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Applications: the online application is due to by April 15 for fall semester and October 1 for spring semester. Before beginning the application online, please prepare the following documents to upload with your application:

  • transcripts in English,
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (if applicable,)
  • official nomination letter from home University,
  • Passport information and photo page,
  • GDPR Consent Form for citizens of the European Union, and
  • Financial Guarantee Statement and supporting documentation such as a bank statement.

To apply as exchange student, students must be nominated by the home institution. Nomination deadlines for fall semester are April 1 and for spring semester September 15. 

Direct Cost for 2023-2024: US$7,950 to $9,600 per semester (variation due to choice in room and meal plan)


  • 71 majors between the College of Arts and Science and the Boler College of Business
  • All courses, include science labs, open to exchange students
  • Ranked #2 overall in Midwest by U.S. News World Report 2020 Best Colleges Ranking
  • AACSB Accredited Business College
  • Exchange students assigned JCU advisor within academic major 

Accommodations and Dining: Exchange students are guaranteed on-campus housing designated for second or third year students. Each room is equipped with a bed, desk, and dresser and each residence hall has a communal kitchens and laundry facility. All students choose a meal plan and on-campus dining options include Schott Dining Hall, Starbucks coffee, and the Inn Between for later dining.

Campus Life:

Location: John Carroll University is located in the suburb of University Heights, about 16 km from the city of Cleveland, Ohio. A Located on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland is the heart of a thriving metropolitan area. Home to the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, a number of theatre ensembles, including the Cleveland Play House and Great Lakes Shakspeare Festival, dance companies, and a thriving film scene, Cleveland is a cultural magnet. Its lively theatre district at Playhouse Square is the country’s largest performing arts complex outside of New York City. Cleveland is also a sports town, with Major League Baseball (The Cleveland Indians), NFL Football (the Cleveland Browns), and NBA Basketball (the Cleveland Cavaliers). Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is less than a 30 minute ride from campus, and you can travel to cities like New York City, Boston, Washington DC, Chicago, Miami, and Atlanta in less than three hours.

International Student Services:

  • Exchange Buddy Program which pairs incoming students with JCU students who have studied abroad;
  • Arrival assistance to include shopping trip shuttle and 3-day orientation program;
  • Residence hall essentials (bedding, hangers, etc.) available to borrow at no charge; and
  • Events and local trips throughout semester.