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GW Inbound Exchange Blogging Scholarship

The Inbound Exchange Blogging & Digital Story Scholarship provides two (2) $1,100 scholarships for admitted incoming exchange students each semester. To learn more and apply for this scholarship, visit the GW Inbound Exchange Blogging & Digital Storytelling Scholarship page.

Admissions Requirements

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In order to be eligible to participate in the undergraduate exchange program at GW, incoming students must first apply and be nominated by their home institution. In addition to this nomination, students must have the equivalent of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and supply proof of English language proficiency. GW accepts only the following tests as proof of English language proficiency:


Minimum Score

Standard Score




    Paper-based test



    Internet-based test



Academic IELTS



    Overall band score



    Individual band scores



English for Academic Purposes

Students who meet the university’s minimum requirements but do not exceed the standard scores will be required to enroll in the English for Academic Purposes course. The English for Academic Purposes course is worth 3 credit hours and counts towards the overall credit requirement for students during their first semester. Students are notified in their admission letter if they are expected to complete this requirement.

In addition to fulfilling the academic requirements, exchange students are expected to show proof of financial support at the time of application. Information on the costs of attending GW for a semester is indicated in the Costs section.



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Important Dates

Call for Nominations

Fall/Academic Year:  December 15 - February 15

Spring: July 15 - September 1

Application Deadlines

Fall/Academic Year: March 1

Spring: September 15