Study Abroad Deadlines

Submit Mount Holyoke's Request to Study Abroad form in ISIS by 5:00 p.m. on the deadline that applies to you.  If you are applying to an MHC program or exchange, we will provide information about next steps after we have reviewed your application.

In some cases, we may be able to consider late applications from students who are not applying for a Laurel Fellowship. If you are interested in a program for which the deadline has passed, contact the McCulloch Center. Students applying for Laurel Fellowships must meet the stated Laurel deadlines.

Note that deadlines for Laurel Fellowships (need-based financial aid) take precedence over any later deadlines listed below for particular programs, and are firm.

Laurel Fellowships for Off-Campus Study
Mount Holyoke Programs and Exchanges
Affiliated Programs with Special Application Procedures
Other Programs

Laurel Fellowships (need-based financial aid) for all programs

For Laurel Fellowships for all programs, submit Mount Holyoke's Request to Study Abroad:

  • For Spring 2016: Applications are still being accepted only for MHC's own programs (Montpellier, Monteverde, and Shanghai).  Apply by September 30, 2015.
  • For Fall 2016 or Academic Year 2016-17: Apply by December 4, 2015.
  • For Spring 2017: Apply by March 31, 2016.  For MHC programs only (Montpellier, Monteverde, and Shanghai), applications will be considered until September 30, 2016, provided that space is available, but we strongly encourage all students to apply by the March deadline.  
Mount Holyoke Programs and Exchanges

MHC Programs

Submit the Request to Study Abroad:

      • For Spring 2016: Apply by September 30, 2015.
      • For Fall 2016 or Academic Year 2016-17 (Montpellier only): Apply by December 4, 2015.  
      • For Spring 2017: Apply by March 31, 2016.  Applications (including Laurel) will be considered until September 30, 2016, provided that space is available, but we strongly encourage students to apply by the March deadline to secure a place. 

In addition to MHC's Request to Study Abroad, you must submit the AKP application to the AKP Representative in Asian Studies:

      • For Fall 2016 or Academic Year 2016-17: Apply by December 4, 2015. 
      • For Spring 2017: Apply by March 31, 2016. 

MHC Exchange Partners

Exchanges in France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea are open to all students regardless of their financial aid status.  Exchanges in the UK are reserved for students who are eligible for need-based financial aid; students not eligible for Laurel Fellowships may apply independently to any of the UK exchange partners.

Submit Mount Holyoke's Request to Study Abroad; students selected for exchange will be required to complete the host university's own application at a later date.

      • For Fall 2016 or Academic Year 2016-17: Apply by December 4, 2015.
      • For Spring 2017: Apply by March 31, 2016.
      • For Summer 2016 (Berlin School of Economics and Law only): Apply by February 15, 2016.  Submit the BSEL application form available from the McCulloch Center instead of the Request to Study Abroad.
Affiliated Programs with Special Application Procedures

Bologna Consortial Studies Program, Italy

Submit Mount Holyoke's Request to Study Abroad. If you are approved by Mount Holyoke, we will forward a copy of your Request to Study Abroad to the University of Indiana, which administers the program. Students who meet the stated requirements and are approved by Mount Holyoke generally are accepted by BCSP.

      • For Fall 2016 or Academic Year 2016-17: Apply by December 4, 2015. 
      • For Spring 2017: Apply by March 31, 2016.  

DIS/Danish Institute for Study Abroad

Submit Mount Holyoke's Request to Study Abroad. If you are approved by Mount Holyoke, you are automatically accepted to DIS; no further application is required.  Admitted students will need to pay a deposit to DIS and complete additional registration and housing forms at a later date.

      • For Spring 2016: Apply by October 1, 2015.
      • For Fall 2016 or Academic Year 2016-17: Apply by March 1, 2016. 
      • For Spring 2017: Apply by October 1, 2016. 
      • For Summer: Apply directly to DIS, not to the McCulloch Center.
Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, Italy
(through Duke University)

Submit Mount Holyoke's Request to Study Abroad. You must also submit the ICCS program application directly to Duke University; ICCS application deadlines may be earlier than MHC's deadlines.  See the Classics Department for further information and application forms.  Admission is competitive.

      • For Fall 2016: Apply by March 1, 2016
      • For Spring 2017: Apply by November 1, 2016

Sweet Briar College Program in Paris, France

Submit Mount Holyoke's Request to Study Abroad. If your application is approved by Mount Holyoke, you will complete the Sweet Briar application and submit it to the McCulloch Center at a later date.  Students who meet the stated requirements and are approved by Mount Holyoke can expect to be accepted by Sweet Briar.

      • For Fall 2016 or Academic Year 2016-17: Apply by December 4, 2015.
      • For Spring 2017: Apply by March 31, 2016.

St. Anne's College, Oxford University, UK

Submit the Request to Study Abroad, and the St. Anne's College Visiting Student application (available from the McCulloch Center in October). Mount Holyoke has an agreement with St. Anne’s College to facilitate applications from our students. We will review applications and forward them with our recommendation, if you meet the general requirements for Oxford (minimum grade point average of 3.7, at least four or five courses completed in the major by the end of sophomore year, evidence of the ability to work independently, strong recommendations, and a detailed plan of study). St. Anne's strongly prefers students to come for the full year, but will consider applications for the spring two-term program if space is available. Admission is very competitive, even with Mount Holyoke's recommendation.

      • For Academic Year 2016-17, or Spring 2017: Apply by December 4, 2015. 

 

Other Programs
All Other Affiliated or Approved Programs


Submit the Request to Study Abroad. You must also submit an application for admission directly to the program or host university. See program/university websites for details.  Most programs have "rolling admission," and applications are reviewed as soon as they are completed; early application means you will receive an earlier decision.  We recommend that you apply to programs/universities in February/March (for fall admission) or August/September (for spring admission), unless the stated deadline is earlier.  Students who meet the admission requirements and who apply in a timely way generally can expect to be accepted.

      • For Spring 2016: Apply by November 1, 2015.
      • For Fall 2016 or Academic Year 2016-17: Apply by March 1, 2016.
      • For Spring 2017: Apply by November 1, 2016.
Petitions for Other Programs Not Already Approved by MHC

 

Submit the Request to Study Abroad.  You must first meet with an advisor in the McCulloch Center to discuss the program, the likely viability of a petition, and the petition process.  

      • For Fall 2016 or Academic Year 2016-17: Apply by December 4, 2015.
      • For Spring 2017: Apply by March 31, 2016.