Application Steps

Ready to go?

Follow these steps to apply to study abroad.

Step 1: Research

Review the Study Abroad Guide to learn about the nuts and bolts of study abroad at Northwestern as you are researching programs. Also be sure to familiarize yourself with your school's policies and requirements for study abroad. 

Select your program(s). To aid in making your selection:

Step 2: Start your application online

You may apply to two programs per term, using one application form, but you must choose your first and second choice program(s) before submitting the application. Review the Application Checklist so that you are prepared and have all required materials.

Once you have reviewed the checklist, begin your application online at

Step 3: Interview with an advisor (exchange programs only)

Students applying to exchange programs must interview with an advisor as part of the application process.

Check your program's webpage to verify the advisor's contact information or contact the IPD Office. 

Step 4: Submit your application

Be sure to complete all steps and review your application before submitting.