Applicants may be graduate students from any discipline, department, or campus who are making normal academic progress. As a reminder, before applying, students should be certain they will be able to maintain enrollment at IU during the period of the exchange and have sufficient funds available to cover the costs of such enrollment; these exchange programs do not include fee remissions or other financial aid to cover the costs of enrolling in courses or research credit hours.
Online Application Components
For the online application, applicants should be prepared to provide the following:
- Indicate that they have met with their academic advisor
- If their country of citizenship is not the United States, confirm that they (1) have met with the Office of International Services, and (2) would be eligible for a visa to study or do research in the country where the program is located
- Indicate their language proficiency level if a foreign language is required to participate in the exchange program
- Upload a brief proposal (600-900 words, double-spaced, 12 point font, one inch margins) that describes the intended activities for study, research, and/or professional development. The proposal should make a compelling case for how the exchange program will constitute an integral part of a well-conceived graduate degree program. If you plan to focus on research, you should identify a faculty member(s) at the partner institution with whom you would like to work during you stay and mention that in your proposal. Please note that the Office of International Partnerships will not review a draft of your proposal prior to submission. The GradGrants Center, a free service open to currently enrolled IU graduate students, can review your proposal and offer feedback.
- Upload PDF copies of transcripts for all college and university coursework completed at IU or another institution.
The applicant must also ask two faculty members to submit a statement or letter of recommendation to the Office of International Partnerships. If a faculty member agrees to be a recommender for you, you should send the recommender a copy of your proposal so that they reference details from it in the recommendation. Recommendations should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by campus mail to Shawn Conner in Bryan Hall 104. Recommendations are accepted up to 14 days after the application deadline.
If foreign language proficiency is required for the exchange program, the applicant must ask a qualified evaluator (e.g. current or former instructor) to submit an online form attesting to the student's foreign language proficiency. The evaluation form must be submitted by the application deadline. Scores from a language assessment exam offered by a foreign language department/program are a reasonable substitute; scan and email a copy of your scores to email@example.com by the application deadline.
Access the language evaluation form