GENERAL INFORMATION

FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY

Baylor University

Waco, Texas, USA

NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2019/2020

3

MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING AND OUTGOING STUDENTS

Grace Lee
Exchange Program and Study Abroad Advisor
Center for Global Engagement

One Bear Place #97012

Waco, TX 76798 USA

p: +1-254-710-4824

grace_e_lee@baylor.edu

APPLICATION WEBSITE

HOW DOES THE APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS PROCESS DIFFER FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS?

Graduate students must apply directly to the Graduate School as well as through the Study Abroad Office. Details will be provided after they apply.

 

ACADEMICS

 

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

All areas for which students are academically qualified. http://www.baylor.edu/registrar/index.php?id=84878

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO GRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

The exchange is designed to be an undergraduate only exchange. Special circumstances for interested grad students can be considered on a case-by-case basis.

CAN GRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES

Yes

CAN ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES?

No

AREAS OF STUDY RESTRICTED TO PRIOR BILATERAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENTS OR FACULTIES

N/A

AREAS OF STUDY THAT ARE NOT OPEN TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS

Law, Medicine, Social Work, Education

WEBSITE FOR COURSE OFFERINGS

REQUIRED MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE

For both undergraduate & graduate

Min = 12 credits (undergraduate) & 9 credits (grad)
Max = 18 credits (undergraduate)

ARE SUMMER COURSES AVAILABLE AS EXCHANGE (NON FEE-PAYING)? IF SO, WHAT IS THE WEBSITE?

No

DO STUDENTS REGISTER FOR COURSES IN ADVANCE OR UPON ARRIVAL?

In Advance: Students do not register themselves. We register them for their courses based on their application documents.

COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S)

By the end of November ~Students will be registered for classes by the study abroad office. Material submissions are Oct. 15th.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

English

LANGUAGE TEST CERTIFICATE REQUIRED? IF SO, WHICH AND WHEN: BEFORE ADMISSION OR UPON ARRIVAL?

English proficiency requirements set by the admissions department. Current requirements can be found at: https://www.baylor.edu/admissions/index.php?id=873276

PREPARATORY LANGUAGE COURSE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS? DATES AND COSTS?

Currently no such program is available.

ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL ADVISING OR REGISTRATION CONCERNS THAT STUDENTS SHOULD BE AWARE OF? ARE SERVICES AVAILABLE TO ASSIST IN REGISTRATION OR COURSE SELECTION?

Students must submit a completed health form and academic registration form (provided to them). The health form must be approved/cleared before they can be registered. 
We register them for their classes based on the information they provide. Incoming students do not register themselves.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

DATES

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM

March 30th for Fall or Academic Year
October 30th for Spring

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Dates include Arrival to Departure (this includes orientation, semester dates, and exams)

Fall 2020: Aug 17, 2020 ~ Dec 10-15, 2020-- Departure: Dec 16

Spring 2021: Jan 6, 2021 ~ May 10, 2021-- Departure May 11

EXAMINATION PERIOD

Fall 2020: Dec 10-15, 2020

Spring 2021: May 5-10, 2021

IF THERE IS A BREAK BETWEEN THE ACADEMIC COURSE CALENDAR AND EXAMS, CAN ARRANGEMENTS BE MADE SO THE STUDENT MAY TAKE EXAMS EARLY?

There is no break between the semester and exams.

ORIENTATION SESSION(S) FOR INCOMING STUDENTS. ARE THEY MANDATORY? 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.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

COSTS

 

TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (US$)

(broken down below)

HOUSING

$3,800-$6,000/semester

MEALS

$2,100/semester

BOOKS/COURSE MATERIALS

$600/semester

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

$600/semester

HEALTH INSURANCE

$1200/semester

OTHER

N/A

IS COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM ABROAD ALLOWED?

Yes, if a waiver is submitted and approved on time.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

HOUSING AND STUDENT LIFE

 

IS HOUSING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? IS IT GUARANTEED? HOW DO STUDENTS APPLY?

On-Campus Housing is provided to incoming exchange students and application materials are sent upon successful nomination.

HOUSING OPTIONS

On-campus dormitories plus apartments within walking distance of campus. Students can choose to pursue off campus but will not be able to gain assistance from the office.

HOUSING WEBSITE AND CONTACT PERSON(S)

DO STUDENTS APPLY FOR HOUSING WITH THEIR UNIVERSITY APPLICATION OR IS IT SEPARATE? IS THERE A DEADLINE?

Application for housing is submitted with all other documents to the study abroad office.

WHAT KINDS OF HEALTH FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY?

ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE?

Internships are not guaranteed, but services are available to students.

ARE STUDENT JOBS AVAILABLE/ALLOWED?

Conditional upon the terms of their Visa

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

 

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