Frequently asked questions


Yes, you can apply, but it is important that you know that the international programs office analyzes the entire academic context of the applicants and has the power to reject an application if it sees that the student has had a D or F, even when she/he has taken the course again.

Yes, you can apply. The Office of International Programs will review these types of applications on a case-by-case basis through an Exchange Committee. However, we cannot guarantee that the foreign university will accept you because many have a GPA of 3.00 as a minimum requirement.

You must take into account that you have to take all degree classes at USFQ. You cannot go on an exchange during your last semester. You can go on an exchange during the second last semester, but on your return you will have to take the degree classes (and do the thesis if your career requires it). In case you have not done it on time, this may extend your university career one more semester.

You can take a maximum of 1 online course at USFQ during the exchange year.

It depends on the country and the visa. For example, the J-1 visa for the USA allows you to work up to 20 hours per week on the University´s campus. If you are going to want to work off campus, your work will have to be connected to the subject of your studies (you will not be able to work as a waiter off-campus). In the case of other countries, you should check with the exchange Coordinator at your host University.