Thank you for your interest in St. John's University! This page will provide information specifically geared towards prospective and newly admitted international exchange students from educational institutions with an active exchange agreement with St. John's.
2020 SJU Exchange Fact Sheet_02052020.pdf
To be considered for an exchange program at St. John's University, please complete your Inbound Exchange Application on this site. Once completed, students will be provided with a DS-2019 Application (for issuance of the U.S. J-1 entry visa) and asked to submit it to the exchange coordinator at their home institution for prior approval. Along with the applications, a nomination letter from the exchange coordinator of your home institution is required. Connect to the incoming exchange brochure for more information.
Fall Semester: April 1
Spring Semester: October 15
Please click here and select the appropriate college, level, semester and campus to view the available courses of a specific semester. You can also click on the undergraduate bulletin to view a complete list of undergraduate course offerings at St. John's. Please note that not every course listed in the bulletin will run every semester.
Exchange Student Registration Facts:
Tuition and Fees
Exchange students will pay tuition to their home institution for the courses taken at St. John's University. In addition, they will also be responsible for St. John's University fees, including the University General Fee, Student Government Activities Fee and Health Insurance Fee. Students who plan to live in St. John’s student housing will also be responsible for all appropriate room and board fees. Please see below for an up-to-date list of fees:
In order to study at St. John's University as an exchange student, you must complete the form DS-2019 to obtain a J-1 visa. The St. John’s University Office of International Student and Scholar Services will issue you a DS-2019 form upon receipt of the properly completed application. The Office will then mail you the form along with the visa compliance information.
All international students must pay the $200 SEVIS I-901 fee to the United States Department of Homeland Security online as per the instructions sent with the immigration document (DS-2019). Please see below for a few frequently asked questions to assist with the visa process:
Exchange students may request to stay in off-campus University housing near our Queens campus. If you’d like to apply for university accommodations, please indicate so on your exchange application – the housing application will be sent to you with your acceptance letter.
From admission to arrival, the Office of International Education is here to assist you every step of the way. To make your arrival seem less daunting, we've put together a checklist for you to follow as soon as you arrive on campus. Remember to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
You’ll receive more information about arrival after your acceptance.