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Exchange Student Program Deadlines

Fall Semester or Academic Year 
March 15 for NominationsApril 15 for Applications
Spring Semester or Calendar Year
September 15 for NominationsOctober 10 for Applications

Application Process Overview

1) Nominate - Universities submit nominations online for a student to be considered for participation in the Exchange Student Program.
2) Apply - Students complete the online application AFTER being nominated by their home universities. Precise instructions will be provided to the student.
3) Admit - The Exchange Student Coordinator reviews applications and processes student acceptance and admission to the University of Oklahoma.

University Nominations

Our universities must have an existing bilateral exchange agreement for students to be eligible.

Additionally, students must have completed their first year at their home university and are expected to be in good academic standing in order to attend OU as an exchange student.

Complete the Nomination Form to nominate your student. One form per student.  

Nomination Form

Student Applications

After International Student Services receives the required information through the nomination form and the nomination period closes, students will be contacted to begin the online application.  Each student must be prepared to submit a scan of his/her passport or birth certificate (if the passport is in processing) and English proficiency score (if applicable) to the online application. All documents for the application must be uploaded as electronic files through the system before the student can be admitted to OU. Original documents or hard copies will NOT be accepted.  


Students who are coming to the University of Oklahoma with the primary intention of learning English are encouraged to contact the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) for information about this program. It is not possible for incoming exchange students to obtain tuition and fee waivers to participate on CESL programs.