For high school students who have yet to apply to college:

  • Review the list of Flagship universities, then, take a look at their Flagship program and academic programs in which you are interested, to help you decide which university suits your needs.
  • Contact the Flagship program you selected, informing them of your interest. Many of the institutions have pre-Freshman year programs that can give you a jump-start in your studies.
  • Check the college admissions’ and Flagship program’s deadlines and submit an application to both the university and the Flagship program of your choice. (Although you must enroll or be enrolled in a Flagship U.S. institution to be eligible for participation in a Flagship program, you can apply to the Flagship program and the university of your choice at the same time.)
  • Once accepted into the university, notify the Flagship program that you have been admitted. They can guide you through your path to the Flagship program.

For students who have already been accepted at or currently attend a Flagship university:

  • Contact the Flagship program at the university in which you are currently enrolled and apply directly to the Overseas Program. You must enroll in or be enrolled in a Flagship U.S. institution to be eligible for participation in a Flagship program. Check your home institution's Flagship page for more information on how to apply.

Other eligibility and application requirements vary across Flagship programs.

For students who are currently enrolled in the Flagship program and wish to study abroad in China:

The Flagship program in Beijing only has one application round for the academic year starting in the fall. The application deadline for the Fall 2016-Spring 2017 academic year has already ended. The application for the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 academic year will be live in October 2016. Please contact your flagship coordinator for more information.

The Flagship program in Nanjing has two application rounds, as students may begin their academic year either in the Fall or Spring. For more information, please visit the Nanjing website.