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Phase I - Pre-Decision

Apply Online- Create Account: 

When you find a program that is of interest to you please click "Apply Now" from that programs page to begin the application process.  This does not obligate you to the program, a particular term or even to study abroad.  It helps us begin the process of advising you and communicating with you.

One Faculty Reference: 

Please acquire one  recommendation from a Montclair State professor.  If you are a first semester transfer student and are unable to obtain a reference from a MSU professor, a recommendation from your previous school's professor will suffice.
The professor should be familiar with your character and able to judge your ability to participate on a study abroad program.

Administrative Fee:

All MSU students are required to pay the $400 administrative fee.  Check, cash, money order or credit card  is payable to "Montclair State University" and submitted with your application to the Office of International Engagement.

Liability Waiver Form:

Please read, and sign electronically.

Code of Conduct Form:

Please read, and sign electronically.


Request from the Registrars Office either via NEST or in person to have your academic transcript sent to the Office of International Engagement for inclusion in your records.  Go to the Registrar's Office in College Hall.  Have your unofficial MSU transcript sent to:  Study Abroad Department, Office of International Engagement, 1 Normal Avenue, Student Center Annex, Room 207.  Office of the Registrar Transcripts page.

Visiting Students will need to send their home school transcripts.

Specific Program Application Form:

Students may also have to complete an application form for the specific program that they are applying through such as our partners ISA, CEA, SIT, or Semester at Sea.  These are just a few of our program partners and more details are found under our Countries and Programs Section and within the individual program description.