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Incoming International Exchange Students

We offer international experience to all students from our Partner Universities around the world. In order to come to Northeastern for one or two semesters, students need to contact international officers at their home universities and obtain preliminary information. 

Application Process for Exchange and Visiting Students

1. Students from partner universities who are planning to participate in the exchange program at Northeastern Illinois University should first be nominated by their home university. After securing the nomination, student should:
2. Complete this form as soon as possible. Keep in mind the American way of writing dates (MM/DD/YYYY), and do not use your country's diacritical marks when writing your names, etc. Submit it to International Programs Click here for instructions.
3. After receiving confirmation from Northeastern Illinois University, students then should prepare the application package by:
   a. completing and signing the application form. Note: if you have earned your Bachelor/Licentiate education and have the degree, apply with a Graduate Student at-Large application AND provide a copy of your bachelor's degree in English. If you do not have a bachelor's degree, you should apply with an Undergraduate Student at-Large application;
   b. carefully reading, completing, and signing the Financial Statement form for Exchange students. The form must be accompanied by a bank letter in English (stamped and signed) proving availability of funds, in US dollars or with the bank's currency exchange rate for the day of the letter. Letters written in languages other than English must be translated by a sworn translator. 
Visiting students should complete this Financial Statement form if they intend to take classes at Northeastern's College of Business and Management OR this Financial Statement form if they plan to take classes in other departments or units;
   c. carefully reading and signing the Acknowledgment form.

Deadlines and Important Dates

January - Deadline to receive nominations from Partner Universities for Fall Admission 

August - Deadline to receive nominations from Partner Universities for Spring Admission

May 30 - Deadline for receiving the Student Information Form for Fall Admission and the completed and signed (blue ink) application documents package:

   1. Application form (including proof of degree in English for graduate-level applicants);
   2. Financial Statment with accompanying bank letter;
   3. Acknowledgment form; AND
   4. Your Transcript of Records.

October 30 - Deadline for receiving Student Information Form for Spring Admission and the completed and signed (blue ink) application documents package:

   1. Application form (including proof of degree in English for graduate-level applicants);
   2. Financial Statement with accompanying bank letter;
   3. Acknowledgment form; AND
   4. Your Transcript of Records

For more information contact the Office of International Programs. 

EXCHANGE PROFESSORS AND VISITING SCHOLARS

Each year, Northeastern hosts a number of faculty members from universities worldwide who teach and/or do research in a variety of academic disciplines. Contact the Office of International Programs if you would like to meet one. If you are a professor from one of our partner universities, we have more information for you here. You can also contact the Office of International Programs directly. We have answers to your questions.

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