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Program Description:

2019-20 Academic Year



Application deadlines:
Semester 1 (Fall) March 1
Semester 2 (Spring) October 1
* Application extensions may be possible on a case by case basis depending on space availability.
In order to participate in an exchange program with Augsburg University your school must have a signed agreement with Augsburg University which includes the authorization of student exchange.  Questions regarding the exchange should be sent to Jim Trelstad-Porter, ISSS Director, at
The home institution first internally approves whether or not a student is eligible for participation in an exchange program.  Students should then complete the ON-LINE APPLICATION together with all requested materials.
After the submission of a complete application an admissions decision will be issued.  Next steps in the process include:

  • Issuance of a formal letter of admission from Augsburg University for the agreed exchange period
  • Issuance of a DS-2019 form and instructions to pay the SEVIS I-901 fee and apply for a J-1 exchange visitor visa through the United States Embassy
  • Application for student housing and a meal plan (both required for exchange students)
  • Completion of course selection and registration working with your international office, academic advisor and the ISSS Director at Augsburg
  • Enrollment in Augsburg’s insurance plan for international students (all exchange student must have health insurance coverage that meets J-1 Insurance Requirements for every day they are in the U.S.)
  • Signup for incoming international student Facebook group
  • Finalization of travel plans
  • Activation of your Augnet Account with your Augsburg Student ID
  • Payment for the semester


Most Augsburg courses are worth 4 semester credits each.  Most Augsburg students register for 19 credits per semester.
The minimum requirement for full-time study is 12 credits per semester.  Students may enroll up to a maximum of 18 credits per semester.
The student’s home institution makes final decisions regarding the translation and transfer of academic credit and the required number of courses an exchange student must take.  Questions regarding these issues should be addressed to  before a student completes course registration.


Estimated Expenses per Semester:

Tuition waived for exchange students from institutions that have a direct 1:1 exchange with Augsburg College
Student Fees approximately USD $325
Room and Board approximately USD $6,000
Miscellaneous USD $2,300 (transport, books, entertainment, health insurance)

Note: Government-sponsored programs (from the U.S. or a student’s home country) may have other arrangements with regard to tuition, housing and meals and any accompanying scholarships. Please inquire at

Upon acceptance as an exchange student to Augsburg University you will be be assigned an Augsburg ID and will receive instructions to activate your Augnet account.  You may pay your tuition once you are able to access your Augnet account.  Payments may be made up until the week of international student orientation.
*For international payments, we recommend you use Flywire to find the best way that works for you to transfer the money with country specific options.

*Students attending as "MEPI Tomorrow's Leaders Scholars" will need to clarify their expenses by contacting the MEPI representative at the American University of Beirut.


Most exchange students are housed in double rooms in Floorhouses or Townhouses in Anderson Residence Hall. Exchange students are required to purchase one of three meal plans available.  Residence Life makes final decisions based upon space availability.  Instructions to enroll in housing and a meal plan are found in the Post-Decision section of your on-line application.


  • Semester 1 (Fall): Move-in from August 25 to 26; Fall International Orientation from August 27 to 29.
  • Semester 1 (Fall): Move out from dorm room by noon on Friday, December 20.
  • Semester 2 (Spring): Move-in from January 6 to 7; Spring International Orientation from January 8 to 10.
  • Semester 2 (Spring): Move out from dorm room by noon on Friday, May 1.

Attendance at International Student Orientation is mandatory.  Students arriving earlier than the designated move-in period are responsible for arranging their own housing until the move-in period begins.  In the same way, students are reminded that they must move out of the dorms by noon the Friday immediately after the last day of final exams and should plan accordingly when purchasing plane tickets.  
J-1 students are not allowed to enter the U.S. earlier than 30 days before the program start date.  Additionally, J-1 students are allowed a 30-day grace period in the U.S. after the program end date on the DS-2019.
If you arrive to Minneapolis/St. Paul within the designated move-in dates, someone from the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) team will meet you at the airport.  We will help you move into your campus housing and assist you with bedding shopping and starting a local phone plan.  
The ISSS team provides a comprehensive orientation designed to set exchange students up for a successful academic and personal transition into Augsburg University.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.