The Superior Experience

Scholarship for international students participating in non-degree international exchange programs

Students from universities around the world are eligible to receive The Superior Experience scholarship in order to study at NMU as a non-degree seeking exchange student.  This scholarship allows students to experience up to one year at a top-notch U.S. institution, while paying tuition fees that are equivalent to the in-state or resident tuition rate.  Please contact Susan Morgan at to apply.  If you don't see your home university listed as a recognized NMU exchange partner, please contact us and your home school international office. In many cases, it is possible for terms to be arranged that allow your participation.


Eligibility & Award Criteria: 

  • Must be participating through a formal exchange program recognized by NMU.
  • Must be nominated by the responsible international officer on your home campus.
  • Must be eligible to obtain and hold a valid U.S. student visa and remain in be in status throughout your period of study in the U.S.
  • Must meet any program specific admission requirements
  • Must be enrolled full-time as a non-degree seeking NMU student
  • Recipients are eligible for the award for a maximum of one academic year
  • Fall & Winter semester awards will be $2,200 each
  • Summer semester awards will be $1,100 each
  • Award winners are expected to participate in intercultural sharing and/or service activities
  • There is no application is required for this scholarship.  Recipients will be notified of the award during the program enrollment process.


Application Procedures:

1. Fill out the Application for The Superior Experience

2. Provide Certification of Finances in the amount of $24,931 for one academic year (two semesters) or $12,538 for one semester.

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

4. Passport - Provide us with a copy of your passport. This will be used to enter your name on your DS 2019 as it appears in your passport.

5. English Proficiency - TOEFL score of 61 iBT, 173 computer based or IELTS score of a 6. The new immigration requirement states that all exchange visitors English must be evaluated.

Estimated Fees (2016-17 Fall and Winter Semesters)

  Academic Year


Tuition and Fees (based on 12-16 credit hours per semester) $15,262 $7,631
Room & Board $9,838 $4,919
Books & Supplies $730 $365
Health Insurance $1,294 (mandatory) $719 (mandatory)
Personal & Travel $2,207 $1104
EBM Scholarships -$4,400 -$2,200
Total for Academic Year $24,931 $12,538

Note: The Superior Experience scholarship is deducted from tuition amount above.

All information should be sent to the following address:
Northern Michigan University
International Education Services
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.