• General Information

    Full Name of University:

    Oklahoma State University 

    Number of Utrecht Network semesters you can accept during 2018/19 (not students):

    20 (negotiable)

    General University Website:

    http://www.okstate.edu

    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:

    https://abroad.okstate.edu/incoming

    Contact person for incoming and outgoing students:

    Incoming: Position Vacant. For now, Director Jeff Simpson

    Interim Incoming Student Exchange Coordinator

    Oklahoma State University Study Abroad/NSE Office

    242 Student Union

    Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078

    Phone: 405-744-8569

    Fax: 405-744-5667

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    http://abroad.okstate.edu


    Outgoing: Marissa Hernandez

    Student Exchange Coordinator

    Oklahoma State University Study Abroad/NSE Office

    242 Student Union

    Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078

    Phone: 405-744-2810

    Fax: 405-744-5667

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    http://abroad.okstate.edu

    Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”

    http://abroadprograms.okstate.edu/?go=REI.  NOTE: students will be given specific login information once they are nominated

    Materials to Submit Online:                                       

    1. Application form

    2. Language evaluation or TOEFL score

    3. Official Transcript of Grades

    4. Copy of Passport

    5. Financial Guarantee

    6. Bank Statement

    Emailed documents will not be accepted. Application documents received after the deadline date will NOT be processed.

    How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduate versus graduates?

    N/A

    Other important notes

    N/A

    Last updated

    December  2018

  • Academics

    Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    Aerospace Administration and Operations (limited)

    Agribusiness (BSAG)

    Agricultural Economics (BSAG)

    Agricultural Education

    Agricultural Leadership 

    American Studies (BA)

    Animal Science

    Architectural Engineering (limited)

    Architecture (BAR) (limited)

    Art

    Biochemistry (BS)

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BSAG)

    Biological Science (BS)  

    Biosystems Engineering

    Botany (BS)

    Chemical Engineering (BSCH)

    Chemistry

    Civil Engineering (BSCV)

    Communication Sciences and Disorders (BS)

    Computer Engineering (BSCP)

    Construction Management Technology

    Design, Housing and Merchandising

    Economics

    Economics (BSBA)

    Electrical Engineering (BSEE)

    Electrical Engineering Technology (BSET)

    Elementary Education (BS)

    English (BA)

    Entomology

    Entrepreneurship (BSBA)

    Environmental Science

    Finance

    Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology(BSET)

    Food Science

    French (BA)

    General Business (BSBA)

    Geography (BA) (BS)

    Geology (BS)  

    Geospatial Information Science (BS) 

    German (BA)

    Health Education and Promotion

    History (BA)

    Horticulture

    Hotel and Restaurant Administration (BSHS)

    Human Development and Family Science

    Industrial Engineering and Management (BSIE)

    International Business (BSBA)

    Landscape Architecture (BLA)

    Landscape Management (BSAG)

    Liberal Studies (BA) (BS)

    Management (BSBA)

    Management Information Systems (BSBA)

    Marketing (BSBA)

    Mathematics (BA)(BS)

    Mechanical Engineering Technology (BSET)

    Microbiology, Cell and Molecular Biology (BS)  

    Music (BA)

    Multimedia Journalism (limited)

    Natural Resource Ecology and Management

    Nutritional Sciences

    Philosophy (BA)

    Physical Education

    Physics (BS)

    Physiology (BS) 

    Plant and Soil Sciences

    Political Science (BA) (BS)

    Psychology (BA) (BS)

    Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation

    Russian Language and Literature (BA)

    Secondary Education

    Sociology (BA) (BS)

    Spanish (BA)

    Sports Media

    Statistics (BS)

    Strategic Communication

    University Studies (BUS)

    Zoology (BS) 

    Are graduate areas open for exchange?

    Yes

    Areas of study open to graduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    Similar to undergraduate

    Can advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?

    Permission may be given for certain graduate classes provided the student has the required pre-requisites. The permission is at the discretion of the teaching faculty.

    Can graduate student take undergraduate level courses?

    Yes

    Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties

    None, but exchange student enrollment in specific majors may be very limited. See below. 

    Areas of study not available to exchange students

    NOT Available:

    o    Accounting (except for introductory course, ACCT 2103 Financial Accounting)

    o    Computer Science

    o    Some master’s level courses

    o    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    o    Theatre

    o    School of Veterinary Medicine courses

    o    Agricultural Communications

    LIMITED Availability:

    o    Architecture (very selective! Students must submit a portfolio of their work and a complete transcript translated into English with course descriptions; TOEFL is preferred for Architecture exchange students rather than just English Language Evaluation)

    o    Studio Art

    o    Communications (Mass Communications, Multimedia Journalism, and Strategic Communications)

    o    Education

    o    Engineering (very limited except civil and industrial engineering)

    o    Finance

    o    Music (except for Intro to Music and non-audition ensembles, such as University Singers choir)

     

    Exchange students are allowed to take Extension and Outreach courses (including online courses except for courses in section 500), but must pay international tuition, fees, and technology fees for the particular course. Students who study on J-1 visas are only allowed to take ONE of these courses.

    Websites for course offerings

    Course Catalog: http://registrar.okstate.edu/Course-Descriptions
    This is the complete course list, but most are not offered every semester. Courses with a 5--- or 6--- level designation are Graduate level courses and are generally unavailable to exchange students.

    Courses offered during specific semester can be found here: https://ssb.okstate.edu/

    Click on “Class Schedule” and select appropriate term.

    Detailed instructions are provided through online application system after acceptance.

    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    For both undergraduate & graduate

    Minimum required: 

    12 credit hours for undergraduate level classes.
    9 credit hours for graduate level classes.

    Maximum allowed:

    15 undergraduate credit hours 9 graduate credit hours

    Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?

    If so, please provide summer school website.

    No

    Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?

    Students will be able to enroll in some classes when they are admitted. Their enrollment will be finalized upon arrival to OSU.

    Language Requirements

    Undergraduate exchange students are not required to submit a TOEFL score if they have a letter from their coordinator or from an English language instructor verifying their level of English language fluency is adequate to successfully complete courses in English. The score should be at least:

    Official TOEFL Examination – internet based score of 61 or higher OR Computer-based score of 173 or higher OR Paper-based score of 500 or higher OR Official IELTS Examination, Score ≥ 6.0
    Graduate students MUST SUBMIT a TOEFL or IELTS score during the application process. The score should be at least:

    Official TOEFL Examination of 79 or higher OR Computer-based score of 213 or higher OR Paper-based score of 550 or higher OR Official IELTS Examination, Score ≥ 6.5. These examinations must have been taken within two years of the date of application.

    Language test certificate required?

    If so, which and when: before admission or upon arrival?

    TOEFL score report preferred for undergraduate courses, but English Language Proficiency evaluation form will suffice. TOEFL OR IELTS Certificate required for graduate level courses

    Preparatory language course for incoming students?

    Indicate dates and costs

    Yes. Details, dates, and costs are available at https://eli.okstate.edu/costshttps://eli.okstate.edu/costs

    Are there any special advising or registrations concerns that students should be aware of? Are services available to assist in registration or course selection?

    Enrollment in classes is not guaranteed. Enrollment may not be finalized until arrival on campus.

    Additional Notes

    N/A

    Last Updated

    December 2018

  • Dates

    Host Application deadline for each term

    30 April for Fall 
    30 September for Spring

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    Fall Semester: 20 August 2018 - 14 December 2018 (TBC)

    Spring Semester: 14 January to May 10, 2019 (TBC)

    Examination period(s)

    10-14 December , 2018, 6-10 May , 2019* tentative

    If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early?

    (i.e. semester ends in December and exams are late January).

    No. Rescheduling of exams is not possible. No exceptions.

    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

    Students are required to arrive the week before classes begin to move into housing and attend international student orientation. The only expense is for meals and accommodation before their housing contract begins. Specific information will be provided upon acceptance.

    Course registration deadline

    By the first day of classes. Seats are taken first-come, first serve, so the sooner, the better. 

    Last updated

    December 2018

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per Semester in US Dollars

    (broken down below)

    Total for One Semester $7,500 and for Two Semesters $15,00

    Housing and Meals

    One Semester: $4,470 Two Semesters: $8,940

    Books

    $635 for one semester (varies greatly by course)

    Local Transportation

    N/A

    Health Insurance

    One Semester: $684 Two Semesters: $1,368 (usually lower)

    Other

    (please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

    Mandatory International Student Fee: One Semester $60 Two Semesters :$120 plus personal expenses

    Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?

    If not, please include fees in “other” field above.

    Comparable health insurance is NOT allowed. Health insurance is required for all incoming international students. The cost will be billed upon arrival to OSU. Costs are approximately $800 for one semester and $1,422 for two semesters. Costs are subject to change.

    For more details, see here: http://iss.okstate.edu/insurance

    Additional Notes

    N/A

    Last Updated

    December 2018

  • Housing and Student Life

    Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?

    Yes, on-campus housing is guaranteed on a first-come first-served basis. We have negotiated a specialized hall “Global Scholars House” (GSH) where we will give priority placement to our incoming exchange students. It is a traditional dormitory with a remodeled common kitchen space where half of the residents on the floor will be domestic students and the other half international exchange students. The floors are co-ed, with single gender community bathrooms.

    Global Scholars House (on-campus housing)

    This is a place for U.S. and International students to share a supportive and welcoming community. we have reserved space for our incoming exchange students to get to experience this residency hall.

    * Fall exchange students living on campus should let This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know as soon as possible if they wish to live here since space is more competitive during the fall semesters.                                                                      *Spring exchange students living on campus are expected to live in the Global Scholars House since space will be available                                                                                                                                                                           

    GHS is located in Iba Hall and is considered a Traditional Dormitory. Rooms are double occupancy (same gender), and are fully furnished. Floors are co-ed and have same gender shared bathrooms, there is a common newly redone kitchen, lounges, and FREE on-site laundry facility

    Cost

    Student Housing is charged to student’s OSU finance account once the semester has begun. Iba Hall is one of the most affordable residency halls! Please see: https://reslife.okstate.edu/housing/rates

    For Off-campus options go here: http://www.osuoffcampus.org/ocsa/ .  Be aware that leasing contracts have different length requirements and we cannot assist with any arrangements

    What kinds of health facilities are available at the university?

    The university offers a comprehensive clinic on campus that includes an Allergy Clinic, Laboratory Services, X-Rays, Outpatient Medical Services, a Women’s Clinic, Pharmacy, and more. More information available here: http://uhs.okstate.edu

    Are internships available?

    Yes, only if it is degree requirement and if your home institution issues a letter verifying that requirement. Internships must be arranged independently and are subject to approval form our International Students and Scholars office.

    Are student jobs available/allowed?

    Yes, students can work up to 20 hours/week on campus. 

    Additional Notes

    N/A

    Last Updated

    December 2018

  • Promotional Materials

    Please add links to promotional materials below

    Please keep in mind that these resources are here for partners to use to promote exchanges; this is not itself a promotional website. As such, please simply link to your promotional materials and refrain from embedding video or images on this page.

    University Video: https://ostate.tv/?play=Zf6yVvfUUPLpCtI5a03JDVGYctDM7Vhb

    University Image Library: https://statemagazine.okstate.edu/

    University or Departmental Brochures:

    Last Updated

    December 2018

  • General Information

    Full Name of University:

    Texas Tech University

    Number of Utrecht Network semesters you can accept during 2018/19 (not students):

    ??

    (2017/18: 3)

    General University Website:

    http://www.ttu.edu/

    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:

    http://www.depts.ttu.edu/international/studyabroad/

    Contact person for incoming and outgoing students:

    Bethany Kuwitzky
    Senior Study Abroad Counselor  
    Incoming Exchange Student Coordinator
    601 Indiana Avenue  |  Box 45004 |  Lubbock, TX 79409-5004
    Phone  806-834-5204  |  Fax 806-742-1286 
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”

    https://ttu-sa.terradotta.com/

    How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduate versus graduates?

    No difference. 

    Other important notes

    N/A

    Last updated

    11/18/14

  • Academics

    Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
    Agribusiness, 
    Agricultural and Applied Economics,
    Agricultural Communications,
    Agricultural Education,
    Agriculture, 
    Animal Science, 
    Fisheries Science^, 
    Food Science, 
    Horticulture, 
    Landscape Architecture, 
    Plant and Soil Science, 
    Plant Protection, 
    Range Science,
    Soil Science, 
    Wildlife, Aquatic and Wildlands Science and Management, 
    Wildlife Science
    Architecture
    Architecture,
    Arts and Sciences
    Anthropology, 
    Atmospheric Science, 
    Biology, 
    Chemistry, 
    Communication Studies, 
    Economics, 
    English, 
    Environmental Toxicology, 
    Exercise and Sport Sciences, 
    Forensic Science, 
    Geography, 
    Geosciences,
    History, 
    Languages and Cultures, 
    Mathematics, 
    Microbiology, 
    Philosophy,
    Physics, 
    Physics–Applied Physics, 
    Political Science,
    Professional Science Master's, 
    Psychology, 
    Psychology–Clinical Psychology, 
    Psychology–Counseling Psychology,
    Psychology–General Experimental Psychology, 
    Public Administration, 
    Romance Languages (French or Spanish), 
    Sociology, 
    Statistics, 
    Technical Communication, 
    Technical Communication and Rhetoric, 
    Zoology, 

    Business
    Accounting, 
    Business Administration, 
    General Business, 
    International Business, 
    Management Information Systems, 

    Education
    Bilingual Education, 
    Counselor Education, 
    Curriculum and Instruction, 
    Educational Leadership, 
    Educational Psychology, 
    Elementary Education, 
    Higher Education, 
    Higher Education–Higher Education Research, 
    Instructional Technology, 
    Language Literacy Education, 
    Multidisciplinary Science, 
    Secondary Education, 
    Special Education,  

    Engineering
    Bioengineering, 
    Chemical Engineering, 
    Civil Engineering, 
    Computer Science, 
    Electrical Engineering, 
    Engineering, 
    Environmental Engineering, 
    Industrial Engineering, 
    Mechanical Engineering, 
    Petroleum Engineering, 
    Software Engineering, 
    Systems and Engineering Management, 
    Human Sciences
    Environmental Design, 
    Family and Consumer Sciences Education, 
    Hospitality Administration,
    Hospitality and Retail Management,
    Human Development and Family Studies, 
    Interior and Environmental Design, 
    Marriage and Family Therapy, 
    Nutritional Sciences, 
    Personal Financial Planning, 

    Media and Communication
    Mass Communications, 
    Visual and Performing Arts
    Art, 
    Arts Education, 
    Art History, 
    Music, M.M., D.M.A.
    Music Education, 
    Theatre Arts,

    Interdisciplinary Programs Offered by the Graduate School
    Arid Land Studies, 
    Biotechnology, 
    Interdisciplinary Studies, 
    Museum Science, 

    Some courses may have limited space. 
    * Students who are looking to study in the Rawls College of Business must meet all requirements including the 3.0 GPA requirement.

    Are graduate areas open for exchange?

    Yes

    Areas of study open to graduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
    Agribusiness, 
    Agricultural and Applied Economics,
    Agricultural Communications,
    Agricultural Education,
    Agriculture, 
    Animal Science, 
    Fisheries Science^, 
    Food Science, 
    Horticulture, 
    Landscape Architecture, 
    Plant and Soil Science, 
    Plant Protection, 
    Range Science,
    Soil Science, 
    Wildlife, Aquatic and Wildlands Science and Management, 
    Wildlife Science
    Architecture
    Architecture,
    Arts and Sciences
    Anthropology, 
    Atmospheric Science, 
    Biology, 
    Chemistry, 
    Communication Studies, 
    Economics, 
    English, 
    Environmental Toxicology, 
    Exercise and Sport Sciences, 
    Forensic Science, 
    Geography, 
    Geosciences,
    History, 
    Languages and Cultures, 
    Mathematics, 
    Microbiology, 
    Philosophy,
    Physics, 
    Physics–Applied Physics, 
    Political Science,
    Professional Science Master's, 
    Psychology, 
    Psychology–Clinical Psychology, 
    Psychology–Counseling Psychology,
    Psychology–General Experimental Psychology, 
    Public Administration, 
    Romance Languages (French or Spanish), 
    Sociology, 
    Statistics, 
    Technical Communication, 
    Technical Communication and Rhetoric, 
    Zoology, 

    Business
    Accounting, 
    Business Administration, 
    General Business, 
    International Business, 
    Management Information Systems, 

    Education
    Bilingual Education, 
    Counselor Education, 
    Curriculum and Instruction, 
    Educational Leadership, 
    Educational Psychology, 
    Elementary Education, 
    Higher Education, 
    Higher Education–Higher Education Research, 
    Instructional Technology, 
    Language Literacy Education, 
    Multidisciplinary Science, 
    Secondary Education, 
    Special Education,  

    Engineering
    Bioengineering, 
    Chemical Engineering, 
    Civil Engineering, 
    Computer Science, 
    Electrical Engineering, 
    Engineering, 
    Environmental Engineering, 
    Industrial Engineering, 
    Mechanical Engineering, 
    Petroleum Engineering, 
    Software Engineering, 
    Systems and Engineering Management, 
    Human Sciences
    Environmental Design, 
    Family and Consumer Sciences Education, 
    Hospitality Administration,
    Hospitality and Retail Management,
    Human Development and Family Studies, 
    Interior and Environmental Design, 
    Marriage and Family Therapy, 
    Nutritional Sciences, 
    Personal Financial Planning, 

    Media and Communication
    Mass Communications, 
    Visual and Performing Arts
    Art, 
    Arts Education, 
    Art History, 
    Music, M.M., D.M.A.
    Music Education, 
    Theatre Arts,

    Interdisciplinary Programs Offered by the Graduate School
    Arid Land Studies, 
    Biotechnology, 
    Interdisciplinary Studies, 
    Museum Science, 

    Some courses may have limited space. 
    * Students who are looking to study in the Rawls College of Business must meet all requirements including the 3.0 GPA requirement.

    Can advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?

    Yes, only if the department approves the student.  Not guaranteed.

    Can graduate student take undergraduate level courses?

    No

    Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties

    Health Science Center

    Areas of study not available to exchange students

    name, title, full address, phone, fax, email:

    Health Science Center

    Websites for course offerings

    https://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/class_schedule/
    Please choose class schedule and the term. 

    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    For both undergraduate & graduate

    12 hour minimum and 15 hour maximum for undergraduate students
    9 hour minimum and maximum for graduate students

    Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?

    If so, please provide summer school website.

    No

    Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?

    In Advance

    Language Requirements

    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language; www.toefl.org) - The minimum TOEFL score required is 550 (paper-based version) or 79 (internet-based version). The TOEFL score must be received directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS); Texas Tech University's institutional code is 6827. TOEFL scores are valid for only two years. 
    IELTS International English Language Testing Service; www.ielts.org) - The minimum IELTS required score is an overall band score of 6.5 on the Academic version; IELTS General Training results are not acceptable. There is no IELTS institution code for Texas Tech University. IELTS scores are valid for only two years. 
    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic; www.pearsonpte.com/pteacademic) - The minimum required PTE Academic score is 60. PTE General and PTE Young Learners results are not acceptable. There is no PTE Academic institution code for Texas Tech University. PTE Academic scores are valid for only two years. 
    Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (Cambridge CPE; http://www.cambridgeesol.org/exams/general-english/cpe.html) - The minimum required Cambridge CPE grade is C. There is no institutional code for the Cambridge CPE. The Cambridge CPE is valid for life. 
    Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (Cambridge CAE; http://www.cambridgeesol.org/exams/general-english/cae.html) - The minimum required Cambridge CAE grade is B. There is no institutional code for the Cambridge CAE. The Cambridge CAE is valid for life.
    A statement from your university (on letter heard) verifying your language capabilities in English are sufficient enough to attend courses in English.

    Language test certificate required?

    If so, which and when: before admission or upon arrival?

    If test has been taken, please submit scores before arrival.

    Preparatory language course for incoming students?

    Indicate dates and costs

    http://www.els.edu/en/EnglishPrograms
    All cost associated with ELS will be incurred by the student.

    Are there any special advising or registrations concerns that students should be aware of? Are services available to assist in registration or course selection?

    Exchange Coordinator will help with registration.  Students should be sure they meet all prerequisites.

    Additional Notes

    N/A

    Last updated

    11/18/14

  • Dates

    Host Application deadline for each term

    April 15th for Fall 
    September 15th for Spring

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    Fall August 25 - December 10
    Spring January 14 - May 12

    Examination period(s)

    Fall
    Final Exams: December 5 - 10
    Spring
    Final Exams: May 7 - 12

    If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early?

    (i.e. semester ends in December and exams are late January).

    No

    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

    January 13th-14th
    August 20th-22nd
    *Dates may change

    Course registration deadline

    Third class day

    Last updated

    11/18/14

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in US Dollars

    (broken down below)

    Housing

    $2628-$3396

    Meals

    $2945-$3895 plus $900 dining operations cost

    Books

    $800

    Local Transportation

    $50/week  free with TTU ID

    Health Insurance

    TTU Academic Health Plan, optional $799/semester

    Other

    (please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

    N/A

    Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?

    Yes  It must meet the J-1 insurance requirements.

    Additional Notes

    N/A

    Last Updated

    11/18/14

  • Housing and Student Life

    Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?

    Yes

    Housing options

    On campus
    Off campus housing assistance is not available.

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

    Exchange Coordinator
    http://housing.ttu.edu/

    Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate?

    Please list housing application deadline.

    The housing application is available in the exchange application.  Application should be submitted as soon as possible.

    What kinds of health facilities are available at the university?

    http://www.ttuhsc.edu/studenthealth/

    Are internships available?

    No

    Are student jobs available/allowed?

    Yes  J-1 students are allowed jobs on campus only and must be related to the student's field of study.

    Additional Notes

    N/A

    Last Updated

    11/18/14

  • Promotional Materials

    Please add links to promotional materials below

    Please keep in mind that these resources are here for partners to use to promote exchanges; this is not itself a promotional website. As such, please simply link to your promotional materials and refrain from embedding video or images on this page.

    University Video:

    University Image Library:

    University or Departmental Brochures:

    Last Updated

    23 May 2017

  • General Information

    Full Name of University:

    Texas State University 

    Number of Utrecht Network semesters you can accept during 2018/19 (not students):

    ??

    (2017/18: 12)

    General University Website:

    http://www.txstate.edu/

    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:

    http://www.studyabroad.txstate.edu/ (Study Abroad Office)

    Contact person for incoming and outgoing students:

    Oleksandra Sehin, PhD
    Coordinator, International Affairs & Study Abroad Office
    Thornton International House 
    601 University Dr. 
    San Marcos, TX 78666-4616 
    Telephone: 512.245.9660
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    http://www.studyabroad.txstate.edu/About/staff.html

    Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”

    On-line application as well as Pr-Acceptance and Post-Acceptance Steps can be fount at http://www.studyabroad.txstate.edu/VISITING-INTERNATIONAL-STUDENTS.html

    How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduate versus graduates?

    Final admission decisions are made by the Dean of the Graduate College. For most programs, an admission decision will follow within three to four weeks from the time all application materials have been received. The number of applicants for a particular program influences the response time for decisions. After an application decision has been made, the applicant will receive an email notification from the Office of the Graduate College. 

    NOTE: The Graduate College requirements are very specific and may take longer to gather (e.g. notarized and translated documents).

    http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/Prospect_Students/Pgms_Apps.html

    Other important notes

    N/A

    Last updated

    01/2017

  • Dates

    Host Application deadline for each term

    Application deadline for Spring semester ( January - May) –  October 1st

    Application deadline for Fall  semester (August - December) - March 21st

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    Fall 2017:
    First day of class and last day of final exams: August 28th - December 15th

    Spring 2018: 
    First day of class and last day of final exams: January 16th - May 14th

    http://www.registrar.txstate.edu/persistent-links/academic-calendar.html

    Examination period(s)

    Fall 2017: December 8th – 15th

    Spring 2018: May 8th – 14th

    If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early?

    (i.e. semester ends in December and exams are late January).

    Exams starts just after the last day of classes

    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

    After arrival, exchange students have to attend the Welcome Meeting sponsored by the SAO and International Student Resource Fair Student Orientation sponsored by the International Office at Texas State.

    Dates:

    Fall 2017:  Mid-August (Usually one week before school starts). This information will be posted on the SAO website and students will be notified by email as well.

    Spring 2018: Early January (Usually one week before school starts). This information will be posted on the SAO website and students will be notified by email as well.

    Course registration deadline

    Spring semester : Late registration begins January 5th and ends January 15th 

    Fall semester: Late registration begins August 11th and ends August 24th

    For a complete list and exact deadlines visit the Texas State Academic calendar: 

    http://www.registrar.txstate.edu/persistent-links/academic-calendar.html

    Last updated

    01/2017

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in US Dollars

    (broken down below)

    Housing

    $2,500 - $4,500 per semester depending on the selected accommodation

    Meals

    A) For students living on-campus and with a meal plan, expect to spend approximately $1,300 per semester, $250 per month. 
    B) For students without a meal plan, expect to spend $500 approximately each month.

    https://new.dineoncampus.com/txstate

    Books

    $600 per semester

    Local Transportation

    There are two bus systems available: The Bobcat Trams which has routes around campus and to various parts of San Marcos, and the CARTS city bus system of San Marcos. Both are free for students with their student ID cards.

    http://www.international.txstate.edu/current/transportation0.html

    http://www.shuttle.txstate.edu/

    http://www.ridecarts.com/services/municipal/san-marcos

    Health Insurance

    Texas State University has a health insurance requirement for international students that must be met each semester. All international students on non-immigrant visas are required by university policy to have health insurance coverage while enrolled in classes at Texas State.

    Exchange students are required to purchased the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health insurance plan endorsed by the university. There is no option to submit a waiver for the exchange students.

    $700 approximately each semester

    http://www.international.txstate.edu/current/Health-insurance-.html

    Other

    (please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

    Exchange students are required to pay an International Operations Fee of $60 each semester.

    Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?

    If not, please include fees in “other” field above.

    Exchange students can use their home country health insurance only as an additional form of coverage but they are still required to purchase the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance Plan endorsed by the Texas State University.

    http://www.international.txstate.edu/current/Health-insurance-.html

    Additional Notes

    N/A

    Last Updated

    01/2017

  • Housing and Student Life

    Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?

    Yes. Students can choose from on-campus (dorms) or off-campus accommodations. The Study Abroad Office assists with the on-campus accommodations and

    If students are interested to live on campus, they have to select three residential hall preferences and complete Housing Preference Form section on their Incoming Exchange Application form. However, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantees a room in one of the selected accommodations. To view all  housing options and rates, please visit http://www.reslife.txstate.edu/livingoptions/options/chart.html

    Students can also arrange their own accommodation off-campus.  

    Housing options

    Students can live in university apartments or dorms with private or shared rooms.  Students can also arrange their own accommodation off-campus. 

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

    Contact person for on-campus accommodation: 

    Gabriele Rios-Fraticelli

    Coordinator, Housing Contracts and Assignments

    Housing and Residential Life

    Texas State University

    Phone: 512-245-2930

    Fax: 512-245-7619

    www.reslife.txstate.edu 

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    http://www.reslife.txstate.edu/

    Contact person for off-campus accommodation:

    Margaret A. Yackel

    Coordinator, Housing and Residential Life

    Phone: 512.245.5595

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    http://www.reslife.txstate.edu/OffCampusLiving.html

    Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate?

    Please list housing application deadline.

    Students apply for on-campus housing with their regular application.

    Students will be informed about housing application dates once they have been admitted by Texas State University.  

    What kinds of health facilities are available at the university?

    Students who need medical assistance can visit the Student Health Center on campus.  
    http://www.healthcenter.txstate.edu/

    Are internships available?

    No

    Are student jobs available/allowed?

    Yes. Student jobs are available on-campus only. Students are allowed to work up to twenty hours per week.

    The best way to find an on-campus job is to go to the Career Services website. The exchange students cannot apply for Work-Study positions because those are for U.S. citizens who have been granted financial aid, but they may apply for Regular Wage jobs.

    Additional Notes

    Meningitis vaccine: Texas House Bill 4189 requires that any incoming new student who lives on campus must either receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet certain criteria for declining such a vaccination before they can live on campus. Students will not receive a housing assignment until the Department of Housing and Residential Life receive one of the required documentation. Student will also need the vaccination to be able to register for classes. Priority date for assignment will be the date that all documentation has been received. For more information, visit the Texas State Health Center website:

    http://www.healthcenter.txstate.edu/meningitis.html

    Texas State University is located in San Marcos, Texas, a fast-growing city between Austin and San Antonio. For more information about the City of San Marcos, please visit its website: http://www.ci.san-marcos.tx.us/  

    Last Updated

    01/2017

  • Promotional Materials

    Please add links to promotional materials below

    Please keep in mind that these resources are here for partners to use to promote exchanges; this is not itself a promotional website. As such, please simply link to your promotional materials and refrain from embedding video or images on this page.

    University Video:

    University Image Library:

    University or Departmental Brochures:

    Last Updated

    23 May 2017

  • General Information

    Full Name of University:

    Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Number of Utrecht Network semesters you can accept during 2018/19 (not students):

    ??

    (2017/18: 2)

    General University Website:

    http://www.siu.edu

    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:

    Center for International Education
    http://www.cie.siu.edu

    Study Abroad Programs
    http://cie.siu.edu/sa/index.html

    Contact person for incoming and outgoing students:

    Cheryl Barnett
    Associate Director, Study Abroad

    Study Abroad Programs
    Mail Code 4333
    Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    Carbondale, IL 62901
    U.S.A.

    Tel: 618-453-7670
    Fax: 618-453-3085
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    General email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”

    Paper only.

    How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduate versus graduates?

    Paper Only goes through coordinator.

    Other important notes

    N/A

    Last updated

    2/9/2017

  • Academics

    Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    Agriculture, Business, Education and Human Services, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Mass Communication and Media Arts

    Are graduate areas open for exchange?

    No

    Areas of study open to graduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    None.

    Can advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?

    No

    Can graduate student take undergraduate level courses?

    N/A

    Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties

    N/A

    Areas of study not available to exchange students

    School of Law, School of Medicine and other fields noted in the section on fields open to undergraduate students. 

    Websites for course offerings

    http://registrar.siu.edu/schedclass/index.html

    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    For both undergraduate & graduate

    Undergraduate: 12 to 15 US semester credits.

    Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?

    If so, please provide summer school website.

    No

    Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?

    It depends on the department, but it's best to reach out to academic advisor to register before arrival.

    Language Requirements

    Undergraduate TOEFL: 61 on the IBT  or 5.5 IELTS, letter from student's Institution attesting to English proficiency.

    Language test certificate required?

    If so, which and when: before admission or upon arrival?

    Undergraduates must have a TOEFL, comparable English test or certification from the home university or language school.

    Preparatory language course for incoming students?

    Indicate dates and costs

    None.

    Are there any special advising or registrations concerns that students should be aware of? Are services available to assist in registration or course selection?

    Detailed information on how to set up a network ID and register for classes is available in the Welcome Packet.

    Additional Notes

    N/A

    Last updated

    2/2/2017

  • Dates

    Host Application deadline for each term

    April 1 for Fall 
    November 1 for Spring

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    Fall Semester 2017

    Monday, August 21, 2017 – Friday, December 15, 2017

    Spring Semester 2018

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018 – Friday, May 12, 2018

    Examination period(s)

    Fall Semester 2017 Final Exams

    Monday, December 11, 2017 – Friday, December 15, 2017

    Spring Semester 2018 Final Exams

    Monday, May 7, 2018 – Friday, May 11, 2018

    If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early?

    (i.e. semester ends in December and exams are late January).

    N/A

    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

    Mandatory orientations will start one week before the start of classes. There is no cost for the orientation program. Details are provided in the welcome packet.

    Course registration deadline

    Students may register for classes before arrival up to the first week of classes.

    Last updated

    2/3/2017

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in US Dollars

    (broken down below)

    Housing

    The projected cost for housing and meals per semester is $5,093.

    Meals

    The above includes the Saluki Anytime plan with unlimited meal service.

    Books

    Estimated at $550 per semester.

    Health Insurance

    Students must pay student health insurance fee which is $625 per semester and billed to the student.

    Other

    (please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

    Campus fees of approximately $1,565 per semester including bus system, Health Center, Recreation Center, admission to athletic events and other services will be included in the exchange.

    Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?

    If not, please include fees in “other” field above.

    Yes, but the student must apply to have campus insurance fee refunded once the plan is determined to be comparable within the first 30 days of the semester.

    Additional Notes

    N/A

    Last Updated

    2/14/2017

  • Housing and Student Life

    Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?

    On-Campus Housing is available to incoming exchange students, it is guaranteed, students can apply online, the $150 deposit can be waived.

    Housing options

    We will make reservations with University Housing for a shared residence hall room. Limited housing assistance is available for those considering off-campus.

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

    http://www.housing.siu.edu. Applications should be submitted initially to the exchange contact.

    Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate?

    None.

    What kinds of health facilities are available at the university?

    Comprehensive health Center, http://shc.siu.edu including low cost prescriptions and eye care

    Are internships available?

    Yes, but not usually for semester only students. On a case by case basis

    Are student jobs available/allowed?

    Yes although we do not recommend this is a student’s first semester.

    Additional Notes

    N/A

    Last Updated

    2/3/2017

  • Promotional Materials

    Please add links to promotional materials below

    Please keep in mind that these resources are here for partners to use to promote exchanges; this is not itself a promotional website. As such, please simply link to your promotional materials and refrain from embedding video or images on this page.

    University Video:

    University Image Library:

    University or Departmental Brochures:

    Last Updated

    23 May 2017