- Application Information
- International Study Policies
- Course Approval and Credit Transfer Process
- Financial Aid
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Marquette uses an online study abroad system to facilitate the application process. When you log into the system, you will be able to select your program, view all application requirements, upload documents, request recommendations and submit questionnaires.
Note: Some programs have deadlines before our October 1 and March 1 application deadlines. Please be sure to visit your program’s brochure page to learn more about program-specific application deadlines and next steps.
You will need to have the following items submitted or completed within your online application by the above deadlines to be considered for study abroad.
Note: Your application is complete when you see a "check" next to each requirement. There is no final "submit" button within your online application.
The motivational essay responses are a critical part of the application process, as they are the primary way in which you can communicate the academic appropriateness of your program selection and your preparedness for study abroad. You will submit your responses through the online system.
Answer each question below in one complete paragraph that is approximately 250 to 300 words. (Please note: Project GO-ROTC Arabic Scholarship Program applications have a unique set of questions. Refer to the online application for complete essay prompts.)
Academic Letter(s) of Recommendation
All programs require at least one letter of recommendation.
(Project GO-ROTC Arabic Scholarship Program requires two, and the South Africa Service Learning Program requires three.)
Contact your recommender, share your study abroad plans and gain their permission before emailing them through the online application system.
To obtain recommendations, enter your recommender's information into the online application. The system will email login details to the recommender, who will then able to complete the online recommendation. The box next to the recommender's name on your application home page will be checked when the recommendation is submitted.
Passport Signature Document
Sign the passport signature document acknowledging that you understand the following requirements:
Emergency Contact Info
Enter primary and secondary emergency contact information.
Next Steps and Deadlines
This document outlines all requirements, events and deadlines that will take place after acceptance notifications are emailed. You will digitally sign that you have read this document confirming you are responsible for meeting all deadlines listed.
Depending on the program to which you are applying, additional program-specific application materials, signature documents or questionnaires may be required. These will be listed within your application requirements online. Your application will not be considered complete until you see a "check" next to each requirement.
Non-Marquette students can apply to several programs. You will need to submit the following additional forms by mail or through the online application system:
Arrange for your university to send an official transcript to Marquette's Office of International Education at the address below.
Study Abroad Adviser Recommendation
You must enter your study abroad adviser recommender's name and email into the online application. The system will email login details to the recommender, who is then able to complete the online recommendation. The box next to the recommender's name on the your application homepage will be checked when the recommendation is submitted.
The purpose of this form is to ensure that you understand what your home university’s study abroad processes are such as application process, course approvals or fees. This recommendation tells Marquette that your have connected at least once with your study abroad office or equivalent.
Non-Marquette students can study in the following programs:
If you are applying to study abroad on a non-Marquette program, you will first need to meet with a study abroad coordinator in person to discuss your program of interest. The coordinator will discuss with you your program preferences, eligibility and goals.
Once you and the coordinator determine that a non-Marquette program is the best fit for you, then the coordinator will open a non-Marquette online application allowing you to petition to participate in the selected program.
In addition to completing the general application requirements, you will need to complete the requirements below as part of your online application prior to the study abroad deadline. Non-Marquette program applications are reviewed as they are submitted by OIE or the Office of International Business Studies for business students up until the application deadline. Submit your application as early as possible to allow time for review. Please note that approval of students petitioning to attend a non-Marquette program is considered on a case-by-case basis and is not guaranteed.
You will need to answer 10 questions regarding the non-Marquette program you are interested in and describe how it aligns with your personal, professional and academic goals. To answer these questions, you will need to research critical components of your desired study abroad program, including courses, costs, on-site support, and health and safety.
Course Approval Form
More information about the course approval process can be found on the course approval process page.
Financial Aid Questionnaire
This questionnaire is to confirm if you are planning to use financial aid for your term abroad.
All students approved to participate in a non-Marquette program must attend orientation and comply with all procedures and policies for study abroad students.
Credits from study abroad programs will transfer, but grades will not be incorporated into your Marquette GPA. To earn credits for courses taken abroad, you will need to earn the equivalent of a C or better. Courses not approved through the appropriate channels will NOT transfer. Transfer credit is guaranteed based on the following:
For a detailed overview of the next steps, please see the Deadlines and Pre-departure Guide you signed as part of your program application.