Choosing a Program

Students can study abroad for varying lengths of time. Some programs are designed for groups, while other programs may be a more independent experience. During the program search, it is important to consider academics, personal goals, program cost, & attitudes towards diverse populations.

What to Consider Identity-based Resources Scholarships

NC State Group Program Applications OpenSeptember 27, 2022
Scholarship Application Deadline
You can apply for a scholarship even before you’ve applied for a specific program.
November 15
Scholarship Decision DateFebruary 1
Early Action Group Program Application Deadline
Unless you are depending on a scholarship decision, our best advice is to apply early. Early action would provide priority consideration for the most competitive programs/those with limited acceptance likelihood and allows more time to prepare for international travels.
Regular Group Program Application Deadline
November 30, 2022




February 7, 2023
Early Action Group Program Decision Date
Regular Program Decision Date
December 7, 2022
February 14, 2023
Early Action Commitment Deadline & Study Abroad Fee Due
Regular Commitment Deadline & Study Abroad Fee Due
December 21, 2022
February 28, 2023
NC State Partner, Affiliate, and Non-NC State Program Application DeadlineMarch 15
Post-Decision Materials DeadlineApril 1/May 1 (see packabroad.ncsu.edu)
Payment DeadlineApril 8, 2022
Partner & Non-NC State: varies by program, see host program