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Welcome to Black Hills State University!

We look forward to inviting you to our beautiful campus in Spearfish, South Dakota, USA. Each year, BHSU welcomes exchange students from around the world for a rich and immersive educational experience in the US. The staff in the International Relations and Global Engagement office are here to help you through the application and arrival procedures and are prepared to support you throughout your stay at BHSU. 

To learn more about being a student a BHSU, visit BHSU Student Life and International Student Services websites.

 

 

Steps to Apply as an Exchange Student 

(Must be enrolled in one of BHSU Partner Universities)

Collect Documents

Prior to completing the application, be sure to have the following documents:

Apply

Complete the application and upload your documents here.

Ship Your DS-2019

After you receive confirmation that we have received your application and documents, submit payment to ship your I20 and BHSU Welcome Packet using E-Ship Global. Once you complete the request and payment through E-Ship Global, we will receive notification and then ship your paperwork to you. Depending on your location, it may take up to two weeks for you to receive your package.

 

Students must complete the Financial Ability Form and provide documentation of availability of funds that equal or exceed the total amount shown above. This is required to obtain the DS-2019 for purpose of applying for the J-1 student exchange visa. 

Students coming on Exchange Programs may only enroll in one or two semesters of study at BHSU, depending on home institution's policies. Please work directly with your home university to determine if you are eligible. 

Program Costs Per Semester - Exchange Students

 

Total

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
based on 12 credit hours per semester 

WAIVED (Home  University Tuition)

International Student Fee

$100.00

Standard Room
Double Occupancy

$1,765

Standard Meal Plan

$1,725

Total Fees, Room & Board

$3,590

Health Insurance
per semester (up to 24 years old; Basic Plan)

$306.25

Books & Supplies
estimate

$500.00

Total - Per Semester (fees, room, board, insurance and supplies)

$4,396.25

*Personal spending money will vary, please consider $500 to $1,000 per semester.
**2018-19 costs shown. All costs are subject to change by the South Dakota Board of Regents.

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