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Undergraduate Admissions

International Exchange Students

North Park maintains bilateral exchange partnerships with number universities around the world and is also a member of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)

Click here to see if your school is a current university partner.

Exchange Student Process

To participate in the exchange program with North Park, you must first be nominated by your home university.  This process must be handled with your outbound advisor; he/she will submit your formal nomination.

Once your nomination has been submitted to North Park, you are then eligible to apply for the semester in which you intend to study.

APPLY

Your application will not be complete until we have received the required supplemental documentation:

  • Official University Transcript
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Copy of Passport Identification Page
  • Bank Statement
  • Financial Affidavit of Support

Following admission, you will need to register your North Park account.  Please begin checking your North Park email once you’ve registered your North Park account.

ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT

(You’ll need the seven-digit student ID number located at the top right of your acceptance letter)

All exchange students will study on a J-1 visa.  This visa requires North Park to provide you with a Form DS-2019 in order to apply and obtain your J-1 visa.  Before scheduling your visa appointment with the US Embassy or Consulate, you must have the following documents:

  1. Signed acceptance letter issued by North Park University
  2. Form DS-2019 signed in blue ink by North Park University
  3. Valid passport
  4. Proof of funding (Bank statement for the stated amount on the DS-2019)
  5. Receipts for both I-901 and DS-160

Please budget enough time to get your visa.  Click below to view waiting times:

VISA WAIT TIMES

You can use WebAdvisor to search for courses in advance.  If the term for which you’ll be studying during is not yet available, please select the term that aligns with the season in which you’ll be studying.

North Park cannot guarantee you will be placed in all the courses you’ve requested.  Please get approval from your home university for backup options in case your first choices are not available.

Please be checking your North Park email for the course registration form.

After 125 years, we’ve learned how to streamline the process of helping qualified applicants seek admission to North Park and find affordable ways to attend. If you don’t see what you’re looking for on our website, please contact us directly.

If you have questions or need assistance with your application, please contact the Admissions office.

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