西北大學 Northwestern University
Fall Quarter: September - December
Winter Quarter: January - Early-March
Spring Quarter: Late-March - June
- As long as prerequisites are met, and courses are open, exchange students have full access to undergraduate courses in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, as well as limited access to courses in the following schools:
- Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
- School of Education and Social Policy
- School of Communication
- School of Professional Studies
- Courses in the following departments and schools are not open to exchange students:
- Integrated Marketing Communications (Medill)
- Kellogg School of Management
- Pritzker School of Law
- Feinberg School of Medicine
- Bienen School of Music
- The Graduate School: Although exchange students are admitted to Northwestern as undergraduates, they may have limited access to graduate courses in special circumstances, assuming prerequisites are met. In general, you should avoid choosing courses at the 400-level (i.e., course numbers of 4XX), since these are graduate courses.
- Undergraduate students at Northwestern typically take three or four courses per quarter in a variety of subjects. Most courses at Northwestern are worth 1 unit of credit and meet for three hours per week over the 10-week quarter. Some classes have additional laboratory or discussion sections.
- International exchange students must maintain full-time enrollment, which is defined as three or more credits per quarter. It is not recommended that exchange students take five classes, what is considered at Northwestern to be an overload, given various demands and priorities on and off campus.
- As an exchange student, you are not responsible for paying tuition to Northwestern; you will only be billed by Northwestern for your room and board (if you live on campus) and the Northwestern Visiting Scholar Plan (VSP) health insurance. You will also need to budget for the cost of textbooks, visa fees, and personal expenses during your time at Northwestern. Consult the exchange student Money Matters section for additional information about expected program costs, billing, payments, and other financial information.
Northwestern can only guarantee on-campus housing for students who study at Northwestern for the full academic year: fall, winter, and spring quarters. Students who will study at Northwestern for one or two quarters only are not guaranteed on-campus housing, but we will do our best to accommodate students if there is space available. It is anticipated that it may be easier to accommodate students in the winter and/or spring, rather than the fall.
- On-Campus Housing
If there is space available, undergraduate exchange students have the option to live in residence halls, residential colleges, residential communities, or special-interest housing. Consult the Residential Services site for information about on-campus undergraduate housing options. Also reference North by Northwestern's housing guide.
- Off-Campus Housing
Students also have the option of living in an apartment or shared house in the Evanston or Chicago area. Consult off-campus life resources. Also review a webinar on off-campus housing options, organized by the International Office and Off-Campus Life.