Visiting and Exchange Students
Each year, a small number of graduate students not enrolled as regular degree candidates at Princeton apply and are admitted to study in the department as nondegree students. Students who are interested in visiting Princeton can apply through the Graduate School.
Note: Given the steps the university is taking in response to COVID-19, all nondegree programs are suspended indefinitely. We are not able at this time to receive previously admitted nondegree students or take applications for new nondegree appointments.
On occasion, a visiting student, typically an advanced-degree candidate at another institution, comes to Princeton for a term of one year to meet a particular scholarly need to consult with a faculty member, to enroll in specific courses, or to use library or laboratory facilities.
Fees and tuition
A visiting student holds this status for one year only, is charged full tuition and the mandatory student health plan fee, and is normally not eligible for university financial support.
Visiting student research collaborators
A visiting student research collaborator is an advanced degree candidate at another institution who applies to come to Princeton as a short-term, nondegree student to work with a specific Princeton faculty member on a research project that grows out of a specific collaboration or mutual research interest.
Fees and tuition
Visiting student research collaborators may visit for as little as one month or as long as (but no longer than) 12 months. The visitor, or the sponsoring faculty member, is charged reduced, prorated tuition and fees.
Learn more by visiting the Graduate School website.