Enrollment Opportunities

Northeastern is a global institution, with flexible opportunities for undergraduates to experience various program locations and partnerships worldwide. Many of our students begin their Northeastern experience as part of signature experiences, which you can learn more about below.

At Northeastern, we take a comprehensive approach to the application process. Each application is carefully reviewed with the goal of building a diverse community with intellectually motivated and engaged students. Please note that all applicants are considered for all available admission decisions to join the Northeastern community, and understanding your preferences helps guide the Admissions Committee.

Students may indicate their interest and preferences in the opportunities listed below as part of the Northeastern-specific questions in the application.

  • Starting at the Boston campus, first-year students will have the opportunity to be immersed into a diverse, global, and thriving campus environment. You will have all the advantages of a small campus feel in a big city—as well as the advantages of small intimate classes and connections within a large university.

    Our vibrant campus is unique within the city, a one-of-a-kind sanctuary of green spaces and tree-lined pathways located right in the heart of Boston. It truly is a campus within a city. One of the country’s greatest walking cities, having Boston in your backyard opens you up to a cultural hub, with much to see and do. Take a short walk or hop on the easy-to-use public transportation system (the “T”) to explore popular nearby destinations.

    Further, first-year students beginning in the fall term will get the full campus residential experience by living in one of our popular Living Learning Communities (LLCs)—themed housing environments that connect students of similar academic and personal interests. LLCs are a great way to enrich your academic experience outside of the classroom, and to form long-lasting bonds with other students who share the same values and enjoy the same activities.

    Check out our Prospective Student Resources to learn more about Northeastern.

  • The Program is a first-semester global experience rooted in Northeastern’s core belief that students should be engaged citizens of the world. students begin their studies as a cohort in a global location, before matriculating to the university and transitioning to the Boston campus in January for the second semester. Previous program locations include London, England; Dublin, Ireland; Rome, Italy; and Thessaloniki, Greece.

    The Program provides a truly transformative experience for students. alumni are adventurous, bold, ambitious, intellectually curious, reflective, and independent individuals who engage in their own learning. They share a passion for the world and thrive in their community.

    Visit the website to learn more about the program.

  • Global ConnEXions is a virtual first-year program interspersed with short-term, in-person experiences at NU campuses or partner locations. Students can learn from anywhere! They may live at home, around the world with friends, or in the city they’ve always dreamed of because this distinctive experiential program empowers students to design solutions to real-world global challenges by combining the flexibility of virtual learning punctuated with face-to-face community building opportunities.

    With a focus on project-based learning, students will spend the year developing the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary for successful twenty-first century careers. After completing the program, students will seamlessly build upon this foundation throughout the rest of their college experience, equipped with the tools and skills necessary to craft and navigate their own educational and professional path. Further, they will be well-connected to our global network of faculty, alumni, and corporate partners across multiple campuses and industries.

    Learn more about Global ConnEXions.

  • The New College of the Humanities (NCH at Northeastern) is a prestigious, university-level college in the heart of London, founded by the philosopher A.C. Grayling, who is the college’s Master. Small by design, NCH offers a unique and broad liberal arts-inspired curriculum with highly personalized teaching. Humanities at NCH is understood in the broadest terms, from the creative arts to economics; students benefit from being in an interdisciplinary academic environment.

    NCH is situated in Devon House in St Katharine Docks, a vibrant and dynamic quarter in central London. Located just a few minutes’ walk from the Tower of London, one of the UK’s most iconic heritage sites, and Tower Bridge, one of the most instantly recognizable structures in the world, St Katharine Docks are steeped in the history of London and the River Thames upon which the city was founded.

    NCH’s unique partnership with Northeastern University will allow you and your peers to begin your university experience by living, studying, and growing in London before transitioning to Boston for your second year.

    Year-long experiences in London, England include NU Bound or the Global Engagement Program, providing a full year of experience in London and in the NU network.

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Email admissions to learn more about these enrollment opportunities.