Application deadline: March 15, 2018
GPA requirement/academic credentials: Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or above, must be in good academic standing, and demonstrate an overall track record of satisfactory academic performance.
Additional requirements: Students must demonstrate maturity, an ability to adjust to cultural differences, a willingness to live on campus to experience fully the liberal arts environment and promote cross-cultural exchange.
Tuition, housing, dining services, health insurance, and other fees are paid by NTU.
Health insurance: In compliance with U.S. immigration laws, exchange students must enroll in the mandatory BMC international student health insurance plan. BMC will NOT accept individual private health insurance coverage from exchange students. The cost for 2018-2019 is to be determined.
Additional costs/personal expenses: Students are responsible for and should budget about $5,000 for these items: visa and SEVIS fee, round-trip airfare, personal expenses, cell phones, local transportation, and for travel during vacation.
Academic Calendar 2018-2019: We strongly recommend that students plan to remain on campus throughout the examination period as they might have a scheduled exam as late as the second to last day of the final exam period of Semester II.
Prerequisites/Academic Expectations: The exchange program is open to undergraduate students who have completed two years of college.
Immigration and visa process: Students must contact the Pensby Center and provide required information in order to be issued a DS-2019 to apply for a J-1 exchange student visa. Immigration requires a J-1 student visa holders to have health insurance. Students must attend mandatory international student orientation in August and thus must plan accordingly to obtain a visa in time.
Housing availability: Guaranteed housing will be assigned each student by the College. The housing may be on or off campus depending on availability. Whenever possible, the College will assign NTU students on-campus housing in our lovely dormitories so as to participate fully in the liberal arts residential college environment.
Food/meals: Visiting students enroll in the College meal plan as part of the residential life experience. Students do not prepare their own meals in the dorms.
Housing availability during school vacations: Resident halls stay open at no additional charge for fall and spring breaks. Housing is available over the winter break for a fee. Students are responsible for their own meals during breaks as dining halls are closed.