English For Academic Purposes Requirement

Students who meet the university’s minimum English-language proficiency requirements but do not exceed the standard scores will be required to enroll in the English for Academic Purposes course. Students are notified in their admission letter if they are expected to complete this requirement.

For more information on Admissions criteria to the inbound exchange program, visit the Admissions Requirements page.

How to Apply

Exchange students must come from an exchange partner institution and be nominated by their home institution in order to access the online application through the Office for Study Abroad.

Once students have been entered into the online application system, they will be expected to submit the following to the Office for Study Abroad by the application deadline:

The following item below must be scanned and emailed to [email protected] prior to the application deadline:

Each of the items below must be submitted by the applicant through the online application system by the application deadline.  Some documents can be signed digitally:

*Students from the following schools are exempt from submitting the TOEFL or IELTS score reports:

  • American University in Cairo
  • American University of Sharjah
  • Australian National University
  • Cardiff University
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • Deakin University
  • King's College London
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • National University of Singapore
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • University College Dublin
  • University College Maastricht
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Hong Kong
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Sussex

GW Exchange Application Deadlines:

Fall/Academic Year Admissions: March 1

Spring Admissions: September 15

To view the GW Academic Calendar, please click here.  The mandatory GW Exchange Orientation program typically begins one week before the first day of classes each semester.

For questions regarding the undergraduate exchange program, please contact:

Amaris Vázquez-Vargas, Exchange Coordinator: [email protected]

General inquiries can be directed to: [email protected]



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


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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.