UAF is a member of the National Student Exchange (NSE). Through this program, qualified students may apply for exchange enrollment at any one of more than 170 public colleges and universities throughout the United States, its territories and Canada. NSE enables students to study at other member institutions and participating schools and take advantage of specialized courses or unique programs. Participation in the program is limited to one year.
Exchanges generally take place during the student's sophomore or junior year. Applicants must have completed a minimum of two consecutive semesters at UAF as full-time degree-seeking students with a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Tuition is assessed by the host institution at the in-state rate, or the student may choose to pay tuition at UAF. The application deadline is Feb. 15 before the term of exchange. For more information, visit www.nse.org and contact the NSE coordinator in the Office of Admissions, (907) 474-7500.
Note: Students attending any campus of the University of Alaska system under the National Student Exchange (NSE) program are assumed to be receiving the benefit of reduced tuition because of their enrollment at a NSE partner university in another state. Therefore, time spent in NSE does not count toward the time required to establish residency in Alaska for tuition purposes. If students end their participation in NSE, they could begin establishing residency for tuition purposes as set forth in the UA Resident and Non-resident Tuition policy.
Studying abroad for a semester or a year is an excellent opportunity for every UAF student to master a foreign language, learn about other cultures and gain international experience while earning academic credit. Students in international exchange and study abroad programs enroll at UAF and receive UAF credit while attending classes in another country. The Alaska Student Loan and most other forms of financial aid may be used for both of these programs. Students interested in study abroad should begin planning early in their UAF careers, particularly because prior study of a foreign language is required for some programs and highly recommended for others. A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA is required. Study abroad and exchange programs are administered by the Office of International Programs. For more information, telephone (907) 474-5327, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit online at www.uaf.edu/oip/.
Students can attend the following institutions through international exchange. Unless otherwise indicated, students participating in these programs pay for 15 credits of undergraduate tuition, the UAF technology fee and a $100 processing fee. Graduate students pay for 9 credits of graduate tuition, the UAF technology fee and a $100 processing fee. Tuition and fees are assessed on a semester basis.
|International Exchange Universities|
University of Calgary
|Denmark||University of Copenhagen|
|Finland||University of Lapland|
|France||University of Jean Monnet St. Etienne|
|Germany||University of Heidelberg
University of Mannheim
University of Tübingen
Hokkaido University of Education Sapporo Campus
Hokkaido University of Education Kushiro Campus
Nagoya Gakuin University
|Mexico||University of Guadalajara|
|Norway||Agricultural University of Norway
University of Tromsø
|Russia||Yakutsk State University|
|Sweden||Jönköping International Business School
Luleå University of Technology
|Switzerland||Zurich University of Applied Science Winterthur|
|United Kingdom||University of Stirling
University of Sussex
Students can also choose to attend one of 20 northern universities listed below via "north2north," a student exchange program organized by the University of the Arctic. Programs are focused on northern studies and are designed to enhance the artic perspective of UAF academic programs.
Nunavut Arctic College
University of Northern B.C.
University of Saskatchewan
Saami Education Center
University of Lapland
University of Oulu
|Iceland||University of Akureyri|
Bodø Regional University
|Russia||Murmansk Humanities Institute
Sakha State University of Russia
|Sweden||Luleå University of Technology
Students can attend study abroad programs in the following countries:
|Study Abroad in These Countries|
Students participating in these programs pay a $100 processing fee to UAF. All tuition, housing and student fees are paid directly to the program provider or host institution.