Osgoode Semester Exchanges

Through our partnership agreements with universities across the globe, Osgoode offers its students the opportunity to spend a term or full-year abroad studying at one of many preeminent law faculties.

Student Experiences

Rosetta TingRosetta Ting - Waseda University, Japan - Fall 2010

People at Waseda were both polite and respectful, and I found that this type of courtesy and friendliness was culturally ingrained and generally displayed by everyone throughout Tokyo. I was thoroughly impressed by the renowned faculty, the support from both professors and the administration office, and the quality of the lectures. I was astounded by how much I learned about Japanese and international law. I was also highly appreciative of the Japanese language classes generously offered by the University. Outside the classroom, the exchange students also made great partners when it came to visiting local events, tasting new and delectable foods, and exploring landmark attractions such as the Tokyo Tower and Meiji Jingu (shrine).


  1. Attend an Information Session
    Students wishing to apply for an exchange program should attend an information session held jointly by Osgoode International and York International. Information sessions offer an overview of the exchange process from application and acceptance to pre-departure training.  If you have questions regarding the exchanges, please contact Karen Willoughby, Academic and International Exchange Coordinator. 
  2. Complete the Online Application Form
    Students will be notified by email when the form is made available on MyOsgoode. 
  3. Deadlines
    Applications for an Osgoode Exchange are typically due in mid-January (online form and required supporting documentation). Supporting documentation should be delivered to the Programs & Records Office in the Osgoode Student Services Office. 
  4. Documentation Checklist
    Ensure that your application includes:
    • faculty reference(s)
    • resume
    • statement of interest
    • passport-sized photo
    • photocopy of your transcript

Access to exchanges at Osgoode’s partner institutions is competitive. All applications are carefully reviewed and successful nominations are then forwarded to the partner institutions. Partner institutions contact students directly with information about any additional application, housing, or course selection procedures.

Osgoode Semester Exchange Partners

Country Institution Language of Instruction Academic Sessions


Monash University


1st term: late February - June

2nd term: July - November


São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas (Direito GV)

English and Portuguese

Ist term (Fall):  February to end of June

2nd term (Spring): end of July to mid of December


University of Hong Kong


Late August – December January - early May


University of Copenhagen

English, Dutch, and French courses available. Many courses offered in English.

1st term: early September – late January (classes end mid December)

2nd term: early February – late June (classes end early May)


University of Kent


Sept. – Dec.

Jan. - May




1st term: mid September – mid December

2nd term: early February – mid June


Bucerius, Hamburg


Late August – mid December


National Law School of India


1st term: July – October

2nd term: October – March

3rd term: March – June

 Jindal University


August – December

February - June

 National Law University - Delhi


August – December

February - June


Trinity College Dublin


1st term: early October – late December

2nd term: mid January – mid May - exams can run into June

University College Dublin


1st term: September - late December

2nd term: early January - May


Bar Ilan University

English and Hebrew

1st term: October – mid February

2nd term: late February - June


Hebrew University

Hebrew and English

1st term: October – mid February

2nd term: late February - June


Waseda University

Mostly Japanese but will accommodate English speaking students

Flexible start dates, but English courses limited to the Fall semester.


University of Luxembourg

English and French

- September - February 201 ( 2 week break for Christmas and exams run from mid January  early February 2013

- no mandatory classes held after the Christmas break (mainly review classes)

-February 2013 – July


University of Amsterdam

French and English courses offered

1st term: early September –  January

2nd term: early February – late June

Vrije University


1st term: early September – mid January

2nd term: early February - mid June

Maastricht University

English and Dutch

1st block: Sept. 1 – mid October.; 2nd block: late October –mid December. ; 3rd block: January  –  February; 4th block: February – end of March  

5th block: April  – June ; Exams are the week following the end of the block


University of Strathclyde, Glasgow


1st term: late September – late December

2nd term: late January – early June


National University of Singapore


1st term: August  – late December

2nd term: earlty January – late May


University of St. Gallen

Limited course selection in English. Majority of courses in German

1st term: September - January

2nd term: February - June


Université de Montréal

French and English

1st term: end of August – mid December

2nd term: early January - late April