How to study at ACAD as an incoming Exchange student

Looking to study at ACAD for a semester? We welcome applicants from across North America and from international schools around the world.

If you're a student from one of our partner AICAD schools, please submit your application on the AICAD Slideroom portal.

If you are an international student who attends a school that has an exchange agreement with ACAD please fill out the Incoming Exchange & Travel Study Application and email it to

Your Academic Advisor, Exchange Travel Study Coordinator, or Study Abroad Advisor should also send us a letter of introduction. Please note, you must apply to and receive approval from a Canadian Consulate for necessary visas and immigration documentation.

You are responsible for all travel, accommodation, visas, personal expenses, ACAD program supplementary fees (studio fees, internet useage, recreation, transit pass), and you must have proof of travel and health insurance coverage for the duration of your study here.

Application Deadlines:

  • Apr 10 is the application deadline to Study at ACAD for Fall Semester (September-December)
  • Nov 1 is the application deadline to study at ACAD for Winter/Spring Semester (January-May) 

Please contact ACAD's Exchange + Travel Study Coordinator if you have any questions.