National Student Exchange (NSE) - Exchange

City: Various Country: United States

NSE Program Website


What the NSE program offers:

  • The National Student Exchange (NSE) program opens exchange opportunities at hundreds of USA exchange destinations to UAlberta students.
  • NSE regularly hosts information sessions for students.

The NSE Exchange application process is different from that required for all other exchange options.

Although it is NOT required, you are strongly encourage to contact Michal Guzowski, the Exchange Programs Coordinator, BEFORE you start an application.  You can get in touch with Michal at

When Can I Go?

Terms Offered: Fall, Winter, Full Year

Eligibility Requirements

Open to: All faculties but not Law

Level: Undergraduate only

  • A minimum 2.6 cumulative GPA is required.
  • You need to have completed at least 12 credits worth of university courses (at UAlberta or any other postsecondary institution) by the application deadline AND 24 credits by the start of the exchange
  • You can't have any grades of incomplete on your transcript.
  • If English is not your first language then you might be required to demonstrate minimum English language proficiency by your host campus.
  • NSE requires no current or pending probationary status or disciplinary action against you as a result of academic dishonesty or student, civil, or criminal misconduct.
  • You must not have any outstanding financial obligations to UAlberta at the application deadline nor before the start of your exchange.
  • Your chosen exchange institutions may have higher and/or additional eligibility requirements.  It is your responsibility to make sure you find out about and meet all eligibility requirements set in place by all the potential exchange institutions that you list in your application.
  • You can only select from those institutions that are categorized in the "home pay" or "Plan B" category (and listed at or at AND you cannot go to any Canadian institutions you may see listed.

See Eligibility.

Course Information

Language of Instruction: English; however, if you would like to go to one of the participating schools in Puerto Rico then you must be proficient in Spanish and you must demonstrate your Spanish proficiency for the UAlberta part of your application.

Field of Study: All but not law

Please note that NSE requires that you take a full-time course load (as defined by your host campus) while on exchange.

You can find schools that offer courses in your major by using the major search tool on the NSE website.


Will vary depending on exchange destination chosen.

Program Contact

University of Alberta International, Education Abroad

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Funding Opportunities 

Students receive on average between $1,200-$1,800 in funding.

Over 70% of students who apply get funding.

Education Abroad Awards