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J-1 Exchange

J-1 Exchange
J-1 Exchange

You should apply as a J-1 Exchange student if you have been nominated to study at Buffalo State by one of our partner institutions. 

Buffalo State is proud partners with the following universities:

Aarhus University

Hogeschool van Amsterdam/Amsterdam University of Applied Science

Central Queensland University Australia

The University of Newcastle Australia

University of South Australia

University of Toulouse

Manchester Metropolitan University

University of Seoul


Exchange students must be nominated by their home university.

Students studying on exchange are not degree-seeking, and may be nominated by their home university to study at SUNY Buffalo State for one or two semesters.

Deadline to Apply for Fall Enrollment: April 15 

Deadline to Apply for Spring Enrollment: October 15

J-1 Exchange students are required to live on campus, have a meal plan and be enrolled in the SUNY International Health Insurance while on exchange.

Steps to Apply as a J-1 Exchange Student:

  • Nomination from home campus
  • Complete exchange application (Buffalo State will send the exchange application to students after receiving a nomination from their home university)
  • Submit supporting documents: Passport bio page, transcript, English proficiency page, bank statement, FSA-4 form

Steps After Acceptance

  • Complete health form
  • Proof of vaccinations
  • Apply for J1 visa
  • Select classes
  • Attend orientation
  • Arrive on campus one week prior to classes starting

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