Global Education

Semester Study Abroad

Important Information

Please review carefully the information below and the information on these semester study abroad pages prior to applying to study abroad. Contact the Office of Global Education for more information: (336) 841-9280.


Application & Selection

The Office of Global Education seeks to make semester study abroad accessible to students. However, we realize that limitations on student placements exist for each partner. Because placement at the majority of HPU semester partners’ universities may become competitive (meaning that we receive more qualified applications than the maximum number of students the host university can accept for the term), students are advised to consider multiple universities that meet their academic needs and to find and submit course equivalencies for their top three placement options. In the event that students are not able to be placed at their top choice university, their application may be considered for their relevant, alternate option(s).

Please note that the stated minimum application requirements are the minimum standards considered to review an application for a host university. A student who is qualified to apply to the program is not guaranteed a nomination or placement to that location. In short:

  • HPU is unable to place students at an exchange partner institution outside of our allotted exchange availability.
  • HPU is unable to place students at an affiliated (fee-paying) institution outside of the universities’ scope.

Please review Application & Selection for more information.



Students applying to study at a partnering university should familiarize themselves with the university’s information regarding costs, fees, terms, academic offering, room, and board. More thorough information will be provided in an advising appointment with a study abroad advisor.

Please be aware that costs, including explanations of fees, listed on a partnering university’s or provider’s website for similar programs may differ from those listed on HPU’s website. The costs for an HPU, HPU-affiliated, or HPU exchange semester program (tuition & fees; room and/or board, where applicable) will be charged at HPU rates. Always refer to the information provided by HPU and contact the Office of Global Education for questions.


Note on Financial Aid

Where Federal Financial Aid can be applied to the fees for students studying abroad at our partnering universities, aid awarded under Institutional Programs (e.g., the Presidential Scholarship, departmental aid (including Media Fellows), tuition concession, HPU need-based grants) can be applied toward the fees for students studying on exchange only. See Financial Aid for Study Abroad for more information.


Language of Study

Unless otherwise stated, HPU’s semester programs are available to qualified students without a language proficiency requirement, although course availability may be limited based on language(s) of instruction at the host university.

Office of Global Education

Location: Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280
Mailing Address:
High Point University
Office of Global Education
One University Parkway, Drawer 24
High Point, NC 27268  USA

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