Coming to Osgoode as an Exchange Student

Each year, Osgoode welcomes exchange students from our partner institutions around the globe. With an internationally renowned faculty and robust curriculum, Osgoode offers legal training that translates easily to the practice of law in a diverse and changing world.

Exchange students at Osgoode have access to a broad range of upper-year courses, and to an active campus community and extensive support services.

How to Apply

If you’re interested in studying at Osgoode Hall Law School on exchange, you should:

  • Be enrolled in a law faculty at one of Osgoode’s exchange partner institutions
  • Have a minimum GPA of B in the last two years of full-time (or equivalent) study. For students studying law as their first degree, preference is given to those in their second year or higher.
  • Contact your home institution and follow its internal application and nomination process for study abroad. Osgoode receives student nominations from our partner institutions and contacts students directly by email.

Note: Applicants whose first language is not English will need to provide an official TOEFL score or a letter from their home university indicating appropriate language proficiency.

Applicants need to complete both the Osgoode Exchange Application Form and the On-Campus Housing Application. Exchange students are typically offered housing in York University’s graduate residences.

You’ll be notified about course enrollment procedures after your formal acceptance letter is issued.

Travel Arrangements

Once you receive confirmation of your acceptance from Osgoode, you need to make arrangements for study permits/visas if necessary. See Citizenship and Immigration Canada and your local Canadian Embassy or Consulate for detailed information.

International students coming to Canadian universities are required to purchase the mandatory University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP). Further information is available through York International.

Getting Started at Osgoode

Osgoode hosts an academic orientation session within the first few weeks of the term, so exchange students can meet each other.

Attending first-year orientation events during the first week of the fall term can also help you meet other incoming Osgoode students and learn about the Law School.

The Life at Osgoode section of this site also contains information that will help orient you to the campus and the wider community.