International Students

International Students

Exchange Students

Canisius College welcomes exchange students from many different partner universities around the world. Below is a list of our current exchange programs offered.



University of the Sunshine Coast

Queensland, Australia

Universiteit Antwerpen (University of Antwerp)

Antwerp, Belgium

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande Do Sul

Porto Alegre, Brazil

Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janerio

Rio de Janerio, Brazil

London Metropolitan University

London, England

Université Catholique de Lille
(Catholic University of Lille)

  • ESCI, Graduate MBA discount program
  • ESM-A, Graduate MBA discount program

Lille, France

Ecole de Management, Strasbourg

Strasbourg, France

Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
(Berlin School of Economics)

Berlin, Germany

Techische Universität Dortmund
(Technical University of Dortmund)

Dortmund, Germany

Katholische Universität Eichstätt
(Catholic University Eichstätt)

Ingolstadt, Germany

Lorenzo de 'Medici, Florence Florence, Italy
Lorenzo de 'Medici, Rome Rome, Italy
La Casa de la Solidaridad San Salvador, El Salvador
IQS- Universidad Ramon LLULL (Institut Quimic de Sarria School of Management) Barcelona, Spain
National University of Ireland at Galway Galway, Ireland

Sophia University

Tokyo, Japan

Sogang University

Seoul, Korea

Universidad Pontificia Comillas

Madrid, Spain

Universidad de Oviedo Oviedo, Spain
Universidad del Pacifico Lima, Peru

Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts

Warsaw, Poland

Application Process

1. Complete the Canisius College Application for International Exchange Admission. Be sure that your name on the application matches exactly as it is displayed on your passport.

2. Submit all official transcripts from institutions attended. If you have already received a degree, please also include a copy of the diploma. These documents must be original or certified true copies stamped and signed by the issuing school. They must also carry the official seal of that institution. Documents that are not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation. The submission of falsified documents is considered grounds for declining your application.

3. Complete the Certification of Finances page with your sponsor. In addition, documentation of financial support is required for issuance of a visa eligibility form (I-20). Enclose original financial statements and an accompanying English translation (if necessary), demonstrating funding available for the period of study.

4. Complete the Physical Examination and Immunization Form for International Students. This should be completed and mailed in along with your application. If there are immunizations required on the form that you typically do not receive in your country, you will be able to receive these immunizations once you arrive. Please be sure that your physician completes the Physical Examination portion in English.


All exchange programs listed above offer a 100% tuition exchange, with the exception of Techische Universität Dortmund which offers both a 100% tuition exchange and a 50%/1 semester tuition exchange program. Students can use the approximation costs below when completing the Certificate of Finances:


 None (100% agreement)

*Tuition for Techische Universität Dortmund (50% semester agreement program)  *N/A (50% agreement)
  • Undergraduate Fees (Full academic year: Fall & Spring)
  • Undergraduate Fees (1 semester only)
  • Graduate Fees (1 semester only)
  • $1,416

  • $708

  • $307
Orientation fee** (The orientation fee for August includes the college's mandatory 5-day orientation for undergraduate students, in addition to international orientation.)
  • $400**- August Orientation
  • $300-January orientation

Mandatory Health Insurance (Full academic year: Fall & Spring)

Mandatory Health Insurance (1 semester exchange only)

Annual Undergraduate: $1,437 approx.
Annual Graduate: 
$1,437 approx.

Fall Semester

  • Undergraduate: $543 approx.
  • Fall Semester Graduate: $543 approx.

Spring Semester

  • Undergraduate: $543 approx.
  • Spring Semester Graduate: $543 approx.

Books/Supplies (Full academic year: Fall & Spring)

Books/Supplies (1 semester only)

Approximately $1,100

Approximately $550

Room (dependent upon housing assignment. See Housing Costs for more details) See Housing Costs for more details
Meal Plans: Optional except for students living in Bosch, Frisch or Dugan Hall. View Meal Plan Rates for more information.

If student prepares their own meals, approximately $1,050 per semester or $2,100 per academic year.

If student chooses to sign-up for a meal plan, please view Meal Plan Rates for costs.


Students that are interested in studying at Canisius for the Fall term (beginning in August) should submit their application by May 1. Students interested in studying at Canisius for the Spring term (beginning in January) should submit their application by October 1. The process of obtaining a visa can take a few months, so we recommend these application deadlines.

All application materials should be sent to:

Canisius College
Office of International Student Programs
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208-1098

You can also fax your application materials to: (716) 888-3191.

If you are accepted as an exchange student to study at Canisius, you will receive your acceptance letter and form I-20 in the mail. Instructions on how to make your deposit will be included in your acceptance letter. Included in the acceptance letter are instructions on how to fill out the housing application. Download the housing application.

Once you have the form completed, you can either mail, email, or fax it back to us. Housing assignments are completed on a first come, first serve basis based on your date of deposit to the college. If you have any questions about housing availability, please let us know

Once you have received your acceptance letter, please also take a moment and review the Accepted Students website, Visa Tips website, and Orientation information page.