Your Journey to Study Abroad
Fall, Fall-Winter, Full Year, Summer: February 10, Winter: June 10, Winter-Spring: September 10, Spring: November 10
4-5 MONTHS BEFORE DEADLINE
2-3 MONTHS BEFORE DEADLINE
Attend Info Sessions
GLO info sessions are a great way to learn more about specific programs, hear from past students, and speak to advisers. Keep an eye on our calendar
for upcoming info sessions.
1-2 MONTHS BEFORE DEADLINE
Narrow Down Your ChoicesAbout two months before the application deadline, you should begin narrowing down your choices. Select 1-2 programs now to ensure you complete the requirements on time.
Figure Out Finances
Program costs vary widely; find total cost estimates on each program page
. Check out Money Matters
to learn more about program costs and billing, financial aid and scholarships, and managing expenses.
Start Your Application
Use downtime over breaks (e.g., winter break, summer break) to work on your application
. Even if you aren't set on a first-choice program, start your application now - you can always change your program choices later on.
0-1 MONTH BEFORE DEADLINE
Submit Your Application
Finalize and submit your Northwestern study abroad application. Note: Some components of the application, such as meeting with an academic adviser and completing an interview, require advance planning. Review specifics on the Apply page.