ISEP is a worldwide organization UM works with to offer international education opportunities at over 150 member institutions in over 50 countries. The 2 different program types are ISEP Exchange, where students pay tuition and room & board costs all to UM, and ISEP Direct, where students pay tuition, room, & board costs set by the host institution. Most UM scholarships and student loans (except work study) can apply. You must have at least a Sophomore status of 30 UM credits (you can apply as a Freshman as long as you are Sophomore by the time you go abroad) and have a minimum GPA of 2.75 (3.0 for select universities).
ISEP Exchange: Students pay their regular UM tuition plus the cost of a shared dorm room, All Campus meal plan, and holiday stipends. Most UM student loans and scholarships, except work study and the Cal Murphy Scholarship can be applied to this program type. Check out our Scholarships info to help you research additional sources of funding.
ISEP Direct: Students pay ISEP’s program fee, which varies by institution, through CyberBear that can include a combined cost for tuition, room, & board, tuition & room, or tuition alone. Most student loans and some scholarships can be applied to this program type. Work study, tuition waivers, LAS Awards, Cal Murphy Scholarships, and WUE waivers cannot be applied to this program type. Consult the Financial Aid Office, Enrollment Services, and/or the awarding department of the scholarship for more details. Check out our Scholarships info to help you research additional sources of funding.
The ISEP process is two-fold, and it is important to complete an ISEP and UM ISEP application by the UM deadline. Please refer to the How to Apply instructions on our website or set up an advising appointment for more information.
View a list of our ISEP programs, by country, here. Click on the university's name to visit the program brochure to learn more!