Incoming Student Exchange

Incoming Student Exchange

Welcome to Royal Roads University (RRU)

We are pleased that you have chosen to spend your semester abroad at our institution on the beautiful Westcoast of Vancouver Island.  

Check out our video and the International Student Guide to see for yourself how we are different.

Our exchange program enables students from our partner institutions to study one or two semesters at RRU while earning credits towards their degrees.

Contact your Home University’s International Office to find out if we have a student exchange agreement with them. You must be nominated as an exchange student by your international office before applying directly to RRU. Should we not have a bilateral agreement with your home institution, you may be able to spend a semester at RRU as a visiting student (fees apply).


The exchange program is available to international students who have been nominated by our partner universities and meet the program-specific and English language requirements as specified in the Student Exchange Agreement between RRU and the partner institution.

Nomination Process

We are pleased to receive nominations from our partner institutions through our online form. Contact us for any questions you may have.

Application Process

Once you have been nominated by your home institution, you will receive the application form and instructions from RRU’s Office of International Collaboration and Development.


Incoming Exchange Students normally continue to pay tuition fees to their home institution and are tuition fee-exempt at RRU. Incoming Exchange Students are subject to pay RRU’s ancillary fees, which includes a public transportation pass for the duration of their stay in Victoria.

Course Selection

Course availability will be confirmed with the student once the official nomination by the home institution has been received. 

Additional Information

Download our Incoming Exchange Student Information (pdf) sheet and contact us for any questions you may have.  We look forward to welcoming you on our campus soon!