Undergraduate (F1)

NMU offers an exceptional educational value to its 7,600 students. As an international student, you can choose from over 170 degree programs across a variety of disciplines. 

Graduate (F1)

With 30+ online and campus-based programs to choose from, Northern's graduate education can help you get to the next level in your professional career. You have accomplished so much already, but now it's time to really immerse yourself in your academic passion. 

Transfer (F1)

NMU is a transfer-friendly institution and courses transfer from accredited colleges and universities all over the world. Anyone who has attempted any college coursework after high school graduation a transfer student for admission purposes. 

    Exchange Students (J-1)

    All exchange semesters begin with an official nomination from an international officer at your home university. Once your nomination has been accepted by NMU and you have received permission from your home school exchange officer, you are able to follow the application steps below.  

    1. Fill out the Application for Superior Exchange Students
    2. Transcript - Send a transcript to Northern Michigan University.
    3. English Proficiency - TOEFL score of 61 iBT, 173 computer based or institutional TOEFL of 500 or higher, IELTS score of a 6 
    4. Documentation of financial support and a copy of your passport must be provided prior to issuance of the DS-2019. Provide Certification of Finances in the amount of $16,130 for one academic year (two semesters) or $8,065 for one semester.

    For questions about the Superior Exchange Program, contact Lila Isleib

    Getting involved on campus and around the community

    While part of what makes NMU unique is our incredible location, we are so much more than a pretty place. From our classrooms that span beyond the traditional lecture hall, to the numerous activities to do both on- and off-campus, we offer something for everyone.

    International Application Deadlines

    NMU accepts applications all year round whenever they are sent. However, we recommend the following deadlines. Please be aware that it can take a long time for some parts of the application to be completed. Make sure that you have time to send all of your application documents, receive your immigration documents (I-20) in the mail, apply for your visa, and prepare your travel arrangements.

      Fall Semester Winter Semester Summer Semester*
    Suggested Deadline April 15 Sept. 1 Jan. 15
    Final Deadline June 1 Oct. 1 March 17

    *Students may only start undergraduate level studies during the fall or winter semesters

    Contact Information

    The International Programs Office is located at 203 Cohodas Hall on the campus of Northern Michigan University (see campus map).

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    Phone 906-227-2510