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Nova Southeastern University

Check whether Nova Southeastern University is right for you as an international student.

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Fort Lauderdale, USA
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Study abroad at Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a private university based in Fort Lauderdale. Its main campus is the US town of Davie, Florida. The University offers a wide range of degree programs: students can choose from 150 degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels.

Undergraduate students can choose from more than 50 majors and 50 minors in the arts and sciences, business, education and nursing.

The University’s postgraduate study focuses on some of the most popular fields in the country such as education, business, psychology, computer sciences, marine biology, criminal justice and health care.

On campus at NSU students have access to NCAA Division II sports, student activities, on-campus dining, coffee shops, and a close-knit campus community with dorm accommodation. There are also events throughout the year like the Anything That Floats Raft Race, Community Fest, homecoming week, and regular sporting events.You’re only a 15-minute drive from the beach too.

Why study at NSU?

  • Small classes

    72% of classes at NSU have 20 students or less

  • Great location

    The University is minutes from the beach in a popular vacation spot

Life as an international student

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) at NSU promotes campus internationalization. They collaborate with faculty and staff to facilitate international education programs and initiatives, celebrate diversity, promote multiculturalism, and encourage the development of a global mindset.

The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) also supports international students with advice and information for any questions or issues you face during your time at NSU.

There are more than 100 on-campus clubs and organizations, a powerful student government, socially active Greek life with many fraternities and sororities, pre-professional societies, and intramural sports you can get involved with. These are a great way to meet people and make new friends at the NSU.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
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    • Museum
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    • Bars 1
    • Restaurants 8
    • Cafe’s 5
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    • Bike Rental
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    • On-Campus Shuttle
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Minor Surgery
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
    • Emergency Contraception
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    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 120
  • Praying Rooms
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    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
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    • Sport facilities 10
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 1
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    • Student Tutoring & Support
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Fees and funding

NSU offers many scholarships. Some are based on academic standing and leadership qualities, others on your major, grades, ethnicity, and any number of things that are special about you.

NSU Dean's Scholarship A $5,000-$18,000 scholarship based on past academic achievement. All students are eligible for this scholarship when they apply to a Bachelor’s program at NSU. The award of this scholarship will be provided upon acceptance to a program and is awarded in Fall and Winter. Those selected earn the highest grades and present either the SAT or ACT scores.

Razor's Edge Scholars A $22,000 scholarship for all first time applicants. Students must start in the Fall and must live on campus for 4 years. The deadline to apply for this application is March 1.

Presidential Scholars This is a Full Tuition award program which is awarded by invitation only to top achieving high school students and does require SAT or ACT scores submitted during the admission process.


Nova Southeastern University

3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

With its warm climate, there's sunbathing, bike riding, fishing and surfing. Students will enjoy world-class food and the best in arts and entertainment. South Florida offers open-air festivals, concerts, shopping malls, all just minutes from campus. Professional teams like the Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins, Miami Marlins and Florida Panthers are all within a 30-minute drive.

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Visa requirements for Nova Southeastern University

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