FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY
University of Nebraska at Omaha
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
Global Learning Advisor
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge St., ASH 241
Omaha, NE 68182 USA
Nominated students should visit https://www.unomaha.edu/international-studies-and-programs/study-abroad/incoming-exchange/apply.php and complete the application form found there. Complete supporting documents should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org in one email.
HOW DOES THE APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS PROCESS DIFFER FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS?
Non-degree undergraduate and graduate admissions apply though the same application. It is required that undergraduate students have at least a B1 English proficiency and graduate students have at least a B2-C1 English language proficiency for admission.
AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS
Art History, Area Studies, Bioinformatics, Biology, Biomechanics, Biotechnology, Black Studies, Business Administration, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer and Information Sciences, Construction Management, Creative Writing, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity, Early Childhood Education, Education, Economics, Elementary Education, Elementary Education: Special Education, Engineering, Emergency Management, English Language and Literature, Environmental Science, Exercise Science, Foreign Languages and Literature (French, German, Spanish, limited Japanese and limited Russian), Geography, Geology, Gerontology, History, Health Sciences, International Studies, IT Innovation, Journalism and Media Communication, Latino/Latin American Studies, Library Science, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Physical Sciences, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Social Sciences, Religion, Secondary Education, Secondary Education: Special Education, Social Work, Sociology, Speech-Language Pathology, Studio Art, Theater, Visual and Performing Arts, Women's and Gender Studies
All Aviation unavailable.
AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO GRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS
Accounting, Athletic Training, Biology, Biomedicalinformatics, Business Administration, Communication, Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Counseling, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Critical and Creative Thinking, Cybersecurity, Economics, Educational Leadership, Elementary Education, English, Exercise Science, Geography, Social Gerontology, Health, Physical Education & Recreation, History, Information Technology, Language Teaching, Literacy, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Mathematics for Teachers, Music, Political Science, Public Administration, School Psychology, Secondary Education, Social Work, Sociology, Special Education, Speech-Language Pathology, Theater, Urban Studies, Writing
All Psychology unavailable.
CAN GRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES
Yes, but this has to be pre-approved by the student's home university and UNO's Admissions office.
CAN ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES?
AREAS OF STUDY RESTRICTED TO PRIOR BILATERAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENTS OR FACULTIES
Psychology (graduate level)
AREAS OF STUDY THAT ARE NOT OPEN TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS
Architecture, Aviation, Psychology (graduate-level), and Interior Design. Education courses are limited.
WEBSITE FOR COURSE OFFERINGS
REQUIRED MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE
For both undergraduate & graduate
12-15 credits, undergraduate
9-15 credits, graduate (9-12 hours recommended)
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 will receive advising over email and permit numbers for registration.
COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S)
Students should try to complete registration prior to arrival if possible as courses fill quickly. Course registration must be complete prior to the Friday of the first week of classes.
English language proficiency required. B2-C1 proficiency required.
LANGUAGE TEST CERTIFICATE REQUIRED? IF SO, WHICH AND WHEN: BEFORE ADMISSION OR UPON ARRIVAL?
Before admission, students will submit the English Language Proficiency Form proving B2-C1 proficiency and any supporting documents.
Undergraduate Students: 61 IBT, 500 TOEFL or 6 IELTS
Graduate Students: varies by program, C1 or 80 TOEFL
PREPARATORY LANGUAGE COURSE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS? DATES AND 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?
Students accepted to our program will receive assistance with course registration through the Education Abroad Office after admission and prior to arrival.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM
Fall: May 15
Spring: November 15
*Late applications will be considered based on availability of housing and exchange openings. These deadlines are usually flexible. Nomination deadlines are one month before application deadlines.
Fall classes: August 25 - December 16, 2021
Spring classes: January 10 - May 6, 2022
Mandatory International Student Orientation takes place during the week preceding semester start dates.
Fall final exams: December 13 - 16, 2021
Spring final exams: May 2 - 6, 2022
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 courses and exams.
ORIENTATION SESSION(S) FOR INCOMING STUDENTS. ARE THEY MANDATORY? DATES AND COSTS?
International Student Orientations are held the week prior to the start of each new term. All new students are required to attend the orientation. Visit https://www.unomaha.edu/international-studies-and-programs/student-support/getting-started.php for the most up to date orientation schedules.
Fall semester arrival dates: August 16 - 17, 2021
Fall semester orientation dates: August 18 - 21, 2021
Spring semester arrival dates: January 3 - 4, 2022
Spring semester orientation dates: January 5 - 8, 2022
TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (US$)
$2,165 (broken down below)
$600 per month ($3396/semester)
$400 per month (depending on habits). Kitchen available in student housing.
$500 per semester
$100 per month
$950 per semester
Personal expenses: $1,815
IS COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM ABROAD ALLOWED?
Exchange students at UNO will have two insurance options: United Healthcare (UHC) https://www.unomaha.edu/student-life/wellness/health-services/insurance-policy.php and International Student Insurance (ISI) https://www.internationalstudentinsurance.com/school_requirements/6981/University_of_Nebraska_-_Omaha_(Exchange_Students).html.
The UHC policy is comprehensive insurance and is a very good plan. Exchange students who are with pre-existing conditions need to plan to take this option.
Non-degree, J-1 exchange students will be given the choice of, International Student Insurance (ISI). The ISI policy is designed for shorter-term international students and offers coverage on a monthly basis, with a limited coverage on pre-existing conditions. Students will have the option to choose either the Select or Elite plans from a UNO specific website. This is the only waiver-allowed option for any exchange students.
There is a significant cost difference between the UHC plan and the ISI plans. We hope that this will be a good alternative for those students with cost concerns. Students will receive more information on the health insurance options after they have been nominated and admitted, with instructions on how to purchase each.
No other insurance plans will be allowed for a waiver. If a student would prefer to have a home-country policy, they may absolutely continue that coverage, but will still need to purchase either the UHC or ISI plan.
HOUSING AND STUDENT LIFE
IS HOUSING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? IS IT GUARANTEED? HOW DO STUDENTS APPLY?
Yes, all students are required to live in on-campus, apartment style housing and receive application information via MavLINK after admissions. Reminder emails will come from the Global Learning Advisor or International Student Advisors.
On-Campus Housing: University Village recommended. Allows for a one semester policy. Maverick Village is also approved, although only recommended for academic year placements.
HOUSING WEBSITE AND CONTACT PERSON(S)
DO STUDENTS APPLY FOR HOUSING WITH THEIR UNIVERSITY APPLICATION OR IS IT SEPARATE? IS THERE A DEADLINE?
Separate. Housing applications can be completed via MavLINK once the student has completed the UNO admissions process.
Fall deadline: May 31
Spring deadline: November 30
WHAT KINDS OF HEALTH FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY?
UNO has a full service health center which includes robust personal fitness options, student health, and counseling services.
The Nebraska Medicine UNO Health Center offers a variety of on-campus health care services to help keep Mavericks healthy. https://www.unomaha.edu/student-life/wellness/health-services/offered.php
Counseling and Psychological Services (CPAS) helps create a vibrant, safe community where mental health and academic life flourish. https://www.unomaha.edu/student-life/wellness/counseling-and-psychological-services/index.php
The Campus Recreation in Wellness Center located in H&K building are equipped with workout facilities which include climbing wall, dance lab, 2 double gymnasiums, jogging track, fitness areas, and more. https://www.unomaha.edu/student-life/wellness/campus-recreation/facility.php
ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE?
Yes, under the provisions for J1 visa requirements for "Academic Training." In past years, Utrecht Network students have had success at finding their own internship placements. Students must consult with International Office if planning to participate in an internship.
ARE STUDENT JOBS AVAILABLE/ALLOWED?
Yes, however the availability of student worker positions are very limited.
Recommended UNO web page highlights:
Enjoy the city of Omaha: www.omaha.com/
Campus Recreation: https://www.unomaha.edu/student-life/wellness/campus-recreation/index.php
Outdoor Venture Center: https://www.unomaha.edu/student-life/wellness/campus-recreation/ovc/index.php