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About NSE


The minimum requirements for application are:

  • Full-time Winthrop student
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Sophomore or Junior status during NSE exchange

Campus Selection

Review the participating universities and colleges.  Familiarize yourself with the various universities' course offerings and geographic and cultural characteristics.  The best resource on any institution is its catalog (available through the NSE website).  Choose several schools since you will enter at least three choices on your application.  For information including university location, climate, population and cultural attractions, visit the host school website and search for host city facts.

Course Credit

Prior to departing for NSE, you will work with your advisor to complete an Approval to Transfer Credit Form (available through the International Center) which assures that your NSE coursework transfers back to Winthrop.  You must receive a "C" or above in order for the credits to be transferred.  Grades received while on exchange are not computed into your cumulative GPA, but are counted towards scholarship eligibility and honors designation at graduation.


Students pay regular Winthrop tuition; room and board charges are billed to the student by the NSE host institution.  Financial aid can be used for NSE.  Transportation is the responsibility of the student.

Student Placements

Applications are available year-round but they are ALWAYS due by Feb. 1st prior to the academic year you wish to exchange (regardless of whether you want to go for fall, spring, summer, or the full year).  Your placement will be negotiated by the NSE Coordinator at the annual NSE Placement Conference in early March.

Prospective NSE students should explore the NSE website and all its resources. 

For more information, contact The International Center at 803/323-2133 or email the study abroad staff at 

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