The Superior Experience - Partner

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 Lila Isleib at to apply. 


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. J1 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 $28,088 for one academic year (two semesters) or $14,044 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 (2019-20 Fall and Winter Semesters)

  Academic Year


Tuition and Fees (12-16 credit hours per semester) $16,752 $8,376
Room & Board $10,774 $5,387
Books & Supplies $800 $400
Health Insurance $1,756 (mandatory) $878 (mandatory)
Personal & Travel $2,406 $1,203
EBM Scholarships -$4,400 -$2,200
Total for Academic Year $28,088 $14,044


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 are admitted as a non-degree student, then your admissions letter and DS-2019 will be generated and you will receive a detailed e-mail informing you about your admissions and what your next step are. You can choose to have your documents sent by express mail by creating an account and a shipping request through E-Ship Global

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


Lila Isleib
International Education and Services Adviser
Phone: +1 906-227-2503

Erika Greeley
Director of International Admissions
Phone: +1 906-227-6765