Evening & Weekend Application


Exchange applications will be done in two rounds. If a student is highly interested in a particular school(s), we recommend that he or she apply during Round 1. We cannot guarantee that all partner schools will have spaces available for Round 2. Typically, several schools close during Round 1.

Note: Students interested in programs taking place in early Winter 2018 (i.e. January) must apply during Round 1.

Application Round Application Due Decisions Released Exchange Contract Due
Round 1
Sunday, October 1, 2017 
@ 11:59pm
Thursday, October 5, 2017 
@ 5:00pm
Thursday, October 12, 2017
@ Noon
Round 2
Sunday, December 3, 2017
@ 11:59pm
Thursday, December 7, 2017
@ 5:00pm
Thursday, December 14, 2017
@ Noon

Application Process

Students may apply to a maximum of 3 programs. Each application will be considered on its own merit in comparison with the other applications for that particular school. Applying to multiple schools does not affect a student’s chances of being assigned to their first choice.

Spaces at the programs are limited, so it is not possible to guarantee a spot to every interested student. Students may apply to more than one program if they are interested; however, they will be asked to rank their program preferences.

Students may study abroad on more than one program, but preference will be given to students who have not yet participated in any exchange program. 

Please complete the following steps all in direct sequence:
  • Step 1: Complete the Exchange Application Survey
  • Step 2: Submit application materials as an email attachment to Global Programs at exchangeprogram@kellogg.northwestern.edu

Materials for Submission

Please submit one document per program* (Word/PDF) you are applying to containing the following: 

  1. Resume
  2. Essay (2-page maximum)

*Please name each document as follows: “Host School/Program Name - Last Name, First Name"

Essay Prompt

Please state your reasons for wanting to participate in the student exchange program with this particular school or in this particular country.
How do you think studying abroad at this particular school and/or in this particular country will impact you personally, academically, and in your future career? 

A Note About Your Essay

Feel free to add any information that will aid the selection committee in making a decision. The more specifics you can provide in your responses, the more informed our placement decisions will be.