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National Student Exchange program

The National Student Exchange (NSE) is a program that allows students to study for up to one year at another institution in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands while paying the in-state tuition rate to the host institution (Plan A) or paying tuition & fees to Kutztown University (Plan B).

To research schools and programs, visit Review the paticipating universities, majors offered, costs, placement availability, housing information, and other important facts.

Thinking about an exchange to Canada? Check out the Killam Fellowship!

Questions? Contact Nicole Becker:


  • Full-time enrollment at your home campus
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA (4.0 scale) at home campus at time of application and semester preceding exchange
  • 24 credits earned by the time of the exchange
  • Good standing (academic, financial, social/behavioral)
  • No incomplete grades
  • Meet any additional GPA or academic requirements of the host campus
  • Must not be on probation, parole or have any pending legal judgments

Ready to apply?

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2014-2015 academic year. All placements are closed for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Download the Application, which includes:

  • Instructions
  • Application
  • Budget Worksheet
  • Reference Forms

Note: The $200 application fee is non-refundable, even if a placement is not made. (Don't worry - we'll advise you and help ensure you get placed for an exchange!)


Study Away Events

Spring 2014

Plan to attend the study abroad fair, an information session or visit a study away table to learn more about the opportunities that are available to you at KU!

Study Abroad Fair (includes NSE)

Wednesday, February 19
12 - 3 pm, MSU 218

Information Sessions

Thursday, February 6
11 am - 12 pm, AF 102 

Thursday, February 20
4 - 5 pm, AF 102

Thursday, March 6
11 am - 12 pm, AF 102

Thursday, March 27
4 - 5 pm, AF 102

Information Tables

International Studies Abroad (ISA)

Tuesday, February 11
10:00 am - 2:00 pm, MSU lobby

KU Study Abroad Office

Tuesdays, February 4 & 18, March 4 & 25, and April 8 & 22
10 am - 1 pm, MSU Lobby

Pre-Departure Orientation

Tuesday, April 29
5:00 - 6:30 pm, MSU 157