Frequently Asked Questions
Am I an international student?
You are an international student if you intend to study under a nonimmigrant visa status.
When should I start my application?
We encourage international students to begin the admission process early, as it can take up to a year.
How do I apply?
What is the timeline?
Fall 2017 Semester:
July 3: Student has all paperwork completed and deposit paid
August 1: Final remaining balance paid
August 14-18: Student arrives in Minnesota and stays with host family
August 23: International Student Orientation
August 25: General Student Orientation
August 30: Fall classes start
Spring 2018 Semester:
November 1: Student has all paperwork completed and deposit paid
December 4: Final remaining balance paid
January 3-8: Student arrives in Minnesota and stays with host family
January 12: New Student Orientation
January 15: Spring classes start
Can I come visit?
Yes! International students who are currently in the United States and interesting in applying to University of Northwestern – St. Paul can set up a time to visit our beautiful lakeside campus.
How much does it cost to attend Northwestern?
Estimated undergraduate expenses for the 2017-2018 academic year are $39,530.
For more details about expenses, you can visit our tuition and fees page.
Can I work while attending Northwestern?
International students may work an on-campus job at Northwestern. Students who have a student visa are generally not allowed to work off campus.
Note: We cannot guarantee employment at Northwestern to any international students.