FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY
Oklahoma State University
NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2019/2020
MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE
INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS
CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING AND OUTGOING STUDENTS
Incoming: Judy Parrott
Incoming Student Exchange Coordinator
Oklahoma State University Study Abroad/NSE Office
242 Student Union
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078
Outgoing: Judy Parrott
Student Exchange Coordinator
Oklahoma State University Study Abroad/NSE Office
242 Student Union
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078
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 GRADUATE STUDENTS?
AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS
Aerospace Administration and Operations (limited)
Agricultural Economics (BSAG)
American Studies (BA)
Architectural Engineering (limited)
Architecture (BAR) (limited)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BSAG)
Biological Science (BS)
Chemical Engineering (BSCH)
Civil Engineering (BSCV)
Communication Sciences and Disorders (BS)
Computer Engineering (BSCP)
Construction Management Technology
Design, Housing and Merchandising
Electrical Engineering (BSEE)
Electrical Engineering Technology (BSET)
Elementary Education (BS)
Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology(BSET)
General Business (BSBA)
Geography (BA) (BS)
Geospatial Information Science (BS)
Health Education and Promotion
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 Information Systems (BSBA)
Mechanical Engineering Technology (BSET)
Microbiology, Cell and Molecular Biology (BS)
Multimedia Journalism (limited)
Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Plant and Soil Sciences
Political Science (BA) (BS)
Psychology (BA) (BS)
Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation
Russian Language and Literature (BA)
Sociology (BA) (BS)
University Studies (BUS)
AREAS OF STUDY 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.
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 THAT ARE NOT OPEN TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS
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 School of Veterinary Medicine courses
o Agricultural Communications
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 Engineering (very limited except civil and industrial engineering)
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.
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
12 credit hours for undergraduate level classes
9 credit hours for graduate level classes
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.
COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S)
By the first day of classes. Seats are taken first-come, first serve, so the sooner, the better.
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.
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? 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.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM
30 April for Fall
30 September for Spring
Fall Semester: 20 August 2018 - 14 December 2018 (TBC)
Spring Semester: 14 January to May 10, 2019 (TBC)
IF THERE IS A BREAK BETWEEN THE ACADEMIC COURSE CALENDAR AND EXAMS, CAN ARRANGEMENTS BE MADE SO THE STUDENT MAY TAKE EXAMS EARLY?
No. Rescheduling of exams is not possible. No exceptions.
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. Specific information will be provided upon acceptance.
TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (US$)
Total for One Semester $7,500
Total for Two Semesters $15,00
One Semester: $4,470
Two Semesters: $8,940
$635 for one semester (varies greatly by course)
One Semester: $684
Two Semesters: $1,368 (usually lower)
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
HOUSING AND 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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University Video: https://ostate.tv/?play=Zf6yVvfUUPLpCtI5a03JDVGYctDM7Vhb
University Image Library: https://statemagazine.okstate.edu/
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