National Student Exchange

The National Student Exchange allows college students to study for a semester or a year at over 170 universities in the United States, U.S. Territories, and Canada while paying tuition to their home school.

The National Student Exchange (NSE) has been compared to a domestic study abroad program. Instead of crossing oceans, NSE students cross state, regional, provincial, and cultural borders to take courses not available on their home campuses, expand their academic program options, reside in different geographies, be exposed to diverse cultural settings, seek out graduate and professional school opportunities, and explore career options. The changes seen in student attitudes, understanding of differing perspectives, maturity, risk-taking, and decision-making are similar to the experiences of students who study internationally.

What does it cost?

NSE is an unbelievable bargain.  A participating student pays tuition and fees at UW-Superior just as if they were here, but all housing, meals, and other costs will be paid at the host university. Most scholarships and financial aid will apply as usual.  There is a non-refundable application fee of $300 that must be paid before a placement is made.

Am I eligible?

To be considered for NSE, all applicants must:

  • Be a degree-seeking undergraduate (matriculating) student at an NSE member campus;
  • Have completed of one term of full-time attendance at an NSE member campus prior to application for exchange;
  • Have completed of one academic year at an NSE member campus prior to exchange;
  • Have full-time (in classroom) enrollment at NSE home campus;
  • Have a minimum home campus cumulative GPA of 2.5 (some campuses require a higher GPA);
  • Be in good academic standing as defined by your home campus;
  • Have no incomplete grades from previous terms;
  • Have no outstanding financial obligations to your home campus; and
  • Have no current or pending probationary status or disciplinary action due to academic dishonesty or student, civil, or criminal misconduct.

F-1 visa students are also welcome to apply!

Where can I go?

Study away in any state (outside of Wisconsin), Canada, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam! The National Student Exchange operates a very helpful website, which includes a full list of member campuses.

How do I apply?

Applications are completed online at the National Student Exchange website. Click any “apply now!” button to begin your NSE adventure!

Need more information? 

Contact or schedule an appointment to discuss this or any other study away program!