• General Information

    Full Name of University:

    Texas Tech University

    Number of Utrecht Network semesters you can accept during 2017/18 (not students):

    N/A

    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 2017/18 (not students):

    12 semesters

    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 2017/18 (not students):

    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?

    NA

    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).

    Not applicable

    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

  • General Information

    Full Name of University:

    University of Kansas

    Number of Utrecht Network semesters you can accept during 2017/18 (not students):

    6

    General University Website:

    www.ku.edu

    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:

    www.studyabroad.ku.edu/ExchangeStudents

    Contact person for incoming and outgoing students:

    Contact for Incoming Students:
    Kate Gerken
    Program Coordinator
    Office of Study Abroad
    1410 Jayhawk Blvd., Rm. 108
    Lawrence, KS 66045-7515
    +1-785-864-3742 (tel)
    +1-785-864-5040 (fax)
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    Contact for Outgoing Students:
    Jenna Hunter-Skidmore
    Program Coordinator
    Office of Study Abroad
    1410 Jayhawk Blvd., Rm. 108
    Lawrence, KS 66045-7515
    +1-785-864-3742 (tel)
    +1-785-864-5040 (fax)
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

    http://www.studyabroad.ku.edu/applications (Instructions)
    https://ku.studioabroad.com/?go=IncomingExchange (Application)

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

    The application process for graduate students takes more time, and should be started earlier.  Additionally, graduate students may be required to provide more information regarding their courses in advance.  The link to instructions above provides more details.

    Other important notes

    N/A

    Last updated

    02/08/17

  • Academics

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

    College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (including the School of Arts and School of Public Affairs & Administration):  African & African-American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Applied Behavioral Science, Atmospheric Science, Behavioral Psychology, Biochemistry & Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Botany, Chemistry, Child Language, Classics, Clinical Child Psychology, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, East Asian Languages & Cultures, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Economics, English, Entomology, Environmental Studies, Film & Media Studies, French, Geography, Geology, Germanic Languages & Literatures, Gerontology, Global & International Studies, History, History of Art, Indigenous Studies, Latin American Area Studies, Linguistics, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology, Museum Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Religious Studies, Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies, Slavic Languages & Literatures, Sociology, Spanish,  Theatre, Theatre Design, Visual Art (including Painting, Ceramics, Metalsmithing/Jewelry, Textile Design, Expanded Media, Printmaking, Sculpture), Visual Art Education, and Women, Gender, &  Sexuality Studies; School of Architecture, Design & Planning: Architecture, Architectural Management, Design, Design Management, Interaction Design, and Urban Planning; School of Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Information Systems, Management & Leadership, Marketing, Supply Chain Management; School of Engineering: Aerospace Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering,  Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Information Technology, Interdisciplinary Computing, Engineering Physics, and Mechanical Engineering; School of Journalism & Mass Communications: Journalism, Marketing Communications; School of Music: Accompanying, Band Conducting, Carillon, Choral Conducting, Church Music, Opera, Musicology, Bassoon, Clarinet, Double Bass, Euphonium, Flute, French Horn, Harp, Oboe, Composition, Orchestral Conducting, Theory, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin,  Violoncello, Voice, Music Education, Music Therapy; School of Social Welfare

    School of Education: extremely limited course options available

    Are graduate areas open for exchange?

    Yes

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

    College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (including the School of Arts and School of Public Affairs & Administration):  African & African-American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Applied Behavioral Science, Atmospheric Science, Behavioral Psychology, Biochemistry & Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Botany, Chemistry, Child Language, Classics, Clinical Child Psychology, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, East Asian Languages & Cultures, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Economics, English, Entomology, Environmental Studies, Film & Media Studies, French, Geography, Geology, Germanic Languages & Literatures, Gerontology, Global & International Studies, History, History of Art, Indigenous Studies, Latin American Area Studies, Linguistics, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology, Museum Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Religious Studies, Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies, Slavic Languages & Literatures, Sociology, Spanish,  Theatre, Theatre Design, Visual Art (including Painting, Ceramics, Metalsmithing/Jewelry, Textile Design, Expanded Media, Printmaking, Sculpture), Visual Art Education, and Women, Gender, &  Sexuality Studies; School of Architecture, Design & Planning: Architecture, Architectural Management, Design, Design Management, Interaction Design, and Urban Planning; School of Engineering: Aerospace Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering,  Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Information Technology, Interdisciplinary Computing, Engineering Physics, and Mechanical Engineering; School of Journalism & Mass Communications: Journalism, Marketing Communications; School of Music: Accompanying, Band Conducting, Carillon, Choral Conducting, Church Music, Opera, Musicology, Bassoon, Clarinet, Double Bass, Euphonium, Flute, French Horn, Harp, Oboe, Composition, Orchestral Conducting, Theory, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin,  Violoncello, Voice, Music Education, Music Therapy; School of Social Welfare

    School of Business: limited course options available
    School of Education: extremely limited course options available

    Can advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?

    Yes. Classes numbered 700 and above require departmental approval for all undergraduate students.

    Can graduate student take undergraduate level courses?

    Yes

    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 Medicine
    School of Health Professions
    School of Pharmacy
    School of Nursing
    School of Law
    School of Engineering: Engineering Management 
    *all Edwards Campus courses

    Websites for course offerings

    www.classes.ku.edu

    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    For both undergraduate & graduate

    Undergraduate students must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.  In addition, they are limited to the equivalent of 15 credit hours of undergraduate tuition.

    Graduate students must enroll in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester and a maximum of 12 graduate hours.

    Students can opt to exceed the maximum enrollment amounts, but they will be required to pay for all costs above the amounts covered via the exchange.

    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?

    Upon arrival.  Students are asked for their course requests upon admittance to KU so that enrollment permission can be requested prior to arrival.  Students will meet with an advisor in the Office of Study Abroad to enroll in classes after orientation.  

    Language Requirements

    Upon arrival, all international students will check-in with the Applied English Center (AEC) during orientation. If the students are native speakers of English, hold a degree from a U.S. university, or fulfill the below-mentioned TOEFL or IELTS score, they will receive a waiver after a short interview.
     
    If students have not met the TOEFL or IELTS score minimums listed below, or if they have not taken the TOEFL or IELTS, they will be required to take an English proficiency test upon arrival. Based on the exam results, students may be required to take one or more English courses during their first semester at KU, depending on their language proficiency. If that is the case, students will take another test at the end of the semester in order to determine whether they will be required to take further English classes during the following semester.

    Test Scores Required for English Language Waiver: Paper-Based TOEFL - Minimum score of 57 on each section and score of 4.5 or higher on the essay; Internet-Based TOEFL - Minimum score of 23 on each section; IELTS - Overall band score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6 on each section recommended.

    Language test certificate required?

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

    TOEFL or IELTS required for admission for graduate students only; undergraduate students can be admitted and take the KU AEC test upon arrival

    Preparatory language course for incoming students?

    Indicate dates and costs

    N/A

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

    Students are asked for their course requests upon admittance to KU so that enrollment permission can be requested prior to arrival.  Following orientation, students will meet with an advisor in the Office of Study Abroad for assistance with course enrollment. 

    Additional Notes

    N/A

    Last updated

    02/08/17

  • Dates

    Host Application deadline for each term

    Fall Semester and Academic Year:  March 15
    Spring Semester:  October 15

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    Fall Semester 2017

    Graduate Orientation - July 31 - August 8 (July 31st is anticipated arrival date)

    Undergraduate Orientation - August 7 - August 15 (August 7th is the anticipated arrival date)

    Classes - August 21 - December 7

    Final Exams - December 11 - December 15


    Spring Semester 2018

    Orientation (Graduate & Undergraduate) - January 2 - January 9 (January 2nd is the anticipated arrival date)

    Classes - January 16 - May 3

    Final Exams - May 7 - May 11

    Examination period(s)

    Fall Semester 2017: December 11-15
    Spring Semester 201: May 7-11

    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).

    Each semester ends on a Thursday and the exam period begins the following Monday.  Fall semester exams conclude by mid-December.  Spring semester exams conclude by mid-May.  

    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

    The Office of International Student Services (ISS) offers a week-long orientation for new international students called "You at KU". The orientation usually begins about ten days before the first day of classes (see dates section above for upcoming orientation dates).  The orientation program is conducted by International Student Services (ISS) and includes an introduction to university facilities, resources and policies, and student life at KU and in the U.S.  For more information, visit: www.studyabroad.ku.edu/iss-orientation 

    The orientation is required for all exchange students so the OSA covers the orientation fee, however, students must pay for the cost of housing during orientation (see housing section below for housing options during orientation).  The OSA will send students pre-registration instructions after acceptance.

    Course registration deadline

    None - enrollment occurs during orientation upon arrival.  Students will be asked to submit course requests by a specified deadline (usually mid-April for the fall semester and mid-November for the spring semester).

    Last updated

    02/08/17

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in US Dollars

    (broken down below)

    Housing

    On-Campus Residence Halls (double occupancy): 
    Traditional Residence Halls = $4,616 per year [Approximately $460 per month]
    Renovated Residence Halls = $5,910-$7,518 per year depending on hall [Approximately $590 - $750 per month]

    Jayhawker Towers (on-campus apartments): 
    Traditional 2 bedroom apartment = $3,766 (4 residents per apartment) or $6,442 (2 residents per apartment) per year.  [Approximately $375 - $645 per month.]
    Renovated 2 bedroom apartment = $4,864 (4 residents per apartment) or $8,388 (2 residents per apartment) per year. [Approximately $490 - $840 per month.]

    All on-campus housing options include wired and wireless internet with 30 mbps level data.

    Off-campus Private Apartment/House Rental: 
    Rent = $300-$600 per month
    Utilities = $75-$120 per month
    Estimates will vary depending upon the number of students sharing the apartment/house

    Meals

    Campus Dining Plan
    Ranges from $3,584-$4,290 per year (approximately $400- $475 per month) depending on the plan and number of meals included.  A 50 meal plan option is available to apartment residents only for $450 (approximately $50 per month).  
    Students living in on-campus residence halls are required to purchase a meal plan.  Meal plans are optional for students living in campus apartments (Jayhawker Towers).  

    Off-Campus Meal Cost Estimate:
    $300- $400 per month if most meals prepared at home.

    Books

    $350- $450 per semester depending on the field of study

    Local Transportation

    Approximately $100 per semester, but will vary.  Students have free campus & city transportation with their KUID card.

    Health Insurance

    Required KU Health Insurance: $580 per semester (subject to change)
    Exchange students are automatically enrolled in and charged the mandatory health insurance plan unless granted a waiver through the ISS Office.  See section below for more information on the waiver.

    Other

    (please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

    Personal expenses - $800 per semester
    KU student ID card - $15

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

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

    Yes, students may apply for a health insurance waiver if they already have insurance coverage that meets or exceeds ALL minimum requirements. To use alternate insurance, students must complete and submit waiver request form.  To apply for the waiver, students must submit the Waiver Request Form by the first day of class and provide documentation showing that you are covered by an insurance plan that meets the specified minimum requirements.  Learn more about the minimum requirements and waiver process at: www.iss.ku.edu/insurance/  

    Additional Notes

    Fees covered by the Office of Study Abroad for exchange students include tuition and course fees, technology fee, ISS fee, ISS check-in and orientation fee, infrastructure fee, and campus fees. 

    Last Updated

    02/08/17

  • Housing and Student Life

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

    Students are responsible for making their own housing arrangements, however, general questions can be directed to the incoming exchange student coordinator.  The Department of Student Housing can assist with questions about on-campus housing (see contact information below).  Housing is not guaranteed, however, students may contact the Office of Study Abroad if problems arise. 

    Housing options

    Residence Halls
    Traditional dormitory-style living which typically has 2-3 students per room.  Students in residence halls are required to purchase a dining plan since there is no kitchen access.  Residence halls are located on or very close to campus and remain open during all university breaks, with the exception of Winter Break.  Students wishing to stay on-campus over Winter Break must sign up for winter break housing and pay a fee.  Learn about KU dining plan options here: http://union.ku.edu/dining-plans.  Explore on-campus housing options at: www.housing.ku.edu

    Jayhawker Towers Apartments
    Four-person and two-person apartments centrally located on campus.  Each apartment includes 2 bedrooms, a living room, full bath, and kitchenette with a stove, oven, and refrigerator.  The bedrooms are furnished with beds, desks and chairs, and closets with a dresser.  Students have the option to purchase a meal plan, but it is not required since there is kitchen access.  The buildings remain open during breaks and students living there may stay through the breaks at no additional cost.  Space has become increasingly limited in Jayhawker Towers, so students are encouraged to apply well before the application deadline if interested in living there, and even then, it may not be possible.  Learn more about Jayhawker Towers at: www.housing.ku.edu. 

    Off-Campus Accommodations
    The majority of exchange students choose to live on-campus for convenience and because it is challenging to find furnished apartments with short-term leases.  However, exchange students occasionally choose to live off-campus in apartments or shared houses.  All off-campus housing arrangements are the responsibility of the students.  One option popular with exchange students is Naismith Hall, a privately-owned residence-hall style option that is adjacent to campus.  Learn more at www.naismithhall.com. (If you are coming for just one semester, be sure to specify this with the staff to ensure a single semester contract is possible.).

     
    Learn more about available housing options and procedures for applying for housing at: www.studyabroad.ku.edu/housing


    Housing During Orientation
    During orientation, students have the option to move into their on-campus housing early for an additional nightly fee or sign up for special orientation housing elsewhere.  The latter option is highly recommended as transportation is usually provided to orientation from these locations.     

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

    Department of Student Housing
    University of Kansas                     
    422 W 11th Street, Suite DSH
    Lawrence, KS 66045
    +1-785-864-4560 (tel)
    +1-785-864-5048 (fax)
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    www.housing.ku.edu

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

    Please list housing application deadline.

    Applying for housing is a separate application. There is no deadline to apply for on-campus housing, however, space is limited. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.  Learn more about available housing options and procedures for applying for housing at: www.studyabroad.ku.edu/housing

    What kinds of health facilities are available at the university?

    Watkins Health Center
    Provides students with all kinds of medical services, including regular physicians (with a variety of specialties including gynecology, urology, physical therapy), pharmacy, and lab.  Many services are very inexpensive for full-time students.  Learn more about available services at: http://studenthealth.ku.edu/

    Ambler Student Recreation Center
    An on-campus recreation facility with a variety of opportunities for physical fitness, team and individual sports, classes, and personal training.  Facilities include a fitness center, outdoor field complex, outdoor education center, tennis courts, outdoor and indoor basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, a climbing wall, and a swimming pool.  Learn more at: https://recreation.ku.edu/   

    Are internships available?

    Yes, might be arranged for credit through the various academic department, on a case by case basis.  Student is responsible for seeking out and applying or internships as there is no formal placement process available through the Office of Study Abroad.

    Are student jobs available/allowed?

    Yes, international students are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week on campus. Special restrictions might apply depending on scholarship regulations from students' home countries.

    Additional Notes

    Undergraduate students must verify that financial support is available in the minimum amount of $5,873 per semester, $11,746 for the year (2017-18).  Graduates must also show evidence of financial support but amount depends on the academic discipline that the student will study so please contact the Office of Study Abroad to inquire about the minimum requirement.  

    Last Updated

    02/08/17

  • 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