FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2019/2020
4 (2 each semester)
MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE
INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS
CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING AND OUTGOING STUDENTS
Assistant Director of the Education Abroad Office
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1248 R St. Love South 110
Lincoln, NE 68588-4107 USA
HOW DOES THE APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS PROCESS DIFFER FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS?
Both undergraduate and graduate students will apply using the same process described on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Education Abroad website: http://educationabroad.unl.edu/application-process
AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS
Colleges of Agriculture (agricultural biochemistry, agricultural economics, agricultural education, agronomy, animal science, entomology, food science & technology, forestry, fisheries & wildlife, horticulture, integrated pest management, mechanized agriculture, natural resources, plant pathology); Architecture (architecture, community & regional planning); Arts and Sciences (anthropology, archaeology, biological sciences, chemistry, classics, comparative literature, economics, English, environmental health, French, geography, geology, German, global studies, history, Japanese, Latin American studies, mathematics, meteorology, philosophy, physics & astronomy, political science, psychology, recreation, Russian, sociology, Spanish, speech communication, speech, urban studies, Western European studies, women's studies); Business Administration AACSB (accounting, actuarial science, economics, finance, management, marketing); Engineering ABET (agricultural, chemical, civil, electrical, computer science, construction management, engineering mechanics, industrial & management systems, mechanical); Fine and Performing Arts (art, art history, dance, dramatic art, music, music education, theatre arts); Journalism (advertising, broadcasting, news editorial, general journalism); Education and Human Sciences (business, vocational, educational administration, educational psychology, history & philosophy of education, health, education & family resources, human development & the family, human nutrition & food service management, textiles, clothing & design.
AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO GRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS
Many of the same areas listed above are open to graduate students as well. Please contact the Coordinator listed above for more information if you wish to take graduate level courses.
CAN GRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES
CAN ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES?
AREAS OF STUDY RESTRICTED TO PRIOR BILATERAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENTS OR FACULTIES
AREAS OF STUDY THAT ARE NOT OPEN TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS
Law, Dentistry, Medicine, Elementary and Secondary Education.
WEBSITE FOR COURSE OFFERINGS
Website for undergraduate course offerings: https://catalog.unl.edu/undergraduate (contains course descriptions; course offerings not known until after student applies).
REQUIRED MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE
Required minimum for undergraduate students: 12 credit hours.
Maximum hours allowed per semester for undergraduates range from 17-20 depending which college (faculty) the student is enrolled in.
Required minimum for graduate students: 9 credit hours.
Maximum hours allowed per semester for graduate students is 15.
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?
COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S)
Registration begins upon acceptance by UNL. Registration concludes the end of the first week of classes.
English proficiency required, see below for requirements.
LANGUAGE TEST CERTIFICATE REQUIRED? IF SO, WHICH AND WHEN: BEFORE ADMISSION OR UPON ARRIVAL?
English language proficiency is satisfied by an official score on the Test of English as a Second Language (TOEFL). A minimum TOEFL of 523 (paper) or 70 (Internet with 20 writing subscore) is required for undergraduate exchange students. A 550 (paper) or 79 (internet) is the minimum TOEFL score required for graduate exchange students with some departments requiring higher scores. University of Nebraska-Lincoln TOEFL code = 6877.
Alternate proof of English proficiency: IELTS 6.0 composite (5.5 writing subscore).
If English is a non-native language, the above requirements must be satisfied upon application/before admission.
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 typically choose classes from the undergraduate and graduate bulletin. This is a complete listing of courses and not all courses are taught every semester. Please include a list of alternate courses. The exchange coordinator assists with registration. Students should be aware they are only able to take one online course per semester. Students should also be aware they are generally unable to take major Capstone courses - contact Coordinator for more information on which courses are Capstone courses.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM
Fall: May 1
Spring: October 1
Fall: August 24-December 12, 2020
Spring: January 11-May 1, 2021
Fall: December 14-18, 2020
Spring: May 3-7, 2021
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 Orientation is mandatory. Website for international orientation: http://nse.unl.edu/international.aspx. Orientation occurs the week before classes begin each semester. There is no cost associated with orientation.
TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (US$)
Included in housing (7-day meal plan)
Included in other
$2,986.50 (laundry, transportation, extra meals/snacks, etc.)
IS COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM ABROAD ALLOWED?
No. However, the university has approved two other insurance plans through International Student Insurance.
HOUSING AND STUDENT LIFE
IS HOUSING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? IS IT GUARANTEED? HOW DO STUDENTS APPLY?
On-campus housing is available and guaranteed for exchange students. Students will gain access to the housing application when they are admitted to the university.
UNL has various residence halls on campus including traditional, suite-style, and apartment-style options.
HOUSING WEBSITE AND CONTACT PERSON(S)
Contact exchange Coordinator with questions about housing.
DO STUDENTS APPLY FOR HOUSING WITH THEIR UNIVERSITY APPLICATION OR IS IT SEPARATE? IS THERE A DEADLINE?
The housing application is separate from the regular application. Students apply for housing online after they have been admitted to the university.
WHAT KINDS OF HEALTH FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY?
ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE?
ARE STUDENT JOBS AVAILABLE/ALLOWED?
Yes - Students must work with the International Student and Scholars Office to ensure compliance with immigration laws.
Exchange students are required to arrive in Lincoln in time to attend international student orientation, which is typically held before the residence halls open for the semester. This means that students will need to arrange for early arrival if they want to stay in the residence halls prior to their official open date. Students will complete an early arrival check-in form on the housing portal to arrange early arrival. Early move-in is currently charged at a rate of $35.00 per night.