Semester Abroad – Inbound


Durham College welcomes students from all around the world to study and experience life in Canada. By attending an exchange semester at Durham College, students from partner institutions can select courses that are eligible for credit transfer back at their home institutions, while having an international experience

Located in Durham Region, Ontario, with easy access to the entire Greater Toronto Area, students can immerse themselves in cultural diversity through fun and exciting activities inside and outside of the classroom.

FACTSHEET 2022/2023

Step by step guide

Be nominated by your home institution.

Your home institution will need to fill the SA (Inbound) Nomination Form for you and send to

  • Students are not permitted to nominate themselves.
  • Students can only be nominated for an academic school/program as stated in the agreement between DC and their institution.
  • A nomination is not a guaranteed seat in a specific program at Durham College.
  • After we have received applications and reviewed them with International Admissions team, we will provide a Letter of Acceptance to the student.
  • It may be possible to mix and match courses from different exchange programs, but they must be in the same academic school at DC.
Please send the following documents to the exchange coordinator at your institution. The coordinator will send them to us, along with the nomination form (see Step 1).
  1. Complete SA (Inbound) Application Form.
  2. Send your most recent transcript at your home institution.
  3. Send a copy of your passport: must be a readable copy. The passport must be valid throughout your period of exchange at DC.

After we receive the nomination and application forms from your home institution, we will work with the International Admissions team to issue you a Letter of Acceptance.

You may receive the Letter of Acceptance within 4 – 6 weeks. Please review the letter carefully before proceeding to next steps.

You do not pay tuition to DC. You will continue paying tuition to your home institution.

Ancillary fees include health insurances in Canada, UPASS (bus pass in Durham Region), etc. Please refer to your Letter of Acceptance for more information.

As soon as you pay ancillary fees to DC, your MyDC account will be activated.

You do not register a timetable by yourself. A student advisor (academic) at DC will help build your timetable.

You will need to sign a learning agreement. This agreement must be approved and signed by both institutions.

After your timetable registration, you need to set up network password for DC Connect account The information of your courses will appear on DC Connect within 24 – 48 hours after the registration.

Please see this Housing webpage.

If you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, you don’t need a study permit to come to Canada to study for 6 months or less. However, getting a study permit when you don’t need one has benefits.

For more information, please see this page:

Please read this Arrival Guide carefully before planning your travel.


To view programs that are available for incoming exchange at Durham College, please see this page.

If you have any questions, please contact