Discover a program that will change your life!
The National Student Exchange (NSE) provides opportunities for you, as an undergraduate, to study for up to one calendar year at another NSE member college or university. With more than 170 colleges and universities from which to choose, you should be able to find a campus with just the right combination of courses, facilities, and environment to meet your personal and academic needs and interests.
As a NCSU student, you are eligible to apply to go on exchange if you have a GPA of at least 2.5. Interested students should apply before February 15 of each year so that placements can be made at participating universities for the following academic year. Each exchange lasts one semester or a full academic year. More information on the application process is available through the link at the left.
The National Student Exchange is a tuition-reciprocal exchange program which utilizes two different plans for payment of tuition/fees, called Plan A and Plan B. Some universities use Plan A, some use Plan B, and others use both. North Carolina State University allows both Plan A and Plan B, so where you pay your tuition is dependent on the payment plan of your host campus.
Under Plan A, you will pay the in-state tuition/fees of the host campus directly to that campus. Under Plan B, you will continue to pay your normal tuition/fees to NC State. To find out which campuses use Plan A and their costs, visit the main NSE website at www.nse.org.
If you choose to live on campus at your host university, you will pay the costs for room and meals directly to your host campus, not to NC State. Make sure to consult individual institution catalogs and websites (links available at www.nse.org) for descriptions and costs of specific room and meal plan options. Whether you choose Plan A or Plan B, you will also be expected to pay to your host campus any fees which are assessed as a condition of your enrollment, such as laboratory fees or course surcharges.
Finally, we encourage you to consider all other possible expenses associated with participating in the National Student Exchange, including transportation and sightseeing costs.
For more information…
Explore the links at the left, which contain detailed information about the application process, program policies, and FAQs, along with forms available to download and a calendar of important dates and deadlines.
For more information, contact:
300 Clark Hall, Campus Box 7110
Raleigh, NC 27695