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For all enquiries please contact the Exchange Office at exchange@otago.ac.nz.
Last updated July, 2018

Academic Information

Course InformationMt. Allison - welcome to Sackville sign

Course descriptions are available at:

Semester Dates

  • Academic Year: September - May
  • Fall Term: September - December
  • Winter Term: January - May

Academic Calendar 

Course Load and Minimum Unit Requirements

  • Minimum Course Load-12 Credits per Semester
  • Maximum Course Load-15 Credits per Semester

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Accommodation & the Cost of Living

AccommodationMt. Allison dining hall

On-campus accommodation is recommended for exchange students who will be studying at Mount Allison for one or two semesters. There are 11 different on-campus residences for exchange students to choose from, in either a single-room or a double-room.

Information on accommodation options and costs

Estimated Cost of Living

Approx CAN 7000 per semester. 

Additional Information

Student Visa & Insurance

Information on Student Visas & Insurance for students going on exchange can be found elsewhere on this website.

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Exchange Experiences

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The University, City & Region

The University

Mount Allison University, a campus of extraordinary beauty, is nestled on the Tantramar marshes in the picture-perfect town of Sackville in the province of New Brunswick, also known across Canada as the picture-perfect province. Founded in 1839 by Charles Frederick Allison, Mount Allison University encourages personalized combinations of courses and offers a very strong academic and extracurricular experience, one that we fondly refer to as Mount A plus.

Learn more about Mount Allison University

The City of Sackville and Region

Situated at the headwaters of the Bay of Fundy, Sackville is noted as one of the 'top ten towns in Canada'. The area is abundant with unusual flora and fauna; and the much celebrated and nationally recognised Waterfowl Park exemplifies the area's commitment to environmental conservation. There are many beautiful examples of Victorian architecture throughout the community. The streets of historic Sackville are lined with maple and elm trees, with the homes reflecting the styles and values of a community where, for more than two centuries, people have settled, prospered, and lived well. Sackville has many local businesses and quality retail stores.

Sackville, NB

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Further Information

For further information about Otago Global Student Exchange please email exchange@otago.ac.nz