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Northeastern's International Partner Universities (IPUs)

Exchange Students

Spend a Fall or Spring (or both) semester(s) at one of our International Partner Universities (IPUs), and experience the benefits of living in a different country (Click link for a list of IPUs).

  • All of your financial aid benefits apply.
  • Classes are pre-approved before you leave Northeastern.
  • Pay Northeastern tuition and fees.
  • Steps to study abroad are available online.
  • Apply now. Please, complete this form, print it and bring it to Lech Walesa Hall 0008A. You can slide it under the office door if nobody is there.

Northeastern continuously searches for new opportunities to partner with attractive universities in interesting parts of the world. A typical agreement with a partner university includes students exchanges and other opportunities. The list below includes exchange student information and application forms for upcoming semesters. Please download each form, complete it and send it to Wojciech Wloch.

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.

incoming international exchange students

We offer international experience to all students from our Partner Universities around the world. Fall 2017 and/or Academic Year 2017-18 application package and documents is underneath. 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. 

Coordinators and students from Northeastern's partner universities in Asia, Turkey, and Spain should communicate with Dr. Kyu Young Park at
Coordinators and students from Northeastern's partner universities in all other parts of the world should communicate with Dr. Wojciech Wloch at

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 and email it to or (see Contacts above) 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.
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 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.

Refer to Deadlines and Important Dates, as well as to Frequently Asked Questions (below) for more information.

Deadlines and Important Dates

April 14, 2017 - deadline for sending (by email to or the student information form (see point 2 above), for Fall 2017 admission
May 30, 2017 - deadline for sending (by email to or 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.
Students should keep original documents with them for their visa appointments and bring them for the Orientation Session.

June 19-June 30, 2017 - your visa-related documents will be sent to your home universities' offices of international programs.
July 1-31, 2017 - have your visa interview.
July 23, 2017 - the earliest you can arrive in the USA.
August 22, 2017 - Orientation Session. Attendance is mandatory.
July 5-August 27, 2017 - registration for classes. Do not plan any trips during the time between Orientation and first day of classes. You will be busy securing your final course registrations and completing necessary forms.
August 28, 2017 - First day of classes
September 4, 2017 - Labor Day Holiday; the university will be closed.
February 13, 2017 - Abraham Lincoln's Birthday Holiday; the university will be closed.
October 07 – 10, 2017 - Fall break.
November 23 – 24, 2017 - Thanksgiving Holiday; the university will be closed.
December 11, 2017 - Last day of classes
December 12-16, 2017 - Final Exam Session.
December 17, 2017 - Commencement
December 19, 2017 - Fall Semester Ends.
January 15-30, 2018 - Transcripts will be sent to your home universities

Frequently Asked Questions

- How do I complete the application form? Click here for instructions.
- What do I need to bring with me for my visa interview? Click here for information.
- What do I do if I don't have a place to stay in Chicago? Click here for information.
- What health insurance should I have? Click here for important information. You MUST have insurance.
- Can I try to register for classes before I arrive? Click here for Portal information (if you have problems signinig up for the Portal, you must call +1-773-442-4357 between 8:00am and 4:00pm Chicago time) and here for Registration info.
- What do I need to have with me when I travel to the US? Click here for important information.
- What should I know about arriving in the US with a student visa? Click here for important information.
- How do I select my classes? Click here for important information.

For more information contact Dr. Kyu Young Park at (coordinators and students from Asia, Spain, and Turkey) or Wojciech Wloch at (all other coordinators and students).

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