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The University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI) prepares students to be leaders in a wide variety of information-related careers. 

As an exchange student at UMSI, you will find an unmatched combination of excellence and opportunities in information science, faculty with national and international reputations for excellence in teaching and research, impressive facilities for every academic endeavor, and a safe place to live and learn in one of the best college towns in America.

We look forward to welcoming you to one of the world's premier iSchools!   

How do I become a UMSI Exchange Student?

Only students from UMSI's bilateral exchange partner universities are eligible to become exchange students at UMSI:

  • IE University in Madrid, Spain
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway
  • Tsukuba University in Tsukuba, Japan
  • University of Economics (VSE) in Prague, Czech Republic
  • University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia
  • Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden

Students must be nominated by their home school advisor to become an exchange student at UMSI for one or two semesters. Home school advisors will complete the UMSI Incoming Exchange Student Nomination Form, which will be emailed by the UMSI Global Engagement Program Manager. Nominated students will then complete an application in the University's international programs portal, M-Compass.

Nomination and Application Deadlines (partner schools may request extended deadlines if needed):

Fall Semester (late August-December): 

  • Nomination Deadline: February 15
  • Student Application Deadline: March 1

Winter Semester (January-April):

  • Nomination Deadline: September 15
  • Student Application Deadline: October 1

Student Application Requirements:

  • UMSI Incoming Exchange Application
  • Passport copy
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Proof of English proficiency (see accepted tests and minimum scores)
  • U-M Financial Resources Statement
  • Supporting financial documentation

Academic Resources

Once admitted, exchange students will receive additional information about course registration. The link above provides general information about UMSI courses and other academic tools and resources.

Student Life at UMSI

Learn about UMSI student organizations, wellness initiatives, and other University and campus resources.

Life in Ann Arbor

Explore housing options, transportation, entertainment, and safety information about the city of Ann Arbor. Exchange students can choose from a variety of housing options, including on-campus residence halls, co-operative housing, or off-campus apartments. We highly recommend the Global Scholars Program, a living-learning community in North Quad, which is conveniently located in the same building as many UMSI courses.

For additional information, please contact umsi.incoming.exchange@umich.edu