Friday, February 18, 2011

[SGS] New Procedures: Exchange Programs

To: Graduate Administrators
From: Michael Godwin, Student Services Officer
CC: School of Graduate Studies, Student Services, Centre for International Experience, Exchange Programs
Date: February 17, 2011
Re: New Procedures: Exchange Programs

The School of Graduate Studies and the Centre for International Experience (CIE) are pleased to announce new procedures to approve graduate student exchange programs.

SGS encourages graduate students to take advantage of international study opportunities during their program, with the guidance and approval of their graduate unit. The benefits of studying abroad for a semester, year or summer include: international research collaboration, conducting research abroad, gaining access to archives, networking for future degrees and projects, and completing language proficiency requirements.

To assist graduate students and graduate administrators with course pre-authorisation prior to an opportunity abroad, new procedures have been developed to determine how course credit and equivalency will transfer to the University of Toronto (procedure 4).

Please take note of the new procedures for graduate students wishing to go on an approved exchange:

1. Students are encouraged to visit the SGS Exchange Programs webpage to learn more about studying abroad opportunities.

2. Students must be approved by their home graduate unit, supervisor (if applicable), and SGS before applying for studies abroad. They must include the CIE approval sheet with their application to the Centre for International Experience.

3. Students must apply via the CIE application.

4. Students must also complete the SGS Course Pre-Authorisation for an Exchange Program Applicant form, which will be sent by the home graduate unit to the School of Graduate Studies. If the course(s) and/or language requirement are approved by the graduate unit and SGS, SGS will notify the Centre for International Experience who will process the graduate exchange application.

If you have any questions regarding the new procedures please contact your Student Services Officer.


Michael Godwin
Student Services Officer, Division I & CERES, FI, LAW, MGT, MMPA.
School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto
63 St. George Street
Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 2Z9
Phone: 416-978-6390 | Fax: 416-946-0992
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