Whether you are applying for the ORA Exchange Program, the Summer Research Program, or the Summer Language Program, your application must be submitted to the International Office of your home university in Ontario. Please note that each International Office sets their own university-specific application deadlines. You should check your university’s website for those dates.

That office will then decide which applicant it wishes to nominate for participation in the specific program in question. Those applications will then be forwarded to the ORA Program Office in Toronto, which will determine the final list of participants. The ORA Office cannot accept applications directly from students.

Each of the three ORA programs has its own specific ORA application form, and the requirements for supporting documentation are different for each program. Please make sure that your application uses the correct form(s) and includes all the required additional material. We require a transcript, and, depending on which program you are applying to, you may need to arrange for letters of recommendation from your professors, so we recommend that you start early on the process. You will need also to do some careful research on the Rhône-Alpes universities in order to write a convincing application.

You must also check what further application materials may be required by your home university’s International Office.


The following are required ORA application materials for the 2019-2020 exchange year:


Please submit the following Application Form to the International Office of your home University

Please submit the following Application Form to the International Office of your Home University

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