Study Abroad

Skyline of Madrid, Spain, home to one of our faculty exchange partner institutions, Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid

University of Alberta Law students have the opportunity to study abroad at another university and gain academic credit towards their JD.

Exchanges are allocated based on selection criteria including:

  • Academic standing (minimum current and cumulative GPA of 2.7)

  • The academic appropriateness of the exchange

  • Evidence of good character and the ability to represent UAlberta Law

While abroad, students can take up to a maximum of 15 credits and must take courses that will fill their elective options. Students are not permitted to take required courses while abroad. Classes taken outside of law are not eligible for transfer credit and will not be approved. The Faculty of Law will approve course selections before the exchange to ensure credit transferability.

Students have the opportunity to apply for exchanges directly through the Faculty of Law, or through University of Alberta International. Programs outside of these options are not eligible. Choosing a UAI or Faculty exchange has no bearing on the transfer credit you will receive. The only differences are what locations are available, and which office you apply through.

Questions? Contact Student Recruiter/Financial Advisor Courtney Wagner at 780-492-6016 or by email at