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  • Locations: Cincinnati, United States
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Non-UC applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2018 05/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/02/2018 08/04/2018
Fall 2018 08/20/2018 08/20/2018 08/20/2018 12/15/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Exchange Program - Incoming Program Type General: Exchange
Level of Study: Graduate, Undergraduate Registration Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: Yes
Program Description:

Program Overview

Exchange students Cincinnati
The Student Exchange Programs are available to students coming from one of UC’s partner institutions abroad.  SEP participants pay tuition directly to their home institution. A signed official agreement must be in place with your university for you to participate on one of our Student Exchange Programs.  If you are not sure if an agreement exists, please contact us at

UC operates on the semester calendar, 15 weeks in one semester, running from late August to late December. Students typically earn 3 semester credits or the equivalent of 6 ECTS credits, or roughly 12 credits in the UK and Australian systems.

Students should meet with their home university’s international office to explore the possibility of studying abroad.  We require all students to be nominated by their home institution via email to at least one month prior to the application deadline.  Partners should  include the student’s legal name, email address, home institution, year of study (i.e. 2nd, 3rd, 4th), and subject of interest (i.e. Engineering, Business) when nominating students. 

The Fall Semester application deadline for this program is April 1st and the Spring Semester deadline is October 1st.

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Cincinnati is located on the southern Ohio border with Kentucky to the south.  The metropolitan area is home to more than two million people and the home to many multi-national corporations including Proctor & Gamble.  The small-town aspects of the city include, beautiful parks, easy commuting, and an accessible downtown.  For more information please review this cultural handbook

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English Language Requirement

Exchange/Visiting students must submit proof of English proficiency that meets University and College requirements prior to being admitted. Students can demonstrate English proficiency in a number of ways at the undergraduate level. Most students fulfill the English requirement by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System(IELTS), or the PEARSON Test of English (PTE).

The following scores are acceptable:
TOEFL-66 score on the IBT
IELTS-Overall band score of 6.0
PEARSON-score of 46

In addition to the overall ban score for both the TOEFL and IELTS, all colleges also require a minimum score of a 5.5 (IELTS) or 15 (TOEFL) on all sub-sections (i.e. Listening, Reading, Speaking,Writing).

In addition, the English Proficiency Requirement is met if:
• A student has taken the SAT and has a minimum 480 on the Critical Reading section;
• A student has a Certificate in advanced English (C grade or above), or Certificate of Proficiency in English (C grade or above) or a passing score on the O Level exam;
• A student completed one full academic year of study in a U.S. high school or college/university.
• A student has passed level 12 of the ELS exam.
• A student’s native language is English or whose method of instruction has been in English. The following countries are considered English speaking for this purpose: Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Australia; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Botswana; Cameroon; Canada (except Quebec); Cayman Islands; Denmark; Dominica; Fiji; Finland; Gambia; Ghana; Gibraltar; Grenada; Guyana; Ireland; Jamaica; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia;Malawi;Malta;Mauritius;Montserrat; Nambia; Netherlands; New Zealand; Nigeria; Norway; Papua New Guinea; Scotland; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Singapore; Solomon Islands; South Africa; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Swaziland; Sweden; Tanzania; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; Uganda; United Kingdom; Vanuatu; Virgin Islands;Wales; Zambia; Zimbabwe.


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Course Selection

Exchange/Visiting students can request a course of study in most UC programs. Availability in certain areas of interest might be limited. If admitted, a college advisor will assist with the selection of classes.  You can search for current semester classes here to get a sample of what might be offered during your semester at UC.  Gwen Roemer, will assist with Business courses and Brittney Smith, will assist with all others. 

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Living Arrangements

For more information on housing please visit this website.

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Getting There

For more information on your arrival to Cincinnati please visit this website.

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Tuition and Fees

SEP students will pay tuition and fees to their home institution and will receive a tuition waiver at UC. 

All students must document their ability to be fully financed while studying at the University of Cincinnati. Expenses for Student Exchange Programs will include living expenses only as tuition is paid at the home institution. Expenses for the Visiting Student Program will include tuition and fees and living expenses.  Students can use the Financial Certification Form to document sources of support. NOTE: All fees are subject to change and the estimate for living expenses can be more expensive based on the housing option that is selected.
Student Exchange Program  
Living Expenses for one semester programs $5,375
Living Expenses for two semester programs $10,750
Health Insurance $1,232
International Fee $125
1 Semester Visiting Student Program  
Undergraduates Post-Graduates
Tuition                $13,467 Tuition                     $13,275
Living Expenses  $5,375 Living Expenses       $5,375
Insurance           $1,232 Insurance                 $1,232
Total                  $19,982 Total                        $19,790
2 Semester Visiting Student Program  
Undergraduates Post-Graduates
Tuition               $26,634 Tuition                      $26,510
Living Expenses $10,750 Living Expenses        $10,750
Insurance           $2,280 Insurance                 $2,280
Total                  $39,664 Total                        $39,540

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Passports and Visas

For more information on applying for a visa, please visit this website.

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Health and Safety

For more information on health insurance please visit this website.

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Contacts for More Information

Business exchange or visiting students All other exchange or visiting students
Gwen Roemer Brittney Smith
513-556-0407 513-556-1914


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