Carleton University – Ottawa, Canada

Carleton University is a public comprehensive university in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The university is reputed for its strength in a variety of academic fields such as Humanities, International Business, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, and many of the disciplines in its Faculty of Public Affairs. The university is also renowned for the strong performance of its men’s basketball team, which won seven consecutive Canadian national championships between 2006 and 2017,

Carleton University offers more than 65 undergraduate and graduate programs across a wide range of disciplines and has 30,000 students and has produced more than 140,000 alumni.

Programmes of study

Carleton University offers a range of programmes of study that include Commerce (Business), Cognitive Science, Commination, Media Studies, Journalism, Health Sciences, Engineering and so on. Full details of the majors on offer can be found on the Carleton University website.

Exchange students will be required to follow a full programme of study for the academic year based at Carleton University.

Travel & accommodation

Visas & insurance

  • Visas – To take part in this exchange you are responsible for ensuring that you meet Canadian immigration requirements.
  • Insurance – DMU insurance is not sufficient for studying on exchange in Canada, and students are required to purchase medical insurance while attending Carleton University.


Living costs in Canada tend to be higher than those in the UK. We recommend that you do further independent research to gain a better understanding of the cost of your year abroad. To help you, we have a created a simple cost comparison between the UK and Canada: