Students from around the world, welcome to Northwestern!
Because international students are working not only with Northwestern, but also with various financial institutions, your country's embassy, etc. the application process for international students can take up a full year. We encourage you to start the process early, and to complete steps 1-4 by March 31.
An international student is one who wishes to attend college in the U.S. without residency or citizenship, typically on an F-1 visa.
NOTE: If you are a U.S. citizen living abroad, please apply as a first-time or transfer student.
Follow these steps to apply!
Contact Your Admission Counselor
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Most international students are not eligible to receive state or federal assistance. But you may be eligible to receive various forms of University of Northwestern aid based on the results of the International Student Financial Assistance Application.
International students may also qualify to work on campus for up to 20 hours per week.