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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 Us!


  • 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 2015-2016 academic year.

Priority application deadline: February 15, 2016

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

Fall 2015

Across the Pond
Thursday, November 12
10 am - 1 pm
MSU Hallway, Table B

Academic Programs, International
Friday, October 30
11 am - 1pm
MSU Hallway, Table B

International Studies Abroad
Thursday, October 1
11 am - 1 pm
South Dining Hall

Salzburg University, Austria Information Table
Tuesday, September 8
10 am - 12 pm
Boehm Lobby