EXCHANGE Students

Babson College is proud to host graduate and undergraduate students from our partner institutions around the world through our International Student Exchange Program.

Students from our partner institutions will find admission and application requirements below. Students from other institutions can learn more about our Visiting Student Program.

Getting Started

To view the most current undergraduate or graduate Exchange Fact Sheet, please email the Glavin Office.

Partner Institutions

Exchange Partners

Australia
Monash University
RMIT University
University of New South Wales

Austria
WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business

Chile
Universidad de Adolfo Ibanez

China
Tsinghua University

England
University of Manchester, Manchester Business School

France
ESCP Europe
HEC School of Management

Hong Kong
Hong Kong Baptist University

Ireland
University College Cork
Trinity College Dublin

Italy
Bocconi University

Japan
Waseda University

Netherlands
Maastricht University
Erasmus University

Russia
Saint Petersburg University

Scotland
University of Edinburgh

Singapore
Singapore Management University

Spain
ESADE
IE

Sweden
Lund University

Switzerland
University of St. Gallen

Admission Requirements

  • Students must meet the eligibility requirements of their home institution
  • Students must have completed at least one year of core business courses prior to participation
  • Proficiency in English: Minimum TOEFL score equivalent to 80 (internet-based test); Minimum IELTS score of 6

Additional Requirement for Graduate Exchange Students:

  • At least two years of full-time, post-graduate work experience is strongly recommended prior to participation

Participation Requirements

Students at our partner institutions interested in studying at Babson College should contact their home university exchange program coordinator for more application and nomination information. All exchange program participants must be currently enrolled at one of our 25+ partner universities and must be nominated to study at Babson by their home university; the College does not accept unsolicited applications to our exchange program. Students who are not currently enrolled at a partner institution but are interested in studying at Babson may explore opportunities to study as a visiting student:

  • Undergraduate students should refer to the Office of Admissions’ Visiting Student program. Please email Undergraduate Admissions or call +1-781-239-5522.
  • Graduate students should refer to the Graduate Programs office, Olin Graduate School of Business. Please email Graduate Programs or call +1-781-239-4474.

Deadlines

Undergraduate (Bachelor) Students


Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Nominations March 1
October 1
Application Documents March 15October 15
Housing Application July 1October 30
Health History and
Immunization Form
July 1December 1

Graduate (MBA) Students


Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Nominations April 15September 15
Application Documents May 1October 1
Housing Application July 1October 30
Health History and
Immunization Form
July 1December 1

Application Process

First, an exchange student must be formally nominated by their home university to participate in the Babson College International Student Exchange program. Upon receipt of the nomination, the student will be asked to confirm the nomination. Finally, once confirmed, an online application will be opened for the student and all documents and materials will be submitted securely through our application portal. In preparation for completing the application, the student should be prepared to submit the following:

  1. Passport copy
  2. Proof of proficiency in English. Please note: The U.S. Department of State mandates that we must obtain documentation of English language proficiency for all students studying in the U.S. with a J-1 visa. This applies to students for whom English is the first language and/or students who are attending English-speaking institutions or degree programs. If you are attending an English-speaking institution and/or degree program, your home school coordinator may certify your English proficiency in a signed letter. If you are from a non-English-speaking country you must submit an official test score report consistent with our admission requirements. Please email the Glavin Office with any questions or concerns.
  3. Official transcript(s) for all previous university coursework (students will be asked to upload a scanned copy of an original transcript)
  4. Curriculum vitae – for Graduate (MBA) students only
  5. Proof of funding documentation to support the request for a Form DS-2019
  6. Health History & Immunization Forms*

*After your acceptance to Babson’s exchange program, you will receive information from the Office of Health Services regarding the required documentation you need to provide, including proof of specific immunizations and a full health history. Plan ahead as you may need to meet with a physician or receive updated vaccinations.

Please note: All application documents must be submitted in English. All documents should be scanned and submitted through the student’s unique application portal. Application documents will not be accepted by post or email.