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  • Locations: Hilo, Hawaii, United States; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Multiple locations, including US Territories, United States and Canada;
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, NSE PriorityDeadline, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UAF applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

Please contact the Study Away Advisor for details on this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement: 2.50 Program Type: National Student Exchange
Tuition Paid To: Directly to Host Institution, UAF Housing Fees Paid to: Directly to Host Institution
Language of Instruction: English, French, Spanish Foreign Language Prerequisite: Intermediate Spanish for Puerto Rico campuses; Intermediate French for campuses in Quebec, Canada
UAA/UAS Eligible?: No
Program Description:

Since its founding in 1968, more than 100,000 students have participated in the National Student Exchange program. You can, too!
Participating NSE schools
NSE has participating schools in the Lower 48, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and Canada. For a complete list of participating schools, visit the NSE website at

NSE eligibility is a privilege earned by students who have met or exceeded the minimum requirements of the program. These requirements are applicable from the moment you submit your application to the moment you return to UAF at the end of your exchange.

  • At least one full-time semester completed at time of submitting application
  • At least two full-time semesters completed by the time program starts at host campus (24 credit minimum; one semester completed at UAF for transfer students)
  • Full-time enrollment at UAF the semester before your program (full-time is 12 credits)
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA (some campuses have a higher requirement)
  • Good academic, behavioral and financial standing at UAF
  • Cannot be on academic or disciplinary probation
  • No Incomplete grades from previous terms by the time your exchange starts
  • Puerto Rico: requires completion of SPAN 202 or equivalent; all courses conducted in Spanish
  • Quebec: Most campuses require completion of FREN 202 or equivalent; courses conducted in French
Length of exchange
You may be eligible for exchange to more than one NSE campus, your exchange may cross two or more academic years (additional application fees will apply), or may involve exchange from more than one home institution. You may only participate up to one year per campus.

How to choose a school
Want to go on exchange but not sure where? Take a look at the NSE website at There is a complete list of schools, and you can sort by major to find the exchange school that’s right for you. Make sure your major is not closed to NSE participants!

Cost and financial aid
Host Payment: Students pay in-state tuition and fees at the host campus (for example, if you go to UH Hilo on host pay, you will pay Hawaii resident tuition). Students on Host payment apply for financial aid through their host school.
Home Payment (Pay UAF tuition): Student pay tuition and fees at UAF. Students on Home payment apply for financial aid through UAF’s Financial Aid Office. If you plan on using a UAF tuition waiver, you must complete your exchange on Plan B.

Each campus determines the fee payment plan or plans under which it will participate in the exchange programs. All NSE participants must pay room and board charges to the host campus.

Most UA scholarships can be applied to either Home payment or Host payment (eg UA Scholars award or APS, among others).

Note about deadlines:

Deadlines are based upon the Academic Year.  There is a Priority Deadline of March 1 for all programs for the following year (including fall only, spring only, and academic year). 
For example, if you wanted to apply for exchange for the Spring 2023 semester, the priority deadline is March 1, 2022

For the greatest chance of getting your desired payment plan and host campus, be sure to apply by the priority deadline, even if you plan to go in the Spring term. Many campuses close after this priority date.
It is still possible to participate in NSE after the priority deadline, but after this date, some universities are no longer available, and some are only available on the host payment plan.  The later in the year that you submit your application, the less options that are available to you, as many schools are available on a first-come first-serve basis. The deadlines below are for UAF; depending on the school, the deadline may be much earlier than UAF's, so please contact us right away if you are considering NSE after the priority deadline!!

Priority deadline: March 1
Final deadline for fall and academic year: April 15
Final deadline for spring: October 1

Program Availability after the Priority deadline

Please go to the NSE deadlines website to see which campuses are still available and for which plans. Be sure to contact our office just incase to be sure that your choice is still available, as placements are now made on a first come, first serve basis.

Notes about the availability list: UAF has an ultimate deadline for each term as listed above, but each campus may have an earlier deadline. Be sure to get all application documents to me at least 3 days before the host campus' listed deadline. Limited means that there are very few spaces left, and placement opportunity will likely close before their listed deadline. Waitlist means the campus is currently closed on that plan, and you will only be offered a place if someone else withdraws.

This program is currently not accepting applications.