Studying at National University in the US
National University is San Diego’s largest private, nonprofit university founded in 1971 by retired U.S. Navy Capt. David Chigos. Our mission is to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 150,000 alumni worldwide.
Why Choose National University?
Study abroad, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs available in over 100 fields of study
Affordable tuition with scholarships available
One-class-per-month format with year-round enrollment
Flexible on-campus, online, or mixed course options
Evening and weekend classes available
National University: Academic calendar
At National University students can embark flexibly every month of the year during their semester abroad.
Most European students start their courses in February or September. Depending on how many ECTS you would like to have credited from your semester abroad at your home university the study duration varies. Students receive 7.5 ECTS per course at National University, which means that they need to complete four courses (=four months) of study in the US to receive 30 ECTS.
Some full degree programs have fixed start dates throughout the year. Bachelor programs take four years, the duration of the Master programs varies according to the study program.
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In addition to scholarships, there are other ways to finance studying abroad in the United States, such as student grants (BAföG) or student loans by KfW. Students at National University are also allowed to work on campus with their F-1 visa. However, campus jobs are mainly given to students who are completing a full bachelor’s or master’s degree program.