Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, Oklahoma

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View areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students

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)

View areas of study abroad open to graduate exchange students.

Similar to undergraduate

Can graduate students take undergraduate level courses?


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.

View 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.

View areas of study that are not open 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.

View website 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.

Minimum: 12 credit hours for undergraduate level classes
9 credit hours for graduate level classes Maximum: 15 undergraduate credit hours 9 graduate credit hours

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?

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

View course registration deadlines.

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

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 musthave been taken within two years of the date of application.

Is a language test certificate required? If so, is it required 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.

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

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

Are there any special advising or registration 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.

Is there additional information needed?



Student Life

Is housing assistance available? Is it guaranteed? How do students apply?

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)

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 inboundexchange@okstate.edu 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.

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 and permissible?

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


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.


Important Dates

View application deadlines for each term.

30 April for Fall
30 September for Spring

View academic calendar

Fall Semester: 20 August 2018 - 14 December 2018 (TBC) Spring Semester: 14 January to May 10, 2019 (TBC)

What is the examination period?

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

Is there a break between the academic course calendar and exams? Can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early?

Rescheduling of exams is not possible with no exceptions.

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. Specific information will be provided upon acceptance.

Is there additional information needed?




Housing costs

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

Meal costs

On-Campus: http://housing.k-state.edu/dining/ Off-Campus: $200 - $300 for meals per month

Cost of books and course materials

$635 for one semester (varies greatly by course)

Local transportation cost

Not applicable

Health insurance

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

Other costs?

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

Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed?

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

View total cost estimate per month in USD

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