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  • Locations: Multiple Locations, Canada
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: National Student Exchange (NSE) 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, French Program Type: Exchange
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Academic Level: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Housing Options: Apartment (shared), Dormitory Areas of Study: Accounting, Advertising, African Studies, Agriculture, Anthropology, Arabic, Arabic Language & Literature, Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Arts, Asian Studies, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Business, Business Information Systems, Catalan Language & Literature, Chemistry, Chinese, Classical Studies, Communication, Computer Science, Criminology, Culture, Dance, Dietetics & Nutrition, Earth Science, Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Film, Finance, Food Communications, Food Technology and Management, French, Gastronomy, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, German, Graphic Deisgn, Greek, Health & Human Services, History, Hospitality Management, Human Resources Management, Humanities, Interior Design, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Internships, Italian, Italian Language & Literature, Japanese, Journalism, Latin, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marine Science, Marketing, Mass Communications, Math/Statistics, Media Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Minority Studies, Molecular Biology, Music, Peace & Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Photography, Physics, Political Science, Pre-Health, Pre-Law, Psychology, Public Health, Public Relations, Religion/Theology, Russian, Service Learning, Shoe Design, Social Policy & Administration, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Strategic Communications, Studio Art, Theater/Drama, Tourism, Urban Studies, Women's Studies, Writing, Zoology
About the Program:

Exchange - NSE

What is NSE?

The National Student Exchange (NSE) is a unique, not-for-profit consortium of colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NSE provides an opportunity for you to broaden your social and educational perspectives and further your education while studying on another campus. You can study for a single semester or academic year at one of nearly 200 NSE participating colleges and universities. 

Why NSE?

In many areas of study, remaining in the U.S. or Canada makes more sense due to academic compatibility as well as for affordability. Students are also able to work while on an NSE program to help cover the costs for personal and living expenses. Most students will move elsewhere after they graduate to find employment or attend graduate school. NSE provides an opportunity for students to explore the feasibility of living in an area of interest for future study or work. 

The changing diversity in culture and ethnicity across the United States, its territories, and Canada presents numerous challenges and opportunities for tomorrow’s citizens and leaders. Through your exchange, you will have an opportunity to gain insight into the historical and cultural makeup of different regions, improve your communications skills with individuals from different backgrounds, and prepare yourself to live and work in a culturally diverse society.

Financial Information

NDSU operates on Exchange (Home Payment / Plan B) and Direct (Host Payment / Plan A).  
  • Exchange (Home Payment / Plan B): For home payment schools, students will pay NDSU tuition and fees. Extra costs, such as individual course fees, housing, and meals, are collected by the host campus. Living expenses are the responsibility of the participant. Some campuses require participants to live in on-campus housing; others do not require it.
  • Direct (Host Payment / Plan A): For host payment schools, students will have NDSU tuition waived as you will be paying the host university's tuition. A small amount of NDSU fees will be charged for registration purposes. Extra costs, such as individual course fees, housing, and meals, are collected by the host campus. Living expenses are the responsibility of the participant. Some campuses require participants to live in on-campus housing; others do not require it.
Financial aid and scholarships can be applied toward the costs for this program for eligible students. To meet with a financial aid advisor regarding your aid package and/or alternative loans, please start an application first. The act of starting an application will allow financial aid to know which program you are interested in attending and will attach a budget to your file. Within the online application you'll find instructions on how to make an appointment with the financial aid advisor.

Resources and how to apply

Take a look at our resources to learn more about your options and for the program timeline! Applications will open mid-October and must be completed by February 1st for full consideration.

National Student Exchange Checklist.pdf


Study Abroad Advisor
Tasha Cary

NSE Partner Institutions 

University of Calgary

Brandon University

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Cape Breton University

Western University

Bishop's University
Universite de Montreal
Universite de Sherbrooke
Universite du Quebec a Montreal

University of Regina


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.