• Why choose an MBA Exchange at Schulich?

    Located in the cultural and business epicenter of Canada, Toronto is a world leader in arts, finance, and technology. It is one of the most diverse cities on the planet.

    Schulich is happy to welcome exchange students and excited to include their unique perspective, talents and presence to the diverse fabric of our school. We help students from around the globe confidently transition to our campus, and experience everything Schulich has to offer.

Harry Dao - Incoming Exchange

“I thoroughly enjoyed my exchange experience at the Schulich School of Business. The highlights of the Exchange program were the great networking opportunities, the diverse culture and being able to explore the beauties of Canada. Being there is an amazing opportunity to learn, to embrace new values and to enjoy!”

Harry Dao - Incoming ExchangeHarry Dao, Exchange MBA

Exchange Details


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In order to be accepted for the exchange program at Schulich, students must be nominated by one of our graduate partner schools. Contact your Exchange Office for more information.

Language Proficiency Requirements

Students must have a high level of proficiency in English. We assess a student’s proficiency through the following methods:

TOEFL iBT Minimum score: 100
IELTS – Academic Minimum score: 7
TOEIC (both required) Minimum score: 850 Listening & Reading, 160 Speaking & Writing
Post Secondary Classes Taught in English Post secondary transcript showing courses taught and completed in English or a reference letter attesting to the student’s English proficiency

Academic Requirements

We trust that Exchange Coordinators will select appropriate students to attend.

Exchange Processes

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MBA Dates

Fall Winter Summer
Nomination Deadline (for Exchange Coordinators) April 1 September 1 December 15
Application Deadline May 1 September 15 January 15
Course Selection Period Mid May – Mid June Mid Sept – Mid Oct Mid February
Orientation Session* Early September Early January Late April
Term Dates**  Teaching weeks

*Orientation Sessions are provided before the beginning of each term.

**An exam could be re-scheduled therefore, students are expected to remain in Toronto until the end of the exam period.

Step 1: Nomination

In order to be accepted for the exchange program at Schulich, students must be nominated by one of our graduate partner schools.

Step 2: Application

Nominated students will receive a welcome email and link to an online application. The application requires the following documents:

  • Photo
  • Transcript including Master’s courses
  • Proof of English proficiency if studying in a language other than English
  • Resume or curriculum vitae

Step 3: Acceptance

Once the exchange application has been reviewed, students will receive an official acceptance letter by email shortly after submitting their application.

Step 4: Course Enrolment

Students will be emailed course selection information and instructions on how to choose the courses they wish to study while attending Schulich.

Step 5: On-Campus Housing

Prior to arrival, students should consider the type of accommodation that works best factoring in costs, location, etc.

Students will be emailed the York Apartments’ on-campus housing  application. Please note that only bachelor apartments in the Assiniboine building are available to MBA exchange students.  For information on York Apartments, please visit the Housing Services website.

If students choose to live off-campus or do not receive on-campus housing, it is the student’s responsibility to secure accommodation in Toronto. Please refer to Living in Toronto for more information.

Step 6: Pre-Arrival Webinar

Schulich will provide Pre-Arrival Webinars before the term begins. Students will be notified by email of the dates. Login information will be sent prior to the sessions.

Step 7: Arrival and Orientation

Students should arrive a few days prior to Orientation to allow time to adjust to the time difference and to settle into their apartment.

The Orientation Session is a great way for students to meet one another and receive important information to help prepare for their time at Schulich and in Toronto. Sessions included: Culture and Transition, Health Insurance, Academic Information, your status in Canada as an exchange student, etc. The orientation schedule will be emailed to students.

Step 8: End of the Term

Please be sure your Student Account is paid in full. If there is an outstanding balance on your account a transcript cannot be released.  Schulich will arrange for one transcript to be sent to the Exchange Office at your home school.

Courses and Academics

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Schulich offers a diverse selection of courses. Exchange students have the opportunity to enrol in MBA elective courses only.

Review the Course Selection Guidelines to learn more about exchange courses, pre-requisites, course restrictions etc.

Courses available to incoming exchange students are below (please note that course availability and offerings can slightly vary term to term):


Student Life

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Make Life-Changing Connections

Develop. Explore. Connect.

Schulich brings you a world of opportunity to grow your aptitudes and passions alongside students from an array of different backgrounds and global regions. Build lasting memories as you participate in clubs, case competitions, conferences and more.
At Schulich, you’ll expand your network with applied learning from international faculty and exclusive opportunities to meet industry leaders from finance, real estate, mining, healthcare and more. The relationships you build will shape your success at Schulich and well beyond.

The Open Arms Committee (OAC) is a student-run organization at Schulich with the purpose of facilitating the transition of exchange students to life at Schulich. Throughout the year, the OAC organizes events for exchange students and keeps them informed of what is going on socially at the School and around the city. In addition, exchange students are partnered with a Schulich student “buddy” who is available to answer any questions or concerns. To contact the OAC, email: mbaoac@schulich.yorku.ca.

The Graduate Business Council (GBC) is the student government of master’s level graduate students which represents the interests of all its students. The GBC organizes events and initiatives which help to engage exchange students with the larger student body. The GBC also serves as the student body’s voice to faculty and administration. To contact the GBC, email: gbc@schulich.yorku.ca or gbcinternational@schulich.yorku.ca.

Health Insurance

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University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP)

UHIP is mandatory for all exchange students (and their dependents staying for more than a month). Coverage includes basic health care services to see a doctor, be treated in a hospital as well as some laboratory and ambulance services in Ontario. Registration for UHIP is administered by York University before the start of the term. Your coverage will begin on the 10th day of the month prior to your program start date and fees will be automatically charged to your York student account.

For more detailed information, please visit the York University UHIP page.

York University Graduate Student Association (YUGSA) Health Plan

The YUGSA Health Plan is optional for exchange students. This supplemental insurance plan has 4 options to choose from which are equal in value, with different combinations of drug, dental, vision, and travel coverage. For more information and to opt-in, please visit YUGSA Health Plan. Detailed information on coverage and choosing a plan option is available at: WeSpeakStudent.

Meet the Team

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For any additional questions or concerns, feel free to contact a member of the International Relations Team


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