Study Abroad


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Exchange Information sessions are offered by the CIE office, please visit the events page by clicking here.

Below are guidelines for the Exchange program.


  • Choose a Program – Examine the provided list of partner universities with which MIE and the Centre for International Experience (CIE) have exchange agreements.
  • Apply – Submit an application for exchange through CIE. Students will be required to submit an academic reference letter, statement of intent, questionnaire form, resume, and bursary application (optional) upon applying for exchange.
  • Conditional Nomination – If selected, students will receive a conditional nomination from CIE. Students will be notified of the result of their bursary application at this time. Students can view the status of their application on CIE’s Student Portal.
  • Transfer Credit Assessment – To qualify for and receive academic credits for courses taken through the Exchange program, students should visit the MIE Transfer Credit System (TCS).

The Transfer Credit System allows MIE students to:

    • view a list of transfer credit requests that the MIE department has assessed in the past. The TCS should only be used as a guideline. It does not automatically guarantee transfer of credit.
    • prepare and submit transfer credit requests for all courses that they are interested in taking at the host institutions/s (a host institution is the post-secondary institution to which a student will apply to complete their exchange).
    • review the status of their transfer credit request.
  • Placement Confirmation – Once officially accepted, students will receive an admissions letter from the host institution. Bursary funds will be released once CIE receives notice that the student accepted the offer of admission.
  • Study Plan – Students should submit a Study Plan to the MIE Undergraduate Office before they enrol in courses. 
  • Transcripts – Upon completion of the exchange program and prior to returning to the University of Toronto, students should make arrangements for their transcript to be sent by their host institution to the CIE. The MIE Undergraduate Office will then work with CIE and the APSC Registrar’s Office to ensure the appropriate transfer credits are rewarded.
  • Review – Students should review their study plan and transfer credits on ACORN to ensure they are still on the right path to graduate.


The Centre for International Experience is responsible for facilitating student exchange programs and helps with non-academic matters relating to studying abroad, such as guidance on visa requirements, accommodation, tax office, medical care, etc.

The MIE Undergraduate Office will help facilitate the transfer credit assessment process, and assist in developing a study plan for students.


Centre for International Experience MIE Undergraduate Office MIE Graduate Office
Cumberland House, Room 204
33 St. George Street
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2E3
Tel: 416-946-3138
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
5 King’s College Road
Toronto, ON. M5S 3G8
Tel: 416-978-6420
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
5 King’s College Road
Toronto, ON. M5S 3G8
Tel: 416-978-2805


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