University of Connecticut
Ranked among the top 20 public universities in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report, the University of Connecticut (UConn) enrolls approximately 18,000 undergraduate students at UConn’s main campus in Storrs. Exchange students study at the main campus in Storrs, which offers state-of-the art research, living, and recreational facilities in the heart of New England. Campus life includes a vibrant student union, a host of volunteer opportunities and over 400 social, sport, hobby, travel and religious clubs.Incoming exchange students are also eligible to apply for work on campus.
Website of university: http://abroad.uconn.edu/
Website for inbound exchange students: http://abroad.uconn.edu/students/incoming/
Online academic calendar website: https://registrar.uconn.edu/academic-calendar/fall-2018/
Full time load = 12 credits;
1 Course = 1-4 credit
Minimum course enrolment for exchange students=12 credits
Maximum course enrolment for exchagne students=17 credits
Restricted Programs and other academic requirements Nursing, Pharmacy, Law, Education are not available. Fine Arts & Statistics are available on a limited basis.
Nomination Deadline – September 25
Student Application Deadline – October 9
Nomination Deadline – February 1
Student Application Deadline – March 1
Academic year Placements: 4
English: GPA:3.0/based on a 4.0 scale
TOEFL Score: IBT TOEFL = 79 / IELTS 6.5
(Required unless English language of instruction)
AREAS OF STUDY:
Schools and Colleges of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Business (courses are restricted to Business majors only)
Students apply for exchange online at abroad.uconn.edu
The home university nominates all students for exchange at UConn. Nominations should be sent toIncoming_Exchange@uconn.edu
The UConn Education Abroad Office will then invite nominated students to apply via our online application system. Students must complete the online application process by the due date to confirm their participation in the exchange program. The UConn Education Abroad Office will send an acceptance letter though email to all accepted students once they have completed the application process.
Approximately $1,346-$1,452 USD per semester.
For more information: http://shs.uconn.edu/insurance-information/
It is mandatory for all exchange students to have personal medical Insurance that meets all J-1 visa requirements.
All exchange students are able to purchase UConn Health Insurance that meets all stated J-1 visa requirements.
Most UConn students live on-campus.
On-campus housing is guaranteed for all exchange students that complete the online housing application by the due date.
Students will have access to the online housing application after they have been formally accepted to the exchange program.
Housing assignments will be made by Residential Life prior to the start of the semester. Single rooms are limited and most students have a roommate.
For more information: http://www.reslife.uconn.edu/
3. LIVING EXPENSES:
$3,419-$5,759USD per semester (Cost dependent on housing type) For more information: http://reslife.uconn.edu/room-rates/
Accepted exchange students will receive a DS-2019 form from UConn. This is needed to obtain your J-1 visa from the US Consulate/Embassy.
Students must submit proof of sufficient funds for their term of study.
For more information: http://global.uconn.edu/about/isss/
Students are encouraged to fly into an airport in the New York City or Boston areas. Bus transportation is available from New York City and Boston to UConn’s campus in Storrs.
Students may also arrive via Bradley International Airport (in the Hartford, CT area) and take a taxi to campus
For more information: http://global.uconn.edu/about/isss/transportation-tofrom-storrs/
Incoming Exchange Coordinator