Study Abroad

Opening a World of Opportunities

Webster University offers full-term study abroad programs in fourteen international locations around the world, including, as well as short-term faculty-led programs in a variety of destinations. For more information about non-US study abroad destinations, please turn to our global study abroad website. For information on studying abroad at our campus in St. Louis, click here.

To get a glimpse of student life on our global campuses,  visit our Webster Study Abroad Youtube page where students who have already gone abroad describe their experience and offer tips on how to maximize yours!

Study Abroad Students

A study abroad student is a current Webster student who moves from their Webster home campus in one country to pursue their studies at another Webster campus in another country (e.g. Vienna, Austria to St. Louis, United States, or Geneva, Switzerland to Thailand etc.) and plans to return to their home campus thereafter. Undergraduate students can remain as study abroad students for 5-eight week terms (or one academic year); graduate students for two consecutive terms.

Study abroad students pay the tuition rate for the home campus where they began their studies.

Students can study abroad throughout the year during Fall 1, Fall 2, Spring 1, Spring 2 or Summer terms.

Site Transfer Students

A site transfer student is a Webster student who relocates from one Webster campus to another to complete their studies. This includes: 

  • A student who began studying at a physical campus location who now applies to study only online
  • Any student who initially began as a study abroad student and now decides to remain at the study abroad campus to complete their studies 
  • As of Spring 2019, study abroad students who decide to site transfer will need to return to their home campus first. During that time, they can apply to site transfer and complete the appropriate new visa paperwork.

Site transfer students pay the local tuition rate at the new campus they have relocated to for traditional classroom courses. Online students are always subject to the online rate.  

Please use this site transfer form and consult the Student Resource Center ( for any further information and assistance.

Site transfer students can ONLY transfer in Fall 1, Spring 1 or Summer terms. They are NOT permitted to transfer in Spring 2 or Fall 2 terms. Students who wish to site transfer need to meet the eligibility requirements. Any outstanding financial balance has to be paid before the site transfer deadlines. For more information about requirements and deadlines, please see here.

How to Apply

If you are interested in studying abroad at any of our Webster campuses, please meet with your advisor and complete the online application form.

NB: Webster Vienna Private University students seeking the dual accredited degree for Austria should turn to their advisor to ensure all requirements are met before going abroad. Requirements are stated in the agreement students signed at the time of acceptance to WVPU and will apply regardless.

Webster World Travel Program

If you have studied successfully at Webster University for one term, i.e. successfully completed a minimum of 15 credit hours at the undergraduate level or a minimum of 9 credit hours at the graduate level, you also qualify for one free round-trip coach-class ticket from your home campus to another eligible Webster international site through the Webster World Traveler Program (WWTP).

For students who are enrolled at a European campus, eligible travel includes Webster campuses and international partners in the United States, Thailand, Africa, Mexico, Japan or China (NOTA BENE: not all programs are available at all campuses).

The purpose of this award is to provide roundtrip airfares to degree-seeking students at Webster University wishing to study abroad and return to their home campus to complete their degrees. This award is not applicable to students wishing to apply for a permanent transfer i.e. site transfer (stay at another campus permanently). If you decide to site-transfer while abroad, you will be responsible for reimbursing Webster the cost of the airline ticket. The travel dates are arranged by Webster University based on arrival/departure dates issued by receiving campuses.

If you qualify for a free ticket through the Webster World Travel Program (WWTP) please apply online after consulting the Student Resource Center (


To be eligible to participate in study abroad, students must meet the following criteria:

Undergraduate Students

At the time of participation, undergraduate applicants must have met the following criteria:

  • Be degree-seeking students
  • Have earned 15 Semester Credit Hours at Webster University.
  • Be in good academic standing (i.e. has 2.0 GPA and not on academic warning or probation). As of Spring 2019 GPA must be 2.5 or above.
  • Be in good social standing (not on disciplinary probation or suspension)
  • Be in good financial standing (no balance owed to the current campus)
  • Have met English language proficiency requirements

Graduate Students

At the time of participation, graduate applicants must have met the following criteria:

  • Be degree-seeking students
  • Have earned 9 Semester Credit Hours at Webster University.
  • Be in good academic standing (3.0 GPA and not on academic warning or probation)
  • Be in good social standing (not on disciplinary probation or suspension)
  • Be in good financial standing (no balance owed to the current campus)
  • Have met English language proficiency requirements

Application Deadlines

Students are advised to submit their application for study abroad or site transfer to their campus representatives well ahead of the following deadlines to ensure maximum consideration.

As of Spring 2019, students will only be able to request 1 study abroad extension.

Application deadlines will follow the standard Office of Study Abroad deadline calendar found here