FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY
Wichita State University
NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2020/2021
MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE
INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS
CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING AND OUTGOING STUDENTS
Associate Director for Study Abroad & Exchange Programs
Office of International Education
1845 N Fairmount St, Campus box 122
Wichita, KS 67260-0122
+1-316-978-3232 (tel- main office)
Please apply at: wichita.edu/exchangestudentapplication
HOW DOES THE APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS PROCESS DIFFER FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS?
The application process for graduate students takes more time and should be started much earlier. There are also additional requirements depending on the graduate program so students should contact the incoming student coordinator to consult the process and availability for a particular graduate program.
AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS
AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO GRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS
Some graduate programs are open to graduate level exchange students while other departments may only have limited course selection available to exchange students. Exchange partner coordinators should inquire before nominating any graduate level student. Additional admission requirements/documents will be required and graduate applicants should apply as early as possible. Admission to the graduate program is at the discretion of the graduate department and Graduate School.
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
Some areas of engineering and education are limited.
Degrees within Health Professions is generally not available to exchange students.
WEBSITE FOR COURSE OFFERINGS
REQUIRED MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE
Minimum 12 credit hours for undergraduates (can be allowed up to 15 credit hours per semester)
Minimum 9 credit hours for graduates (9 hours is maximum in most cases)
Students may enroll in additional credit hours over the maximum; however, they will be responsible for paying tuition and fees associated with the additional 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 are generally able to register in most of their classes prior to arrival during the registration period, which begins in April for fall semester and in November for spring semester.
COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S)
Course registration begins approximately four months prior to fall semester and two months prior to spring semester. Students may add/drop courses within the first week of classes with prior approval.
Undergraduate: No test score is required as long as an English Proficiency Certification Letter is provided(see application page for details).
Graduate: Requirements vary depending on graduate program.
LANGUAGE TEST CERTIFICATE REQUIRED? IF SO, WHICH AND WHEN: BEFORE ADMISSION OR UPON ARRIVAL?
PREPARATORY LANGUAGE COURSE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS? DATES AND COSTS?
None. Classes are offered during the semester, however one 3 credit hour intensive English language course would replace an academic course.
ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL ADVISING OR REGISTRATION CONCERNS THAT STUDENTS SHOULD BE AWARE OF? ARE SERVICES AVAILABLE TO ASSIST IN REGISTRATION OR COURSE SELECTION?
The incoming exchange student coordinator will assist students in regards to course registration and provide details for academic advisers in various departments as needed prior to arrival.
Most areas of study are open to undergraduate exchange students aside from health professions and a few engineering and education areas.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM
For Fall or Academic Year: 1 May
For Spring: 15 October
Graduate applicants should contact the coordinator and submit materials as early as possible.
Fall Semester: 16 August 2021- 9 December 2021
Spring Semester: 18 January 2022- 12 May 2022
Exams are held during the last week of each term.
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?
Orientation is mandatory and takes place one week prior to the start of classes in August for the fall and in January for the spring (specific dates will be provided in pre-departure materials). There is no charge.
TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (US$)
(broken down below)
$880 per month(The Flats-- apartment complex on-campus)
$530 per month (estimate- however could be lower depending on each student based on cooking own meals or eating out)
$600 per semester (estimate- varies depending on which courses & how many courses)
On-campus shuttle is free. Students will need extra money to take public bus/taxis or uber.
$1,100 per semester for the current health insurance plan provided by WSU. All international students on F or J visa are required to have health insurance that must meet the university's minimum requirements.
No other mandatory fees are required, however students should budget for personal expenses at $100 to $200 per month.
IS COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM ABROAD ALLOWED?
Yes, students can apply for health insurance waivers. Please see website for details: wichita.edu/insurancewaivers
HOUSING AND STUDENT LIFE
IS HOUSING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? IS IT GUARANTEED? HOW DO STUDENTS APPLY?
Housing assistance for on-campus is available and generally guaranteed if students apply at least two months prior to the start of the semester. Students apply through the website below.
Accommodations on campus:
1. The Flats (apartments)
2. The Suites (residence hall)
3. Shocker Hall (residence hall)
Generally, exchange students will live in The Flats, based on age and availability. Check with the Housing Office with more details about staying in a particular accommodation. Exchange students are generally required to live on-campus, just as all first-year students at WSU. For an exception, students must go through the Housing Office.
HOUSING WEBSITE AND CONTACT PERSON(S)
DO STUDENTS APPLY FOR HOUSING WITH THEIR UNIVERSITY APPLICATION OR IS IT SEPARATE? IS THERE A DEADLINE?
Once students are admitted, they may apply for housing. We encourage students to apply early as assignments are made on a first-come basis.
WHAT KINDS OF HEALTH FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY?
Student Health Services is available on-campus for students. Please see website for a full list of services offered: https://www.wichita.edu/student_life/wellness.php
Counseling & Testing Services is available on-campus. Please see website for a full list of services offered: wichita.edu/caps
Heskett Center is a campus recreation facility available to students with most services at no cost. Please see website for a full list of services offered: wichita.edu/campusrecreation
YMCA is a campus recreation facility available to students wit most services at no cost. Please se website for a full list of services offered: https://ymcawichita.org/locations/steve-clark-ymca
ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE?
Yes, it is possible for students to find their own internships. There is a Career Development Center on-campus that can provide resources to students, however the student is responsible for finding an internship that is directly related to their major and approved by the Office of International Education at WSU.
ARE STUDENT JOBS AVAILABLE/ALLOWED?
Yes, students are allowed to work on campus up to 20 hours per week. Jobs are generally limited in number.