University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba

Location

Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA

Website

umanitoba.ca

Availability

Available university-wide


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    The University of Manitoba (UoM) is at the heart of North America, where the first treaties since the Confederation of Canada were signed and where the Métis organized the Confederation of Manitoba in 1870. Having just celebrated their 140th anniversary, UoM is the oldest university in western Canada. They are ranked in the globally-recognized QS World Universities Ranking and Times Higher Education, boasting more than 350 Bison Sports athletes in our elite interuniversity sport programs.

    With two campuses in Winnipeg, Fort Garry and Bannatyne, and over 100 programs, the U of M provides the opportunity to experience learning in a different and supportive environment. The University features new, modern facilities complemented by historic buildings that have defined the campus for more than a century. These innovative spaces enrich the experiences of students, our community and visitors to campus.

    UoM connects new students with an experienced student who will act as a mentor. Mentors contact students by email or Skype before arrival and meet with students approximately once per week (for 1-2 hours) to provide intercultural, personal, and academic support.

    There are over 200 student groups representing a diverse range of interests. Popular groups include: Photography, Amnesty International, Choir, Robotics, Cultural Groups, Swing Dance, Gaming, Gardening, Rainbow Pride Mosaic, Aboriginal Student’s Association, Womyn’s Centre.

    Our new Active Living Centre is a world-class facility, offering students many options including: recreational sports leagues, climbing wall, swimming pool, hockey, tennis, soccer, water polo, quidditch, badminton, ultimate Frisbee, fitness classes, yoga, and much more!

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    Winnipeg is the capital and the largest city in the province of Manitoba. Many students take advantage of Winnipeg’s central location to travel north to Churchill to see the famous polar bears, west to the Rocky Mountains, east to Toronto or Montreal or even South to the USA. Near and within Winnipeg, students can explore abundant nature, forests, lakes, beaches, rivers and parks. Winnipeg is also home to one of the largest Indigenous student populations in Canada. 

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    • Canadian Museum for Human Rights 
    • Manitoba Museum 
    • Assiniboine Park 
    • Winnipeg Art Gallery  
    • Oak Hammock Marsh 
    • Forks National Historic Site 
    • Upper Fort Gary Heritage Provincial Park 
    • St Boniface Museum 
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    Canada is a country in the north of North America, extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and northward into the Arctic Ocean. It is the world's second largest country by total area, and shares the world's longest bi-national land border with the USA.

    As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated with the majority of its land area dominated by forest and tundra. Over 80% of its 37.6 million people are concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, with 70% residing within 100 kilometres of the US border. Both English and French are commonly spoken.

    Cities such as Montreal and Quebec located in the historically French part of Canada offer a European city experience in North America, along with the opportunity to develop language skills and explore a different culture. Canadians are renowned for being friendly and helpful, and Canada experiences very low crime and a high standard of living. The exchange rate is generally more favourable for Canada than the US, making it more affordable for students.

    Canada’s incredible range of natural wonders are perfect for exploring – it has the most coastline of any country, alongside famous mountain ranges, huge lakes, ancient forests, arctic lands, some desert and unique wildlife. Popular natural attractions include the Canadian Rocky Mountain parks, the Aurora Borealis, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Nahanni National Park Reserve, Cabot Trail, Niagara Falls, and Banff National Park.

    Did you know…..?

    Canada offers some amazing festivals and parties, including the Celebration of Light - the largest fireworks competition in the world. The Toronto International Film Festival is also a must-see for film, art, and media students.

    Canada is home to the Rocky Mountaineer, one of the most iconic railway journeys in the world!
     
     

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UoM FACTSHEET

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Fall Semester (SP5)
September to December

Winter Semester (SP2)
January to April


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    Undergraduate

    • Agricultural and Food Sciences (includes Nutrition)  
    • Architecture* 
    • School of Art (Fine Arts) 
    • Arts (Humanities, Social Sciences, etc.)    
    • Engineering* 
    • Environment, Earth, and Resources 
    • Kinesiology and Recreation Management  
    • Law* 
    • Music 
    • Science  
    • Social Work* 

    *limited places available 
     
     
     

    Postgraduate

    • Agricultural and Food Sciences (includes Nutrition)  
    • Architecture* 
    • School of Art (Fine Arts) 
    • Arts (Humanities, Social Sciences, etc.)    
    • Engineering* 
    • Environment, Earth, and Resources 
    • Kinesiology and Recreation Management  
    • Law*
    • Music 
    • Science  
    • Social Work*

    *limited places available 

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    All students must meet standard exchange selection criteria and any host institution restrictions.

    Courses from the following faculties at UoM are not available for exchange:

    • Business 
    • Health Sciences 
    • Education 

    Postgraduate students please note, you must have completed a four-year undergraduate program* with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B or equivalent) in the last two full years of study to undertake postgraduate level courses at UoM. 

    *Students who completed a three-year undergraduate program are not eligible for Graduate-level admission. You are eligible to apply for undergraduate program to take courses at 1000 to 4000 level (highest).

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    • UniSA academic transcript 
    • Passport
    • Evidence of English proficiency (if applicable) 
    • 5 course study plan  
    • Personal statement of intent (1-2 pages) including the following:
      • Why do you want to come to UoM for exchange? 
      • What personal, academic, and professional goals do you hope to achieve on exchange at the UoM? 
    • If applying for postgraduate studies, please provide copy of undergraduate transcript  
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    At University of Manitoba, to be considered a full-time student, a minimum of 9 credits per semester is required; however that is only a 60% study load.

    Therfore we recommend that:

    • 5 courses is equivalent to 18 UniSA units 
    • 4 courses (12 credits) is equivalent to 13.5 UniSA units 
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    If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence of English proficiency. Please see below for details and exceptions:

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UoM FACTSHEET

Download factsheet

UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

Enquire

How to apply

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Weather
Autumn/Winter: -13°c to 10°c
Spring/Summer: 11°c to 26°c

Currency
$ Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Local language/s
French | English


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    University of Manitoba does not offer airport pick up. You will need to make your own way to the campus from Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport
     
    More information on how to get to the campus can be found here

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    The are two options for on-campus housing options at UoM, Student Residence or Homestay program. It is recommended that you apply early as on-campus accommodation is competitive.   
     
    More information on housing on or off campus can be found here.  

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to University of Manitoba, instead you will pay tuition as you would normally at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur: 

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $2900
    Health Insurance $635 per semester
    Accommodation $700 per month 
    Meals/Groceries $700 a month
    Transportation $110 a month
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc. $500 per month

    More information can be found here.

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    UniSA offers a generous travel grant of up to $2500 for a full semester exchange. You may also be eligible to receive an OS-HELP loan of up to $8000. For more information please see funding and scholarships website

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website 

    Please click hereto read the travel insurance policy. 

    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here. 

    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 

    As an exchange student at University of Manitoba, you must purchase compulsory additional health insurance. See MISHP for more information. 

UoM FACTSHEET

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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How to apply

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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advise. Please see below links for more information.  

Australian Government DFAT brief on Canada is available here.

Canada High Commissions website can be found here. 

University of Manitoba student visa FAQ is available here

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
 
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the  Smartraveller website. 
 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

UoM FACTSHEET

Download factsheet

UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

Enquire

How to apply

Go back to search

No available summer/winter school

University of Manitoba is not an exchange partner for a Winter/Summer School. To see other current short-term opportunities, please click here

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