GENERAL INFORMATION

FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas

NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2019/2020

8

MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

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 
Bethany.kuwitzky@ttu.edu

APPLICATION WEBSITE

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

No difference.

 

ACADEMICS

 

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

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.

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO GRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

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 GRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES

No

CAN ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES?

Yes, only if the department approves the student. Not guaranteed.

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

Health Science Center

AREAS OF STUDY THAT ARE NOT OPEN TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS

Health Science Center

WEBSITE 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

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, WHAT IS THE WEBSITE?

No

DO STUDENTS REGISTER FOR COURSES IN ADVANCE OR UPON ARRIVAL?

In advance

COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S)

Third class day

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? 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 REGISTRATION 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

None

DATES

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM

April 15th for Fall 
September 15th for Spring

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Fall: August 25 - December 10
Spring: January 14 - May 12

EXAMINATION PERIOD

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?

No

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

January 13th-14th
August 20th-22nd
*Dates may change

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

COSTS

 

TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (US$)

Broken down below.

HOUSING

$2628-$3396

MEALS

$2945-$3895, plus $900 dining operations cost

BOOKS/COURSE MATERIALS

$400/semester

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

$50/week  free with TTU ID

HEALTH INSURANCE

TTU Academic Health Plan, optional $799/semester

OTHER

N/A

IS COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM ABROAD ALLOWED?

Yes, it must meet the J-1 insurance requirements.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

HOUSING AND STUDENT LIFE

 

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

Yes

HOUSING OPTIONS

On campus.
Off campus housing assistance is not available.

HOUSING WEBSITE AND CONTACT PERSON(S)

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

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

None

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

 

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