ADMISSIONS

F-1 Student Visa

Students attending Northern Michigan University with the intention of seeking a degree must have a valid F-1 visa issued from NMU's International Programs Office. This includes all full-time undergraduate, graduate, and transfer students. A student must be fully admitted and have completed required immigration documentation before an F-1 visa will be issued. Learn more about the admission requirements for F-1 students.

Canadian Citizens

Northern Michigan University welcomes our neighbors to the North! Canadian citizens attending Northern Michigan University with the intention of seeking a degree must have a valid F-1 visa issued from NMU's International Programs Office. This includes all full-time undergraduate, graduate, and transfer students. A student must be fully admitted and have completed required immigration documentation before an F-1 visa will be issued. Learn more about the specific admission and immigration requirements for Canadian F-1 students.

J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa

All exchange semesters at Northern Michigan University 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 university, you are ready to apply to one of our exchange programs. All documents must be submitted through the home university international officer. NMU will not accept documents directly from a student.

Learn more about International Student Scholarship and Academic Awards. 

Application Suggested Deadlines

NMU accepts applications all year round whenever they are sent. However, we recommend the following deadlines for international students. 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), apply for your visa, and prepare your travel arrangements.

  Fall Semester Winter Semester Summer Semester*
Suggested Deadline April 15 Sept. 1 Jan. 15

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

GLOBAL CAMPUS

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Northern Michigan University's Global Campus 

Northern Michigan University's Global Campus invites international students to study from wherever they are around the world with no additional cost! Learn more about our many online programs and apply today!

100% Online

Our goal is to meet your learning and service needs at the same high standard we do for on-campus students. Whether that means assisting you with registering for classes, helping you learn about financial aid, providing you with tutoring assistance or advising you through your program, we want you to find learning online or off-campus convenient.

NMU's Global Campus offers a variety of degree programs to choose from:

  • Certificates
  • Associate degrees
  • Bachelor's degrees
  • Master's degrees
  • Doctorate degrees

RESOURCES

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Current International Students

The International Programs Office is here to help our current international students will all things related to their visa, employment, life in Marquette, and academic success. Please be sure to contact the IPO with any questions regarding these resources! 

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Newly Admitted Students

Congratulations on being admitted to Northern Michigan University! We are excited to welcome you to Marquette and campus very soon! Please read the information about your arrival at NMU carefully. Contact the IPO with any questions!