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Montclair State University Incoming Program
Montclair, United States (Exchange Program) (Incoming Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Calendar year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: Non-Montclair applicants only
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Program Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: On-campus housing Credit Type: US equivalent
Program Description:

Montclair, New Jersey

Montclair State University - Incoming Program
Spring or Fall Semester or Full Academic Year


Montclair State University offers exchange and visiting (non-degree) programs for students from our partner institutions.

Montclair State University would like to welcome nominated exchange students from our Exchange Partners and visiting students from our Partner Institutions to attend MSU for a semester or full academic year. A semester at MSU will offer you the opportunity to learn from the very best academics and practitioners in their field, meet new, lifelong friends, and enjoy favorite tourist destinations such as New York City.

For exchange students Montclair State University will:
  • Waive tuition and fees for exchange students (between 12 and 18 credits undergraduate, 9 credits graduate)
  • Waive the foreign credential evaluation requirement
  • Arrange housing, registration, orientation, special programs
For visiting students Montclair State University will:
  • Offer each accepted visiting student discount on tuition equivalent to 35% off the out-of-state tuition rate.
  • Waive the foreign credential evaluation requirement
  • Arrange housing, registration, orientation, special programs

Click and view the following FACT SHEET for more information on our Incoming Exchange/Visiting Program

Selecting Your Courses/Registration:

After your acceptance, you will work with our International Student Advisor to select your courses.  Incoming students, in most cases, may select courses in any of the University’s Schools and Departments. There are a few exceptions, for example:

  • Students are excluded from most accounting classes above the 200-level
  • English writing samples may be required for some classes
  • Portfolios may be required for some Art classes
  • Auditions may be required for some music classes
  • Prerequisites must be satisfied for higher level courses
  • Most MBA courses are not available to exchange students
  • Graduate students will require special permission

During the semester prior to your arrival you will Choose Your Courses from the list of classes being offered during your term of study.  Classes for the semester you want to study at Montclair State may not be listed as yet.  If that’s the case look up the same semester last year. For example if you want to study here Spring 2018 look up the classes that we offered Spring 2017. 

The actual courses being offered will be published at the end of March (Fall semester) and the end of October (Spring semester).  Fall registration begins mid-April.  Spring registration begins mid-November.  If you want to look up all courses offered at Montclair State you can view the catalog here. Please note: not all classes in the catalog will be offered the semester you want to study at Montclair State.

If you want to take a class that has prerequisite requirements you will need to demonstrate that you have taken similar classes at your home university and get approval from the Montclair State Department offering the class to override the prerequisites.  Your Montclair State University International Student Advisor will work with you to get these approvals if required. You can see if a class has prerequisite requirements or other restrictions by first looking up the class here then clicking on “View Catalog Entry”. 

Classes numbered 100-400 are undergraduate classes.  500 and above are graduate level.

Accommodations and Meals

Housing Options:
Incoming students will be offered housing in our Global Living Community in the Village Apartments. Room rates vary depending on whether you are in a single or double bedroom. Students living on campus can only be placed in the Village apartments. Students are discouraged from choosing to live off-campus, as there are few options available nearby that are affordable or easily commutable.  Also, living on campus is the best way to get the most of campus life!
Students may choose, but are not required, to purchase a Meal Plan. Meal plans subsidize the cost of eating in campus cafeterias and other campus dining locations.  Students living in the Village have a kitchen in their apartments and may choose not to purchase any meal plan.
Health Insurance:
All Monclair State University students are required to have health insurance. In addition the US State Department requires that all J-1 visa holders maintain health insurance that meets minimum standards through their entire stay in the US. Students will be automatically enrolled in the health insurance offered by Montclair State University. The plan is underwritten by United Health Care Insurance. More information can be found here.

Estimated Program Cost:
Click HERE to view the budget sheet for both Undergraduate and Graduate exchange students per semester.
*Note that theses are estimates based on past academic years.

To Apply

Students from Montclair State University partner universities wishing to study at Montclair State University as an exchange student or visiting student must be nominated by their university and may apply for one semester or a full academic year.  Montclair State University will only consider students nominated by their home university. 

All students wishing to study at Montclair State University as an exchange or visiting, non-degree student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be currently enrolled in a degree program at a Montclair State University Partner Institution.
  • Be nominated by their home institution
  • Submit a completed application packet which includes:  
    1. Home University Nomination
    2. TOEFL or IELTS Scores
    3. Transcript in English plus a list of courses you are currently enrolled in
    4. Copy of inside/photo pages of your passport.

Acceptable scores are:

  • TOEFL computerized test  minimum score accepted is 213 written test minimum is 550
  • iBT test (internet) minimum score is  80
  • Minimum IELTS score of 6.5 

More information can be found at and at

Applicants who are citizens of the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, and have studied four years in their home country in English are exempt from TOEFL.  Per University agreements, students from the following partner universities are also exempt from submitting TOEFL scores:

  • University of Agder, Norway
  • University of Graz, Austria
  • Kristianstad University, Sweden

In the above cases, the home institution shall screen applicants for English proficiency.  Other exemptions for TOEFL are made on a case by case basis.  Students from all other partner institutions must submit their current test scores with their application packets.

To apply as an undergraduate international student:
  • Contact your University International Office (or whoever is in charge of the University Agreement).  They will submit a statement nominating students for study abroad at Montclair State. 
  • If not exempt, take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam and have the scores submitted with your application package.

For Graduate Students:

Graduate students who wish to apply to Montclair State University as an exchange or visiting student for a semester or academic year must follow all application procedures outlined above. In addition, graduate-level applicants must submit the following documentation:

  • Official evidence from the home institution that student has completed bachelor's degree
  • Official evidence from the home institution that student is enrolled in a graduate program
  • Official evidence from the home institution that credits received at Montclair State University will count toward the graduate degree at home institution
  • Student must complete the On-line Application  (application fee will be waived)
Music and Art Students:
Depending on your field of study additional documentation may be requested.
  • Music Students must submit a link to a DVD recording.
  • Art Students must submit a link to a portfolio.

To Apply
Please click on the "Apply Now" at the top of the page to begin your application.
Please complete the Montclair State University application process.

For Further Information:

Domenica Dominguez, Director, Study Abroad and International Programs,

Angela Cant, International Student and Scholar Advisor,

All nominated students must complete the Montclair State University study abroad application process.  Please click on the "Apply Now" at the top of the page to begin your application.


Office of International Engagement
Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue Montclair, NJ 07043

Tel: 973 655-4216
Fax: 973 655-7654

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Calendar year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** 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.