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How to Apply

Below, you will find detailed instructions on applying to the Global E³ program through this online application system.
 
There are seven major steps to applying to the Global E³ program.
 

LEARN ABOUT YOUR OPTIONS

Make sure to talk to your home institution's study abroad advisor to discuss the best options for studying abroad.

You can also use this website to learn about possible hosts outside your country. To find out about participating universities, use the section "Participating Universities" to explore your options. Please keep in mind your field and the fields of engineering that these schools support.

PLEASE NOTE: While you may prefer to be placed at a specific university abroad, the administrative agency (IIE) cannot guarantee that you will be placed where you desire.

 
SELECT YOUR PROGRAM

There are three different types of "Programs" that you can apply for, based on the country where your home university is located and which country you are applying to go to.
  • ALL Students FROM: A country other than the United States

    A) If you are applying to go to a university in the United States
    Apply to the program labeled "Global E³ International - Applying to Study Abroad in the US"
     
    B) If you are applying to go to another university outside of the United States
    Apply to the program labeled "Global E³ International - Applying to Study Abroad outside the US"
     
  • ALL Students FROM: the United States of America
    Apply to the program labeled "Global E³ US - Applying to Study Abroad"

Click on "Programs" at the top of this page, and choose according to the above requirements.

CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT

After you select your program according to the above guidelines, click on "Apply Now".

- The system will ask you to confirm that you would like to create an application to the Global E³ Program. Click "OK".

- The system will then ask if you received login information via email. If you have never used the Global E³ online application system before, click "No" and submit.

- Create your account by entering basic information about yourself.

NOTE: Your email address will become your login username.

BEGINNING YOUR APPLICATION

After creating your account, you will receive an email with your username and temporary password. When logging-in for the first time, you will be asked to change your password.

Click on "View Programs" to create an application. Select the program that you intend to apply for according to the requirements explained previously. Click "Apply Now".

You will then select the "Term" to apply for. For the Fall and Academic Year application cycle, there is only one term available: Fall / Academic Year 20XX. You will later be asked in the application to indicate the number of semesters of study.

Complete the section labeled "Applicant Parameters", and submit.

COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION

After completing "applicant parameters", you will arrive at the "Program Application Page". There are 4 sections on the right-hand side.
  1. Home Campus Submission Verifications - Your advisor will confirm receiving materials that need to be included with your application. Most of these materials can be submitted electronically, though the original paper copy should be confirmed by your advisor.
  2. Application Sections - The most important part of your application. You should complete all the sections. Section "E" allows you to upload electronic versions of the materials that are required to be with your application. Be sure you complete all application sections by clicking "Save & Submit".
  3. Recommendations - You can request an electronic recommendation or have one submitted via email or in hard-copy to your home campus advisor.
  4. Signature Documents - This should be done last, after completing the rest of the application! You will confirm that your entire application is accurate, and that you are the person whose name is on the application.

PROCESSING and WAITING

After your application is complete, and everything has been submitted, you will need to inform your advisor, who will review and approve your application, and then forward it to the administrative agency, IIE. It is your responsibility to inform your advisor that you have completed your application, and it is ready for his/her review. At this point, you will no longer have access to your application profile. If you believe you need to make any changes, please inform your advisor.
 
The application will be reviewed by IIE and offered to an appropriate host institution. PLEASE NOTE: Your application is sent to only one host institution at a time.
 
Due to the volume of applications and the number of slots available at every school, not all students can always be placed, and most cannot be placed at a preferred university. However, all students will be placed at institutions that IIE has determined are good fits based on field of study and desired work.
 
It can take up to 8 weeks after the application system is closed to place you. If you are unsure of your status, check with your home institution advisor.
 

ACCEPTANCE and PAPERWORK

If you are accepted by a host university, you will receive an email from IIE and/or your home institution advisor informing you of your acceptance. (In some cases, the host institution will also contact you and/or your advisor directly.) Please log in to your Global E³ application to view the decision letter and follow the instructions to accept or decline the placement offer.

You may need to complete paperwork to finalize your placement there. Be sure to complete these in a timely manner, and ensure that your home institution advisor is aware of your communications with the host university. If you need to change your plans for any reason, be sure to inform your home institution advisor.
 


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Last modified 01/13/2014