Baylor University

Waco, Texas

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Important Dates




View areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students

View all areas for which students are academically qualified here.

View areas of study abroad 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?


Can advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?


View areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties.

Not applicable

View areas of study that are not open to exchange students.

Law, Medicine, Social Work, Education

View website for course offerings.

Click here for more information on course offerings.

Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange.

For both undergraduate & graduate students: Min = 12 credits (undergraduate) & 9 credits (graduate)
Max = 18 credits (undergraduate)

Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)? If so, what is the website?


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.

View course registration deadlines.

By the end of November. Students will be registered for classes through the study abroad office. Material submissions are due by October 15.

Language Requirements


Is a language test certificate required? If so, is it required before admission or upon arrival?

English proficiency requirements are set by the admissions department. Current requirements can be found here.

Are there preparatory language courses for incoming students? If so, what are the dates and costs?

There is currently no such program 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 and cleared before they can be registered.
We register students for their classes based on the information they provide. Incoming students do not register themselves.

Is there additional information needed?



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.

What are the housing options?

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

Who should I contact regarding housing options?

Please contact the Baylor University Coordinator here.

Do students apply for housing with their university application or is it seperate? Is there a deadline?

An application for housing is submitted with all other documents to the Study Abroad Office.

What kinds of health facilities are available at the university?

Health Clinic, Pharmacy

Are internships available?

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

Are student jobs available and permissible?

This is conditional upon the terms of the individual's visa.

Is there additional information needed?



Important Dates

View application deadlines for each term.

March 30 for fall or academic year programs.
October 30 for spring programs.

View 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

What is the examination period?

Fall 2020: Dec 10-15, 2020 Spring 2021: May 5-10, 2021

Is there 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.

Are orientation sessions for incoming students mandatory? What are the 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.

Is there additional information needed?




Housing costs


Meal costs


Cost of books and course materials


Local transportation cost


Health insurance


Other costs?

Not applicable.

Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed?

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