-- printer friendly --
On Campus:33%
  • Fall 09/05-12/22
  • Spring 01/22-05/18

Tuition & Payments
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
6%Two or more races

Campus Links
Home Page
Outgoing Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office

Superior, Wisconsin, the home of UW-Superior, offers the convenience of city living and the year-round recreational opportunities of the North Woods. The city overlooks the western tip of Lake Superior, and combines with neighboring Duluth, Minnesota, to provide a rich metro setting with live entertainment, shopping, the arts, great dining, and night clubs -- everything you want out of city life. Yet it's just minutes away from canoeing, fishing, hiking, sailing, skiing, snowboarding and the great outdoors. That means you can attend performances of a professional ballet troupe and a professional orchestra, or you can walk miles of sandy beaches along Lake Superior, all within a 10-minute drive of campus.

UW-Superior is Wisconsinís Public Liberal Arts College, with a history of educational innovation dating to its founding in 1893. Hallmarks include a 17:1 faculty:student ratio. The campus is profiled in Colleges of Distinction

Notable Academic Programs
  • Peace Studies - Specialized short-term faculty led programs such as War & Peace in Bosnia and War & Peace in Northern Ireland are available to exchange students.
  • Transportation Management - Shipping on the Great Lakes and beyond, rail and truck transportation are all emphasized in this world class program.
  • Aquatic Biology - Students have the opportunity to learn about fresh water biology on Lake Superior as well as smaller local lakes and rivers.
  • Music Performance
  • Legal Studies - We have one of the nation's top Mock Trial teams!

Unique Academic Programs

  • Social Work
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Art Therapy

Special Options
RA Exchange: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Plant Science

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Art Therapy, Studio Art, Visual Arts

Athletics: Exercise Science, Fitness Management, Health and Fitness Teaching, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Aquatic Biology, Biology/Life Science, Botany/Plant Sciences, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Finance/Banking, International Business, Management, Marketing, Supply and Logistics Management, Transportation Management

Chemistry: Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Journalism, Journalism and Contemporary Media, Mass Communication, Radio and Television Studies, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address, Television

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Legal Studies

Economics: Economics

Education: Adapted Physical Education, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Exceptional Children, Health Education, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Kindergarten Education, Language and Literacy, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Reading, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Special Education

English: English, Writing

Environmental Studies: Ecology, Fisheries Science

General Studies: Individualized Degree Program

Health and Safety Sciences: Community Health, Exercise Science, Health Promotion

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematics

Music: Choral Music

Performing Arts: Choral Music, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Theory and Composition, Performance, Theater Arts/Drama

Political Science: Peace Studies, Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology

Quick Links Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Prefer students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500 paper, N/A computer or 61 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • N/A
Summer Exchange
  • Plan B with full-term enrollment
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan B: 18 ($957.02 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/2/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee: $75 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $101 Semester Plan B Optional
Orientation Fee: $150 Year Plan B Mandatory
Natural Science course Fee: $12 Credit Hour Plan B Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1486 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
  • Figures are current as of 6/2/2017.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $3,365 (includes meals)
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living encouraged
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 3
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 3
  • Maximum unrestricted housing reserved: 6
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $600
  • Proximity to campus: 2 blocks
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Residence halls have varying rates for single double, and suite style rooms. All registered students may use the local DTA bus at no charge.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
Notes About Meal Plans
Superior Plan - $1800 -Unlimited Meals & $50 of Jacket Cash included. Black and Gold - $1325 - 135 Meals & $225 of Jacket Cash included. Jacket cash are declining dollars that act like a debit account.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.