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You’re on the Verge of Something Great! We’re thrilled that you’re considering studying abroad with St. John’s. Although we review applications for our semester programs on a rolling basis, we encourage students to apply as early as possible to increase their chances of attending their first choice program.

Programs can fill early! For example, we’ve found that spring programs tend to fill by the beginning of October. However, we will continue to accept applications as long as space is available. Once you are accepted you will need to submit a $250 non-refundable deposit along with your required forms in order to confirm your participation. Please read the instructions below carefully, but contact us if you have any questions.

Program Deadlines 


Priority Semester Deadlines

Summer Short-Term Deadlines

Embedded Travel Course Deadlines

Fall Semester Programs
Application: April 1
Deposit: April 10

Pre and Summer Session I
Application: March 4
Confirmation and Deposit: March 11

Fall Semester
Application: April 8
Confirmation and Deposit: April 15

Spring Semester Programs
Application: October 15
Deposit: October 22

Summer Session II and Post Session
Application: April 8
Confirmation and Deposit: April 15



$250 Early Bird Confrimation and Desposit Deadlines
Pre Session and Summer Session I: March 4
Summer Session II: April 8

*please note that this only applies for students enrolled in a summer program



Application Decisions 


Submitted applications are subject to approval by the student's dean/academic advisor and the St. John's Office of Judicial Affairs. Decisions are usually made within 2-3 weeks of application. Students will be notified of application decisions by email.

St. John’s Undergraduate Students

For most programs, you must complete at least one year of full-time undergraduate study and have a minimum 2.75 cumulative index to apply. However freshmen can attend the Global Passport program and our winter programs.

Applying is easy! Just follow these steps:

  1. Log on to MySJU to fill out the online study abroad application. Click on the UIS tab; choose “Student,” then “Registration,” and finally “Global Studies Application.”
  2. Follow the instructions provided in UIS, including selecting your courses for study abroad.

St. John’s Graduate Students

Due to limitations with UIS, graduate students must use our paper application. To apply, print the Application PDF and Course Option form (see below for your program of interest), complete both, and submit them to the Office of Global Studies. The Course Option form should be signed by your dean or academic advisor to ensure that you will receive credit toward your course of study.

Course Option Forms:

Visiting (Non-St. John’s) Students

We look forward to welcoming you to St. John’s! Please see our Visiting Students information to apply. If you any questions please contact Sara DeFilippi at

Winter Programs Early Bird $250 Deposit Discount

Deposit and confirm your participation in a short-term winter 2015 program by October 15, 2014 and receive a $250 discount! 

Global Scholars Grant

The $500 Study Abroad Grant awarded to high achieving graduates and undergraduates. It can be used towards the program fee of a 3 credit 2015 winter program or a 2015 St. John's full spring semester program.

Student's must submit their deposit and confirm their participation by October 22. Contact our office to find out if you and your desired program qualify.

Study Abroad Grant 

St. John's awards up to $6000 in aid to undergraduate students be used toward a program fee during the spring 2015 semester. Emails and letters have been sent to qualifying students.  Please contact the Office of global Studies if you have questions on your eligibility.

Dean's Fellowships

Each year, St. John's University sends a group of academically qualified students abroad for a week. The application process for these programs differs slightly from OGS's usual procedure. Please click here for additional information and to apply.

Exchange Programs

St. John’s University has developed partnerships with universities around the world, allowing students to enroll directly at the host institution while earning transfer credits pre-approved by St. John's academic advisors. The application process for these programs differs slightly from OGS's usual procedure. Please check the program page for additional information and to apply.

Global Passport Program

The Global Passport Program offers first-year students the ability to go abroad. The application process for this program differs slightly from OGS's usual procedure. Please click here for additional information and to apply.

Tobin Global Destination Courses

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business offers a range of exciting Global Destination Courses that combine academic learning in business subjects with study abroad components. The application process for these courses differs slightly from OGS's usual procedure. Please click here for additional information and to apply online.