Study Abroad in the US: National University Application
Due to National University’s flexible one-course-per-month format students can start most study programs in the beginning of any month throughout the year. Application documents should be sent to our European International Student Office.
To be sure that you have sufficient time to organize your visa, flight, health insurance and accommodation they should be sent at least 4 to 6 months prior to your preferred start date. If you wish to study at National University for a semester abroad, please also contact your home university’s international office for individual application deadlines.
Step by step guide for your application at National University
When you have decided to apply at the National University, you can either contact your home institution’s international office (e.g. semester abroad) or contact us directly (e.g. free-mover or full-time students). You will receive an email with all the important information as well as the link to our online application portal.
Step 1: Registration
Start your application by registering online with your personal details and an email address that you frequently check. Now you should enter your data, as well as your desired program at National University, information about your school career and your visa status.
IMPORTANT! Please do NOT use special characters such as umlauts (ä, ö, ü), “ß” or accents in all statements as these letters cannot be processed by this system. Click on SUBMIT at the end.
For questions about the documents to be submitted, please contact us directly and we are happy to assist you personally via phone on + 49 (0) 6151 9674 666 or via e-mail.
Contact the International Student Office of the National University – we will be happy to help you with the application.
Step 2: Application Fee
The application fee of $ 65 will be waived for all international students. Please let us know via e-mail as soon as you have completed step 1 so that we can forward you to step 3.
Step 3: Upload your documents
Now you will be able to upload your application documents. Please upload the following application documents as a scan in the Online Portal:
- Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL, IELTS, DAAD, Cambridge Certificate, English Language Program of NU
- Certified copies of official university transcripts and other higher education certificates in English as well as in their original language. For Master semester abroad students we require the Bachelor Transcript incl. courses and grades as well as the Bachelor Certificate (diploma) – each in English and including the stamp and signature of the home institution
- Affidavit of Support (Section A-D)
- Current bank statement for tuition and living expenses of $ 33,500 for a full degree, $ 4,000 per course for a semester abroad. Upload only if your bank does not fill in Affidavit of Support – Section C.
- Non Degree Verification Form incl. your choice of courses (2 courses per month of study abroad only from Excel course list)
- Valid passport copy
Step 4: Orientation
Step 4 will only be activated if you are approved by National University. Afterwards, please complete step 4 and indicate that you participate in the mandatory orientation session and click on SUBMIT.
Step 5: Verified copies
After uploading the documents to the Online Portal, please send the following documents as verified copies via mail to the address of the International Student Office of National University:
Proof of English proficiency
Transcripts of home insititution in English (including stamp and signature)
For Master students (graduate) we also need the Bachelor diploma as well as the transcript of records from the Bachelor degree issued in English.
International Student Office
Bad Nauheimer Str. 4
FAQs Application process
Which information do I enter about my studies abroad?
Please always note that you will be a “full time” student as you are enrolled as a full-time student with an F-1 visa. For a Bachelor’s study abroad semester, you should always enter “Undergraduate Non Degree Student”; as Master student “Graduate Non Degree Student”.
Furthermore, please always enter the month in which you will take the first course as the start date – not the month in which the orientation days will take place.
School information – how much do I have to enter here?
It is sufficient if you specify your university career here. You do not have to enter elementary school or high school here.
Error message after Step 1
Please check again if you have used any special characters such as umlauts (ä, ö, ü) or a “ß”. Change this and try again.
Address and Emergency Contact
Please always make sure that you fill in all the details – street, house number, zip code and city – so that your immigration documents will be sent to the correct address. Furthermore, please also enter all address details as well as a telephone number of your emergency contact.
Details about your application
Please always make sure that you enter the following information: registering via the European Office of the National University in Germany.
What happens if I want to postpone my start date?
Please go to step 4 and click on “deferment to another start date”. You will then be redirected to Step 1. Here you have to reenter your details and press SUBMIT. If you have already received an I-20, you will receive a new one.
What happens if I enter wrong information but cannot change it?
Please contact the International Student Office.