Northwood maintains exchange agreements with academic institutions around the world, providing opportunities for students to study in a variety of locations. Participants in this program will pay regular tuition to Northwood University but will be directly enrolled as a student in the foreign university and participate in the host institution as an international student.
For more detailed information: Exchange Program Booklet
To apply, please submit the following Exchange Application Forms.
- Fall Semester – application and acceptance completed by March 15 of the preceding spring.
- Spring Semester – application and acceptance completed by October 15 of the preceding fall.
- Summer Programs – application and acceptance completed by March 15 of the preceding spring.
List of Exchange Programs
*Courses at Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra are taught in Spanish.
Financial Aid can be applied towards any exchange program and students currently holding Northwood scholarships may apply the scholarship to the following exchange programs:
Incoming Exchange Students
Incoming exchange students are students who have been selected by Northwood’s partner universities to study at Northwood for one or two semesters.
English Language Ability
Northwood University requires all applicants whose institution’s language of instruction is not English to demonstrate adequate English language skills.
Grade Point Average (GPA)
Incoming exchange students must have a minimum GPA equivalent to a U.S. 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.
Proof of Financial Support
Proof of financial support for the student’s expected length of study must be provided. Evidence of financial support needs to be an original document (original bank statement received in the mail, official letter of funds available signed from a financial institution, etc.). Two original documents will be needed. One will be sent to Northwood with your application, and the other will be kept for the U.S. Consular Office and presented during the visa interview. Certified copies, PDF attachments, faxes and bank website printouts are NOT acceptable.
The exchange student’s immigration documents will be prepared by Northwood University when the exchange application is fully completed. The approximate turnaround time is four to six weeks. Form I-20 and information packet will be sent directly to the student. The packet will include general information instructions on how to proceed in order to obtain a visa. After receiving Form I-20, the international student must pay the SEVIS I-901 fee at www.fmjfee.com. All international students must pay the required SEVIS fee to the United States Department of Homeland Security per the instructions sent with the immigration document. It is not possible to pay the SEVIS fee before receiving the immigration documents.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition at Northwood University and general fees (application fee, etc.) are waived in accordance with the exchange agreement between Northwood and the partner institution. Student fees (parking fee, etc.) are NOT waived and will need to be covered by the exchange student. Students are required to have health insurance coverage during their stay in the U.S.
Estimated Semester Expenses
Exchange students will be responsible for any expenses other than tuition and general fees.
Exchange students need to fill out a Transcript Request Form requesting an official transcript be sent to their home institute.