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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, in order to secure your place in the program, you will need to submit a $250 non-refundable deposit. Please read the instructions below carefully, but contact us if you have any questions.

Application Deadlines 2014

Priority Semester DeadlinesWinter IntersessionShort-Term Programs
Fall Semester Programs
Priority Application Deadline: April 1
Priority Deposit Deadline: April 8
Application Deadlines:
October 15
Application deadline: April 1
Spring Semester Programs
Priority Application Deadline: October 15
Priority Deposit Deadline: October 22
Deposit Deadlines:
October 22
Early Deposit Travel Discount Deadline: October 8, 2014

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 St. John’s Central 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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

Visiting (Non-St. John’s) Students

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

Summer Programs Early Bird Discount

$250 off program fee for summer programs if confirmed by early deadlines:

  • March 17: Pre-session and Summer Session 1
  • April 15: Summer Session 2 and Post-session

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 2014 summer program or a 2014 St. John's full semester program.

Student's must submit their deposit and confirm their participation by April 1. Contact our office to find out if you and your desired program qualify.

NOTE: Students who will not have reached the age of 18 by the time of the beginning of their study abroad semester must secure and provide parental permission.

Study Abroad Grant 

St. John's awards up to $6000 in aid to undergraduate students be used toward a program fee during the fall 2014 semester. Emails and letters have been sent to qualifying students.  Please contact the Office of global Studies if you have questions on your eligibility.