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This is the program brochure page.
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description

**You must be nominated by your home university to apply to this program.

The Killam Fellowships Program is a scholarship program which allows undergraduate students from ASU to participate in a bi-national residential exchange program between Canada and the United States of America. Scholarship recipients spend either one semester, or a full academic year, as an exchange student in Canada.

The program is designed to encourage  exceptional undergraduate students to explore their their academic interests in an international context, by providing this unique opportunity for academic exchange. Undergraduates students in all fields of study are encouraged to apply. This program, which is administered by the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America, is supported by the American Killam Trusts, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, and the Foundation. It is an integral part of the Foundation's multidimensional strategy to foster mutual understanding between the citizens of Canada and the citizens of the United States.

The Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America is a joint, bi-national, treaty-based organization created to encourage mutual understanding between Canada and the United States through academic and cultural exchange. The Foundation is supported by the Canadian Government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, and by the United States Government, through the Department of State. The Foundation is also supported by a diverse group of corporate sponsors, charitable trusts, and a select group of university partners.

Awards Available

The Killam Fellowships Program provides a cash award of $5,000 US per semester. Further, the Foundation provides all Killam Fellows with an allowance of $250 CA to offset health insurance costs. In addition, all Fellows are eligible to apply for a mobility grant in an amount not to exceed $800. The idea of the mobility initiative is to allow students to undertake an educational field trip, providing the Fellows with the opportunity to gain a fuller understanding of the culture of the host country. In exceptional cases, and on a strictly competitive basis, the Foundation may be prepared to offer a modest high-cost allowance. This allowance is available only to those students participating in the direct exchange program.

Partner Institutions in Canada

To learn more about what it is like to attend these universities as an exchange student, please search the university websites for 'international exchange student.'  This will help provide key resources on housing options, course registration processes, international student services at the instution, etc.  Some universities have enrollment restrictions for international exchange students, this information is usually indicated on the host university's international office website.

Exchange program participants will pay ASU tuition and fees for the term of the Exchange program, according to the individual student's classification and degree level. In addition to ASU tuition and fees, participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, $400 Administrative Fee, and a mandatory Medical Insurance Fee. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the fall semester cost sheet, spring semester cost sheet or academic year cost sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-program activities.


Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States.  Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation.  The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. 

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad.  Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on this specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Eligibility Requirements

  • ASU full-time degree-seeking undergraduate student
  • a citizen of the United States
  • expected to receive an undergraduate degree in the upcoming Spring semester or beyond
  • meet the eligibility requirements and regulations of the home university
  • proficient in English, and French, should the student plan to study at a French language institution
  • in possession of a superior academic record
  • able to complete all steps of the application process prior to the published deadlines
  • must be nominated by your home university *

Credit & Grade Conversion Scales

To view how credits and grades from Canadian universities transfer to ASU, select a university:  
Canadian course leveling (upper vs. lower division) is typically equal to the American standard, but you should verify this with each university individually.

Contact Information

*If you are interested in applying to this program or if you would like further information on the application process requirements, please contact: 

Kyle Mox, Director of the Lorrain W. Frank Office of National Scholarship Advisement
The Barrett Honors College
Tel: (480) 965-5944

Maggie Flynn, International Coordinator
Study Abroad Office
Tel: (480) 965-9524


Dates & Deadlines

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.