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WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

Morgantown, West Virginia

GENERAL INFORMATION

FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY

West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia

NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2019/2020

6

MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING AND OUTGOING STUDENTS

Education Abroad Coordinator
Office of Global Affairs
Purinton House PO Box 6313
Morgantown, WV 26506
304.293.6955
educationabroad@mail.wvu.edu

APPLICATION WEBSITE

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

Graduate students must receive pre-approval from the WVU program in which they intend to study. Contact us via email for instructions: educationabroad@mail.wvu.edu

 

Note: The following programs are NOT open for graduate exchange - Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Law, Business

 

ACADEMICS

 

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

All areas for which students are academically qualified.

http://catalog.wvu.edu/

 

Note: WVU Institute of Technology and Potomac State College campuses are NOT open for exchange

CAN GRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES

Yes

CAN ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES?

No

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

N/A

AREAS OF STUDY THAT ARE NOT OPEN TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS

The following areas of study are not open to exchange students: Law, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, graduate-level Business.

WEBSITE FOR COURSE OFFERINGS

courses.wvu.edu

Note: Courses numbered 100-499 are Undergraduate Level; 500+ are Graduate Level.  Exchange students are not permitted to register in online courses.

REQUIRED MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE

Min = 12 credits (undergraduate) & 9 credits (graduate)
Max = 20 credits (undergraduate)

ARE SUMMER COURSES AVAILABLE AS EXCHANGE (NON FEE-PAYING)? IF SO, WHAT IS THE WEBSITE?

No, summer courses are not available.

DO STUDENTS REGISTER FOR COURSES IN ADVANCE OR UPON ARRIVAL?

In Advance: An academic advisor will contact students regarding registration in advance; however, students may adjust their schedule up until the end of the first week of classes.

COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S)

Students must register for full-time credit hours before the end of the first week of classes.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

English

LANGUAGE TEST CERTIFICATE REQUIRED? IF SO, WHICH AND WHEN: BEFORE ADMISSION OR UPON ARRIVAL?

Proof of English proficiency required upon nomination. 

Undergraduate:

Fall 2020, Spring 2021
TOEFL iBT = 61
Academic IELTS = 6.0
Duolingo English Test = 90
 

Fall 2021 and forward
TOEFL iBT = 79
Academic IELTS = 6.5
Duolingo English Test = 105

Graduate:

Fall 2020, Spring 2021

TOEFL iBT: 79 

Academic IELTS: 6.5 

Duolingo English Test: 105

PREPARATORY LANGUAGE COURSE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS? DATES AND COSTS?

WVU Intensive English Program

Note: This program is not for credit and is not part of academic exchange.  Tuition and fees apply.

ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL ADVISING OR REGISTRATION CONCERNS THAT STUDENTS SHOULD BE AWARE OF? ARE SERVICES AVAILABLE TO ASSIST IN REGISTRATION OR COURSE SELECTION?

An academic advisor will work with students to review their academic transcripts and remove pre-requisite and major requirements as necessary. Many courses have a limited number of seats; capacity overrides for exchange students cannot be guaranteed.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

WVU student exchange is designed to be an undergraduate only exchange. Special circumstances for interested grad students can be considered on a case-by-case basis.

DATES

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM

Fall or Academic Year: April 1

Spring: September 15

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

https://provost.wvu.edu/academic-calendar

Fall: August-December

Spring: January-May

Mandatory Orientation will be held the week before classes start. Dates TBD.

EXAMINATION PERIOD

Fall: 1 week in December

Spring: 1 week in May

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?

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.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

COSTS

 

TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (US$)

(broken down below)

HOUSING

$500-$1,000 per month

On-Campus Housing: https://housing.wvu.edu/

Off-Campus Housing: https://campuslife.wvu.edu/student-advocacy/off-campus-housing

MEALS

$300 per month

Dining Plans: https://diningservices.wvu.edu/dining-plans

BOOKS/COURSE MATERIALS

$500 per semester

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

$200 per month

Buses and Personal Rapid Transit are free with use of student ID

HEALTH INSURANCE

OTHER

Education Abroad Administrative Fee: $150 per semester

IS COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM ABROAD ALLOWED?

Yes, if a waiver is submitted and approved on time.  Visit this website for waiver criteria: https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/student-insurance/waiver-criteria

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Students are automatically enrolled in student health insurance upon course registration.  

HOUSING AND STUDENT LIFE

 

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

On-Campus Housing is available to incoming exchange students and application materials are sent upon successful admission.

HOUSING OPTIONS

On-campus residence halls plus apartments within walking distance of campus. Students can choose to pursue off campus housing but will not be able to gain assistance from the office. Students over the age of 23 are not permitted to living in on-campus residence halls.

HOUSING WEBSITE AND CONTACT PERSON(S)

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

Application for housing is completed online through their WVU student account after admission.

WHAT KINDS OF HEALTH FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY?

ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE?

No

ARE STUDENT JOBS AVAILABLE/ALLOWED?

Conditional upon the terms of their Visa.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

N/A

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS UNIVERSITY

University Video: https://youtu.be/cW2e_1Wnyj4

University Image Library: http://photos.wvu.edu/

University or Departmental Brochures: https://issuu.com/dmolsen/docs/internationalviewbook_web

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