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International Exchange Program

Ryerson provides many opportunities for you to take your Nutrition and Food education global.

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The School of Nutrition provides the opportunity for nutrition students to engage in cultural and educational opportunities abroad. Exchange students remain registered at Ryerson while on exchange. This means that you will continue to pay tuition to Ryerson and do not have to apply for readmission upon your return.

  • Experience a new culture
  • Discover a new and different way of learning
  • A great experience to include on your resume
  • Develop cross-cultural competencies
  • Build your resilience and adaptability
  • Enhance your professional development

Students entering their third year, with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 (C+) are eligible to apply to go on exchange.

  • Course equivalents and availability (some courses are not taught every term)
  • Exchanges take place in the winter term only (one-semester only)
  • The cost of living at the host university
  • Your personal interests (consider the campus location and language of the host country)

Before making a decision, be sure to research host universities, attend an information session and speak to your academic advisor.

Step one:

  • Attend upcoming exchange information session
  • Look into funding opportunities
  • Meet qualifying criteria and apply online by February 1st, 2021.
    You will need to submit the following documents as part of your application:
    • Letter of Motivation ( page)
      - more information found on Ryerson International website. 
    • Contact information for one academic and one non-academic reference
    • Course Planning Tool

Step two:

  • Book an appointment with academic advisor to confirm eligibility and approve Course Planning Tool by March 1st, 2021
Month Details
November - January
  • International summer programs application deadline
January - February
  • February 1st:  Deadline for online exchange application
  • March 1st: Deadline to meet advisor; confirm academic eligibility
February - March
  • Confirm exchange spot
  • Approval process begins; you will be contacted by the school  
  • Research course selection at host university
  • Complete exchange application for host university
  • Attend Ryerson exchange pre-departure orientation
  • Receive confirmation of acceptance from host university
  • Apply for visa
  • Exchange term begins

Successful applicants will be nominated to their exchange universities in approximately late March.

1. Mandatory items to send to your academic advisor:

2. Host university:

  • Complete host institution application (September/October)
  • Select courses to study overseas
  • Host approval will take several weeks

3. Attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation session in October