The Killam Undergraduate Fellowships for Canadians

The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in Canada to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the United States. 

Students may participate in the program either as a direct exchange student (registering at their home university, paying their home fees, and attending the host university as an exchange visitor) or as a self-placed visiting student (registering at the host university and paying host tuition fees).

Canadian applicants interested in the direct exchange program must be registered at one of the participating Canadian universities (see below) and be planning to visit one of the participating American universities (see below).

The Killam Fellowships Program provides a cash award of $5,000 US per semester ($10,000 for the full academic year), a three-day orientation in Ottawa, and a three-day spring seminar in Washington. In addition, the Foundation provides all Killam Fellows with a health insurance allowance of $500 US. All Killam Fellows are also eligible to apply for a mobility (in-country travel) grant in an amount not to exceed $800 US. 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 more comprehensive understanding of the culture of the United States.

The next competition is for awards to be taken up in the 2018-19 academic year (September 2018 / January 2019). The competition is now open and the application must be submitted according to the internal deadline December 20, 2017.

Mount Allison students who are interested in applying for a Killam Fellowship must apply and be recommended internally. The Mount Allison application deadline is December 20, 2017.  Completed Killam applications should be submitted to the International Centre.  

A completed application consists of:

  • Killam application form
  • one-page personal statement
  • CV or resumé
  • list of interested courses (acc. to preferred universities)
  • two reference forms
  • official transcript
  • photocopy of passport or birth certificate.

Please talk to the Killam program advisor if you want clarification on any of these items or strategies about how to make a stronger application. Mount Allison students should be careful to follow the "Direct Exchange Program" application instructions as posted on the Killam Fellowship website.

Killam Advisors (Mount Allison)
Dr. Susie Andrews (on leave until January 2018)

Participating American universities:


Participating Canadian universities:

  • Acadia University
  • University of Alberta
  • Carleton University
  • Dalhousie University
  • McGill University
  • McMaster University
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Université de Montreal
  • Mount Allison University
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Prince Edward Island
  • Queen’s University
  • York University
  • University of Victoria
  • University of Western Ontario
  • University of Toronto