services hosts mandatory information sessions. Click here to learn more and register for upcoming sessions via OscarPlus.

Step 2: Meet with the Academic Advisor for Study Abroad

After attending an information session, meet with the academic advisor to discuss your program requirements, eligibility, and course options. This is a preliminary meeting, so specific course selections are not required at this point. The goal of this meeting is to discuss your overall requirements and how best to meet them while abroad.

Step 3: Apply. The deadline to apply for MacAbroad is January 22, 2018. The deadline to apply for OUI Agreements is January 10, 2018.


If you have questions about the application process, please contact International Student Services at macabroad@mcmaster.ca.

For questions relating to your academics and transfer credit, please contact the Academic Advisor for Study Abroad, Christine Chauvin at cchauvin@mcmaster.ca.