Semester Abroad

Are you a current NAIT student interested in going abroad for a semester of study? You can study in another country without adding more time to your NAIT program. Study abroad for one semester while exploring a new culture and making friends from around the world.

While on an exchange with one of NAITs recognized international partners, you will:

  • remain a NAIT student

  • pay regular tuition fees to NAIT (you do not pay international fees at the partner institution)

  • get support from staff at the partner institution during your stay

If you meet certain eligibility criteria, you may:

  • be eligible for Student Aid and other funding opportunities
  • earn course credits for your NAIT program

Current semester abroad opportunities

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Hochschule Bielefeld – University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSBI) 

Founded in 1971, Hochschule Bielefeld – University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSBI), was one of the first universities of applied sciences in the first wave of Fachhochschulen to open in Germany. Hochschule Bielefeld UAS works closely together with the industrial and business communities and social and cultural institutes in the region.


Eligible school or program: JR Shaw School of Business 

Language of instruction: English 

Term dates: 

  • Fall semester: September to February (deadline to apply is April 1)
  • Summer semester:March to August (deadline to apply is October 1)


To be eligible for a semester exchange, all NAIT students must: 

  • have completed one full semester at NAIT prior to participation
  • be currently enrolled as a full-time student at NAIT
  • be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • be 18 years of age or older

Requirements for international students

If you are an international student that is interested in participating in a semester exchange abroad, you are required to meet with an International Advisor to ensure your study permit will not be impacted by travelling abroad. See more details on the how to apply page.


A base tuition amount is paid to your home institution (NAIT). This amount will not change regardless of the number of courses or transfer credits you receive.

It is recommended that you take courses of interest if your calendar is not full of transferable credits. Learn how many credits are needed for a full course load based on your current program.

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