Exchange Program Requirements

 

ENROLLMENT PERIOD & APPLICATION DEADLINES

 

Program

Fall Semester
(August to December)

Spring Semester
(January to May)

MAM

Available and Preferred

Available

MSPPM

Available

Available and Preferred

MISM

Available

Available and Preferred

 

MARCH 15 DEADLINE
FEB 15 DEADLINE (UNIBO ONLY)

OCTOBER 15 DEADLINE

 

The following process applies to students studying at one of our Partner Institutions who wish to spend a semester at Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University, as an exchange student. Students currently enrolled at Heinz College (Pittsburgh or Adelaide) who wish to study abroad as an exchange student should contact their program director  for information on eligibility for available opportunities.

 

Prior to participating in the student exchange program at the Heinz College, students at our Partner Institutions are required to submit the following to the Heinz College:   

  1. Online application submitted via Heinz College’s application system
  2. Required essay uploaded to online application: an essay of about 1,000 words describing your background, your academic and career goals and how the exchange program will help you to achieve your expectations.
  3. Professional Résumé uploaded to online application.
  4. Recommendation forms (two): Students interested in the exchange program must be recommended by the exchange partner's liaison to Heinz College. Within the online application system, the student should "register" the liaison as their #1 recommender (the other recommendation can be registered as “John Doe” with email address deber@cmu.edu).
  5. Official transcript from the partner institution (the student’s current “home” school, sent by the Exchange Program Liaison)
  6. Unofficial transcript for their bachelor's degree, including date of graduation
  7. Proof of their English language proficiency displayed by submitting any one of the following:
    • TOEFL exam scores
    • IELTS (academic version) exam scores
    • English is the student's native language (or mother tongue): student may indicate this on the online application.
    • The student studied for 5 years or more in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, The United Kingdom, the United States of America or South Africa. Student may indicate this on the online application.
  8. "Courses of Interest" form. As part of the application process, students will be required to submit a list of courses at CMU in which they want to enroll while they are exchange students. This list will enable administrators to engage the student prior to their arrival regarding which classes will and will not be available to them as exchange students.

 

For those who will pass the first selection phase, an interview, to be held via video-conference with the program director, may be requested and planned by the end of March. The interview will focus on your expectations in the academic and professional field, your interest in the exchange program (please, read carefully their website and their coursework), your background and your personal interests for your career.

 

To begin the application process:

Heinz College Online Application