Student Exchange Program

Northwestern Law has several exchange programs with universities throughout the world, offering students of partner schools the opportunity to study at Northwestern for a semester. If you are interested in studying at Northwestern Law and are a law student at one of the following institutions, please contact your study abroad coordinator for more information on the application process:

  • Bucerius Law School
  • Instituto de Empresa
  • K.U. Leuven
  • National University of Singapore
  • Sciences Po
  • Tel Aviv University
  • University Torcuato di Tella
  • Peking University
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • University of Zurich

Once you have been nominated by your university to study at Northwestern, we will email you the application form to complete and return by mail. Applications for the Fall Semester are due on March 1st and those applying for the Spring Semester must submit their applications by October 1st. These dates must be maintained in order to receive your student visa in time.

Admitted Students

We look forward to welcoming you here! After you have been accepted you will need to begin the visa application. We will send you a Visa Instruction Packet and a Pre-Arrival Guide to help prepare you for your semester here. We will also send you a Registration and Course Guide that provides information about signing up for classes. We recommend that you review all of these materials prior to arriving at the Law School.

Please note that exchange students must register for a minimum of 8 course credits at Northwestern in order to maintain full-time status and comply with visa requirements. It is the student's responsibility to seek course approval from their home institution prior to the end of the Law School's Open Enrollment (Add/Drop) Period in order to make any necessary curricular adjustments.

Open Enrollment typically runs through the first two weeks of the Fall and Spring semesters. Please refer to the Law School's Academic Calendar for the specific dates for your exchange semester.

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