• General Information

    Full Name of University:

    Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Number of Utrecht Network semesters you can accept during 2019/20 (not students):


    (2018/19: 2)

    General University Website:


    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:

    Center for International Education

    Study Abroad Programs

    Contact person for incoming and outgoing students:

    Cheryl Barnett
    Associate Director, Study Abroad

    Study Abroad Programs
    Mail Code 4333
    Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    Carbondale, IL 62901

    Tel: 618-453-7670
    Fax: 618-453-3085
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    Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”

    Paper only.

    How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduate versus graduates?

    Paper Only goes through coordinator.

    Other important notes


    Last updated

    February 2019

  • Academics

    Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students (list explicitly)

    Agriculture, Business, Education and Human Services, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Mass Communication and Media Arts

    Are graduate areas open for exchange?


    Areas of study open to graduate exchange students (list explicitly)


    Can advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?


    Can graduate student take undergraduate level courses?


    Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties


    Areas of study not available to exchange students

    School of Law, School of Medicine and other fields noted in the section on fields open to undergraduate students. 

    Websites for course offerings


    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    For both undergraduate & graduate

    Undergraduate: 12 to 15 US semester credits.

    Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?

    If so, please provide summer school website.


    Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?

    It depends on the department, but it's best to reach out to academic advisor to register before arrival.

    Language Requirements

    Undergraduate TOEFL: 61 on the IBT  or 5.5 IELTS, letter from student's Institution attesting to English proficiency.

    Language test certificate required?

    If so, which and when: before admission or upon arrival?

    Undergraduates must have a TOEFL, comparable English test or certification from the home university or language school.

    Preparatory language course for incoming students?

    Indicate dates and costs


    Are there any special advising or registrations concerns that students should be aware of? Are services available to assist in registration or course selection?

    Detailed information on how to set up a network ID and register for classes is available in the Welcome Packet.

    Additional Notes


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  • Dates

    Host Application deadline for each term

    April 1 for Fall 
    November 1 for Spring

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    Fall Semester 2017

    Monday, August 21, 2017 – Friday, December 15, 2017

    Spring Semester 2018

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018 – Friday, May 12, 2018

    Examination period(s)

    Fall Semester 2017 Final Exams

    Monday, December 11, 2017 – Friday, December 15, 2017

    Spring Semester 2018 Final Exams

    Monday, May 7, 2018 – Friday, May 11, 2018

    If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early?

    (i.e. semester ends in December and exams are late January).


    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

    Mandatory orientations will start one week before the start of classes. There is no cost for the orientation program. Details are provided in the welcome packet.

    Course registration deadline

    Students may register for classes before arrival up to the first week of classes.

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  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in US Dollars

    (broken down below)


    The projected cost for housing and meals per semester is $5,093.


    The above includes the Saluki Anytime plan with unlimited meal service.


    Estimated at $550 per semester.

    Health Insurance

    Students must pay student health insurance fee which is $625 per semester and billed to the student.


    (please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

    Campus fees of approximately $1,565 per semester including bus system, Health Center, Recreation Center, admission to athletic events and other services will be included in the exchange.

    Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?

    If not, please include fees in “other” field above.

    Yes, but the student must apply to have campus insurance fee refunded once the plan is determined to be comparable within the first 30 days of the semester.

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  • Housing and Student Life

    Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?

    On-Campus Housing is available to incoming exchange students, it is guaranteed, students can apply online, the $150 deposit can be waived.

    Housing options

    We will make reservations with University Housing for a shared residence hall room. Limited housing assistance is available for those considering off-campus.

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

    http://www.housing.siu.edu. Applications should be submitted initially to the exchange contact.

    Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate?


    What kinds of health facilities are available at the university?

    Comprehensive health Center, http://shc.siu.edu including low cost prescriptions and eye care

    Are internships available?

    Yes, but not usually for semester only students. On a case by case basis

    Are student jobs available/allowed?

    Yes although we do not recommend this is a student’s first semester.

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  • Promotional Materials

    Please add links to promotional materials below

    Please keep in mind that these resources are here for partners to use to promote exchanges; this is not itself a promotional website. As such, please simply link to your promotional materials and refrain from embedding video or images on this page.

    University Video:

    University Image Library:

    University or Departmental Brochures:

    Last Updated

    23 May 2017