J-1 Superior Exchange Students

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.  (Note that some international officers require you to submit your forms to the home office. They are then forwarded to NMU in a group mailing.)

  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.

Estimated Fees (2020-21 Fall and Winter Semesters)

  Academic Year


Tuition and Fees Waived Waived
Room & Board $11,072 $5,536
Books & Supplies $800 $400
Health Insurance $1,820 $910
Personal & Travel $2,438 $1,219
Total for Academic Year $16,130 $8,065

Please mail your complete application to:

Northern Michigan University
ATTN: International Programs Office
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI  49855

Once you have been admitted as a non-degree student, you will receive your admissions letter and DS 2019. You will be sent a detailed e-mail of what your next steps are for example: How to select courses, set up your NMU e-mail account, register for housing and orientation etc...

Additional Information regarding housing, health insurance, orientation and the academic calendar.


Lila Isleib
Coordinator of Study Abroad and Student Advising
Phone: +1 906-227-2503
Email: liisleib@nmu.edu