How to Apply

As of March 1, 2021 University-sponsored international travel is currently suspended. The Study Abroad Program, in close collaboration with the Princeton’s Global Safety & Security unit, continues to monitor COVID-19 developments in the U.S. and abroad as we prepare for the possible resumption of travel in AY 2021-22.

We are currently accepting applications for select fall 2021 semester study abroad programs. Students should make an appointment with a study abroad adviser before starting an application in order to receive the most current information regarding program status.

All semester abroad opportunities will be contingent upon a number of factors, including health and safety conditions abroad, domestic and international travel restrictions, program-specific protocols related to COVID-19, and the guidelines for sponsored travel as outlined by the University.

In order to apply for a credit-bearing study abroad program, you typically need to create two applications: one with the Study Abroad Program at Princeton (via the Global Programs System, or GPS), and one directly with the university or program you are interested in attending. 

Princeton has deadlines and procedures (outlined in this section) for GPS applications and we encourage you to meet with a study abroad adviser to learn more about the application process. 

Some programs have early application deadlines, and you will want to be aware of those. Many foreign programs and universities admit students on a rolling basis; we strongly recommend that you apply early as programs may fill prior to the stated deadline. Sometimes, you will need to be nominated by a study abroad adviser before being able to start an application with your chosen university or program.