applying to study abroad for a semester or the academic year
Please make sure to familiarize yourself with the Fordham Study Abroad Guidelines. Students are required to attend one "International Education Advising Seminar" prior to applying to study abroad. For a current list of dates and times, please review the ISAP Calendar.
The Study Abroad Application Process involves completing two applications:
1. Fordham Full Term Application The Fordham application is completed online. To begin, use the find a program feature. Once you've found your program, you can click the "apply" button. You will see a list of items that you will need to complete online.
Required materials that will be requested:
Please note that applications cannot be reviewed until ALL of the forms above are received. We cannot guarantee acceptance to students who submit applications by the Early Action dates, but the closer to these dates an application is received, the greater chance a student has of being considered for approval by Fordham and admitted into his/her chosen program. Approval remains subject to review of academic performance, personal conduct the semesters before study abroad, and the reasons advanced for seeking a study abroad experience. Most students will be notified about the status of their application within one month its completion, but some may take a little longer.
- Application Fee The required non-refundable application fee ($175) will be charged to your Fordham University Student Account and is adjusted so that applications received during the above-mentioned Early Action Period datesare subject to a discounted fee ($125).
- Statement of Purpose Questionnaire
- Major Advisor Reference for FC students only or Dean Reference for GSB students only
- Academic Reference
- Language Evaluation (if applicable)
2. Provider's Application Your chosen program will have an application to complete.
IMPORTANT: When sending the program application, makesure to include everything requiredby the program, including an official transcript. Transcripts can be obtained on the first floor of Thebaud Hall at Rose Hill or room 216A in the Lowenstein Building at Lincoln Center. We recommend that you pick up the transcript yourself (as opposed to having it mailed to the program), so you can include it with the rest of your application. Requests are generally fulfilled within 7-10 business days. Please note that requests are not processed while the University is closed, and may take longer to process during peak times.
- Each program requires completion of a separate application, which is available in their brochures or online.
- You do not need to wait to hear from ISAP before starting the program application.
- Most program applications contain a program approval form which must be turned in to the ISAP office and signed by the ISAP Director. Names for the form vary depending on the program. Please note that the form cannot be signed until the Fordham Study Abroad Application has been received and reviewed. Once it has been signed, it will be sent directly to the program.
- In other cases, students must turn in their completed program application to ISAP instead of a program approval form. ISAP will send this application directly to the program on the student’s behalf.
1. an opportunity to apply earlier to their program of choice (this is important for programs which review applications on a rolling basis)
|Fordham Application Deadlines
|Early Action Period
(reduced application fee)
|Fall/AY Provider Programs
|Dec. 1st - Jan. 15th
|Fall Fordham Programs*
|Spring Provider Programs
|Apr. 15th - June 30th
|Spring Fordham Programs*
|*Fordham Programs are as follows: Fordham in Granada, London Liberal Arts, London Dramatic Academy, and Fordham in Pretoria
**All students applying to exchange programs must apply by the early action deadlines.
Program application deadlines vary
Many programs offer rolling admissions and can fill up many months before their published deadlines. We urge all prospective applicants to full-term programs to seriously consider applying during one of the Early Action Periods.
Keep in mind that Early Action Period applicants enjoy several benefits, the two most significant being:
2. time to research and apply to scholarships offered by their chosen program or other institutions or organizations.
Due to the competitive admission criteria and limited number of available spots in these programs, students applying to Blackfriar's College or St. Peters College of Oxford University must submit their Fordham Study Abroad Application and the required Oxford University application materials by November 1st.