University Relations

What is National Student Exchange (NSE)?

NSE Student Stories
Learn about the application
proccess and download an application here.

NSE Schools
See the list of schools
you can go to.

Why Participate?
Is NSE right for you?
Find out.

National Student Exchange is a consortium of U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. (See the NSE consortium's website here.) Students who attend a school within the NSE consortium can go on exchange to any other member school. That means you can go on exchange for a semester, summer or year to schools all over the United States (including Hawaii and Puerto Rico), as well as Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada!

NSE provides academic opportunities and adventure. Imagine the academic choices you have when you can access courses from 190 schools! Think of the adventure, the diversity you can find among classmates and professors in new regions, and the cultural and geographical differences you can explore. NSE offers a unique chance to enhance and expand your personal and academic horizons.

Application Deadlines (Set and Rolling)
and Info Sessions

If you're considering applying for NSE, register to attend an NSE Info Session. These provide details and an application form. NSE Info Sessions are held throughout the school year.

Most NSE schools are still accepting students for the 2014/2015 school year. Deadlines are on a rolling basis, so don't delay! Send an email to to receive a list of available NSE schools.

Everything You Need To Know About NSE:

For Students Considering an Exchange to the U of M

See this links page for information about the U of M, the Twin Cities, and Minnesota. This information will help any incoming NSE student explore the U of M campus and the region.