Exchange Programs

The School of Architecture currently is participating in two exchange programs that enable M2 students from Dalhousie to study for a semester at another architecture school while students from the other schools study at Dalhousie.

University of Lisbon, Portugal

Destination: Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon

Purpose for outbound Dalhousie students: To study architecture through other teaching methods and practices and to learn about architectural culture and life in Portugal; to experience living in a large European city; to visit some significant buildings and cities in Europe.

Faculty coordinators: Diogo Burnay (Dalhousie), Marco Alves (Office of External Relations, FA-UL).

Eligible students: M2.

Places available each year: 3.

Duration: Early September to late January (winter semester at University of Lisbon).

Language requirement: Courses will be taught in English. Learning some Portuguese will be helpful.

Registration: With a letter of permission from Dalhousie, you register for six or seven courses (30 ECTS) at University of Lisbon that are equivalent to four Year 5 core courses (15 credit-hours) in design, humanities, and technology, plus an elective.

Fees and expenses: You pay tuition fees to Dalhousie. You pay incidental fees and health insurance to University of Lisbon (unless you have equivalent health insurance that is valid in Portugal). You pay for your travel, accommodation, and living expenses.

Travel requirements: Passport, student visa.

Information meeting (2018): Monday, May 7, 1:00 p.m. A copy of the exchange agreement and a summary of exchange procedures will be provided.

Application requirements: A letter of intent (PDF, max. 2 pages), describing how this exchange would advance your plans for the MArch program.

Submit application to: Alexa Desjarlais, grad.arch@dal.ca

Application deadline: Monday, May 14, 9:00 a.m.

Selection of outbound students: By the Program Committee.

Criteria for selection: Academic record, B5 design portfolio (submitted earlier), ability to work independently, potential benefit from the exchange.

 

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

Destination: Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde

Purpose for outbound Dalhousie students: to learn about architectural culture in the United Kingdom; to experience living in a large Scottish city near many significant works of architecture.

Faculty coordinators: Steve Parcell (Dalhousie), Michael Angus (Strathclyde).

Eligible students: M2.

Places available each year: 4.

Duration: Mid-September to mid-January (fall semester)

Registration: With a letter of permission from Dalhousie, you register for four courses (30 ECTS) at Strathclyde that are equivalent to four Year 5 core courses (15 credit-hours) in design, humanities, technology, and an elective.

Fees and expenses: You pay tuition fees to Dalhousie. To University of Strathclyde you pay incidental fees and health insurance (unless you have equivalent health insurance that is valid in the U.K.). You pay for your travel, accommodation, and living expenses.

Travel requirements: passport, student visa.

Information meeting (2018): Monday, May 7, 1:00 p.m. A copy of the exchange agreement and a summary of exchange procedures will be provided.

Application requirement: letter of intent (PDF, max. 2 pages), describing how this exchange would advance your plans for the MArch program.

Submit application to: Alexa Desjarlais, grad.arch@dal.ca

Application deadline: Monday, May 14, 9:00 a.m.

Selection of outbound students: by the Program Committee.

Criteria for selection: academic record, B5 design portfolio (submitted earlier), ability to work independently, potential benefit from the exchange.