University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba

City: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Country: Canada
Length of study: 1 or 2 semesters
Language of instruction: English
About: The University of Manitoba - western Canada's first university. Founded more than 137 years ago, and located in the heart of the country, we are the region’s largest and only research intensive university offering over 100 degrees, diplomas, and certificates – more than 60 at the undergraduate level. Our energetic university community is comprised of close to 30,000 students, 8,700 faculty and staff, and 190,000 alumni. Nearly 13 per cent of our current students are international, representing close to 104 countries. The university of Manitoba is located on Anishinaabe and Metis traditional land and is home to a thriving community of indigenous researchers, staff and more than 2,000 first nations, Metis and Inuit students, including over 150 graduate students — one of the largest indigenous student bodies in the country. The University stimulates over $1.8 billion in economic activity in the province, and we are leaders in Manitoba’s knowledge economy with groundbreaking research in areas such as nanotechnology, functional foods and nutraceuticals, hiv/aids, and climate change. With a strong legacy of excellence to guide us, The University of Manitoba and its dynamic community of researchers, students, teachers and staff, are addressing the challenges facing Canada and the world in the 21st century. The University of Manitoba is a coeducational, nondenominational, government-supported institution. It is a member of the association of commonwealth universities and of the association of universities and colleges of Canada.

Useful info:


  • Accommodation: students who apply for on-campus housing by April 1st (for September starts) or by Sept. 1 (for January starts) should not have any trouble receiving a housing placement. Most exchange students stay in the on-campus residences, with preference for Pembina Hall and Arthur Mauro residences. Homestay is also an option. Visit University of Manitoba housing to see all the options available.


  • 12 faculties and schools open to exchange students, most programs and courses are open.
  • Courses in the following faculties are limited and may not be available- architecture (competitive selection), engineering, education (requires Canadian criminal record checks) contact us if you are interested in these limited areas for more details.
  • Course catalogue
  • Credit load: most courses at the u of m are 3 credit hours. Each 3 credit hour course has a minimum of 39 contact hours. The minimum credit hours per term is 9 (3 courses), and the maximum is 15 credit hours (5 courses).

Subject restrictions:

  • Faculties unavailable to exchange students - Health Sciences, Music, I.H. Asper School of Business
  • Undergraduate admission is not competitive in most study areas, if students are in good academic standing and meet the language proficiency requirements.
  • Graduate level admission is competitive and subject to space availability. Students may need to meet additional selection criteria.