Number of study places
Two per year.
Selection of applicants
Applicants who want to stay an entire academic year with the best average grade and the longest length of study will be given priority. The student need to have passed 90 credits at the time of application. To achieve a balanced exchange, students from programs with a low rate of exchange students might be given priority.
Level of studies
Bachelor and Master.
TOEFL score 525 (undergraduate), for graduates the requirement varies. Ask SiT for assistance if you want to know the requirement.
Recognition of study credits
15 credits correspond to 30 NMBU credits.
1 Nebraska-Lincoln credit equals 2 NMBU credits.
Visa / Residence permit
Visa: It is the student’s own responsibility to apply for a visa. A first step would therefore be to acquire information from the relevant country’s embassy.
Study visa: A student visa is necessary in order to study in the USA. You have to first receive a letter of acceptance from the host university before you can apply. The visum processing fee is currently USD $160, and the SEVIS registration fee is USD $180 - $200. The universities in the USA will issue a document for students to obtain either the F1 or the J1 visa.
NOTE J1 visa: Be aware that this carries a clause whereby the applicant faces a two-year ‘quarantine’ period after the initial residence period, in which the applicant cannot apply for a permanent work or residence permit in the USA. However, this does only apply if the student received public funding, such as from Lånekassen.
More information: The US Embassy’s website
If you consider to apply one of our partner universities in the US, be aware that the universities may require a financial guarantee as proof that you can finance your studies.