As of January 2022, a semester abroad in attendance at the National University in San Diego will no longer be possible. More information can be found here.

Online Education: National University Programs

Online Education: National University

National University offers more than 100 programs that can be completed 100% online. This concept particularly addresses the different needs of many students who want to combine both, studying and working.

Online studies full degree students

If you would like to study online as a full degree students (undergraduate or graduate level), please check our website for the program you would like to absolve. When you have found your program, please contact our office to start your application process. What is different compared to an on campus program is that you will not need a visa – which means the application process will be accelerated. One of our most popular online study programs for international students is the Master of Business Administration (MBA). This program starts every month and will take you within 12-14 months to graduation.

You will need to provide the following documents for the application:

  • Undergraduate students:
    • High school diploma in English
    • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, ITELS, DAAD, Cambridge Certificate)
    • WES evaluation process
  • Graduate studens:
    • All transcripts from the undergraduate program (Bachelor) in English
    • Bachelor Diploma in English
    • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, ITELS, DAAD, Cambridge Certificate)
    • WES evaluation process

As soon as you have handed in all relevant documents, you application will be checked and you will soon be able to start your studies online.

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Online courses during a semester abroad

The U.S. Department of Immigration only grants visas to full-time students. It is only possible in exceptional cases to enroll in 1-2 courses online during the semester abroad. The home university must agree that online courses can be transferred. If confirmed, students must meet the following visa requirements:

1. You may not take two consecutive courses online. There must always be a classroom course in between.

2. You are not allowed to take the first or the last course online. However it is possible to start your study abroad semester with an online class as long as you take this online class while you are still staying in your home country. The same applies to the last class – if you leave the US early, you are able to take the last class online from your home country.

National University’s online programs provide academic expertise using state-of-the-art technologies. Students may work from home or join an online discussion forum. Online programs are available around the clock – seven days a week — so you can complete course work on your schedule. Online courses are interactive and tailored to your individual learning style. Emails and chat forums between you, your fellow students, and your instructors offer you the same study experience you would gain in a traditional seminar room.

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