Exchange Students Information

Estimated Fees (2015-16 Fall and Winter Semesters)

  Academic Year


Tuition and Fees Waived Waived
Room & Board $9,286 $4,643
Books & Supplies $730 $365
Health Insurance $1085 (mandatory) $603
Personal & Travel $2,035 $1018
Total for Academic Year $13,136 $6,629


Application Procedures:  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 Exchange Students

2. Provide Certification of Finances in the amount of $13,136 for one academic year (two semesters) or $6,629 for one semester.

3. Transcript - Send a transcript to Northern Michigan University.

4. Passport - Copy of your passport identity page.

5. English Proficiency - TOEFL score of 61 iBT, 173 computer based or IELTS score of a 6 OR you will take a COMPASS placement test at NMU and be placed in the appropriate English composition course EN 109 (5 credits) or EN 090 (4 credits). If you do not provide this we will need to do a SKYPE interview as it is a new J1 regulation that we verify each exchange visitors English ability.

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.