​​Application Process

Applications a​re completed online. The application instructions will be emailed to the interested student.  Completed applications include the application form, university transcript, copy of passport, financial documents, and list of desired courses.


  • ​Spring semester (January to May) – October 1st
  • Calendar year - October 1st
  • Fall semester (August to December) - March 15th

English Language Ability

​International students must possess adequate English language skills. 

Immigration Documents

The student’s US immigration document (DS-2019) will be prepared after the exchange application has been processed. Typically this takes 4-6 weeks. The immigration document and a general information packet will be sent directly to the exchange program coordinator, who will forward it to the student.

Proof of Financial Support

Evidence of financial support must be provided. The original document needs to be dated no earlier than one year before the program start date. The document will be needed later when applying for a US visa. Acceptable forms of financial support include:

  • ​Checking, savings, money market account statements (must include account owner’s name) or letter from the students bank attesting to the financial savings of the sponsor
  • Certificate of deposit (must include maturity date)
  • Scholarship award letter (must include award amount)
  • Student loan commitment (must show student is approved and should not include special conditions)
  • Government sponsorship (must include award amount and description of coverage)

Cours​e Selection

Students may choose courses numbered in the 100-500 range while at Purdue. The schedule of classes lists the courses that are offered each semester. It is suggested to look at the comparable semester one year earlier to see the course offerings if the term is not available yet. Students should choose courses only on the campus of West Lafayette.

Acceptance Email

Once the application is received, an immigration document is created. The immigration document (DS2019) is needed to obtain a visa. An email with the next steps in the process will be sent after students are admitted into the Purdue system. ​​

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