• General Information

    Full Name of University:

    Texas Tech University

    Number of Utrecht Network semesters you can accept during 2017/18 (not students):

    N/A

    General University Website:

    http://www.ttu.edu/

    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:

    http://www.depts.ttu.edu/international/studyabroad/

    Contact person for incoming and outgoing students:

    Bethany Kuwitzky
    Senior Study Abroad Counselor  
    Incoming Exchange Student Coordinator

    601 Indiana Avenue  |  Box 45004 |  Lubbock, TX 79409-5004
    Phone  806-834-5204  |  Fax 806-742-1286 
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    Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”

    https://ttu-sa.terradotta.com/

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

    No difference. 

    Other important notes

    N/A

    Last updated

    11/18/14

  • Academics

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

    Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
    Agribusiness, 
    Agricultural and Applied Economics,
    Agricultural Communications,
    Agricultural Education,
    Agriculture, 
    Animal Science, 
    Fisheries Science^, 
    Food Science, 
    Horticulture, 
    Landscape Architecture, 
    Plant and Soil Science, 
    Plant Protection, 
    Range Science,
    Soil Science, 
    Wildlife, Aquatic and Wildlands Science and Management, 
    Wildlife Science
    Architecture
    Architecture,
    Arts and Sciences
    Anthropology, 
    Atmospheric Science, 
    Biology, 
    Chemistry, 
    Communication Studies, 
    Economics, 
    English, 
    Environmental Toxicology, 
    Exercise and Sport Sciences, 
    Forensic Science, 
    Geography, 
    Geosciences,
    History, 
    Languages and Cultures, 
    Mathematics, 
    Microbiology, 
    Philosophy,
    Physics, 
    Physics–Applied Physics, 
    Political Science,
    Professional Science Master's, 
    Psychology, 
    Psychology–Clinical Psychology, 
    Psychology–Counseling Psychology,
    Psychology–General Experimental Psychology, 
    Public Administration, 
    Romance Languages (French or Spanish), 
    Sociology, 
    Statistics, 
    Technical Communication, 
    Technical Communication and Rhetoric, 
    Zoology, 

    Business
    Accounting, 
    Business Administration, 
    General Business, 
    International Business, 
    Management Information Systems, 

    Education
    Bilingual Education, 
    Counselor Education, 
    Curriculum and Instruction, 
    Educational Leadership, 
    Educational Psychology, 
    Elementary Education, 
    Higher Education, 
    Higher Education–Higher Education Research, 
    Instructional Technology, 
    Language Literacy Education, 
    Multidisciplinary Science, 
    Secondary Education, 
    Special Education,  

    Engineering
    Bioengineering, 
    Chemical Engineering, 
    Civil Engineering, 
    Computer Science, 
    Electrical Engineering, 
    Engineering, 
    Environmental Engineering, 
    Industrial Engineering, 
    Mechanical Engineering, 
    Petroleum Engineering, 
    Software Engineering, 
    Systems and Engineering Management, 
    Human Sciences
    Environmental Design, 
    Family and Consumer Sciences Education, 
    Hospitality Administration,
    Hospitality and Retail Management,
    Human Development and Family Studies, 
    Interior and Environmental Design, 
    Marriage and Family Therapy, 
    Nutritional Sciences, 
    Personal Financial Planning, 

    Media and Communication
    Mass Communications, 
    Visual and Performing Arts
    Art, 
    Arts Education, 
    Art History, 
    Music, M.M., D.M.A.
    Music Education, 
    Theatre Arts,

    Interdisciplinary Programs Offered by the Graduate School
    Arid Land Studies, 
    Biotechnology, 
    Interdisciplinary Studies, 
    Museum Science, 

    Some courses may have limited space. 
    * Students who are looking to study in the Rawls College of Business must meet all requirements including the 3.0 GPA requirement.

    Are graduate areas open for exchange?

    Yes

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

    Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
    Agribusiness, 
    Agricultural and Applied Economics,
    Agricultural Communications,
    Agricultural Education,
    Agriculture, 
    Animal Science, 
    Fisheries Science^, 
    Food Science, 
    Horticulture, 
    Landscape Architecture, 
    Plant and Soil Science, 
    Plant Protection, 
    Range Science,
    Soil Science, 
    Wildlife, Aquatic and Wildlands Science and Management, 
    Wildlife Science
    Architecture
    Architecture,
    Arts and Sciences
    Anthropology, 
    Atmospheric Science, 
    Biology, 
    Chemistry, 
    Communication Studies, 
    Economics, 
    English, 
    Environmental Toxicology, 
    Exercise and Sport Sciences, 
    Forensic Science, 
    Geography, 
    Geosciences,
    History, 
    Languages and Cultures, 
    Mathematics, 
    Microbiology, 
    Philosophy,
    Physics, 
    Physics–Applied Physics, 
    Political Science,
    Professional Science Master's, 
    Psychology, 
    Psychology–Clinical Psychology, 
    Psychology–Counseling Psychology,
    Psychology–General Experimental Psychology, 
    Public Administration, 
    Romance Languages (French or Spanish), 
    Sociology, 
    Statistics, 
    Technical Communication, 
    Technical Communication and Rhetoric, 
    Zoology, 

    Business
    Accounting, 
    Business Administration, 
    General Business, 
    International Business, 
    Management Information Systems, 

    Education
    Bilingual Education, 
    Counselor Education, 
    Curriculum and Instruction, 
    Educational Leadership, 
    Educational Psychology, 
    Elementary Education, 
    Higher Education, 
    Higher Education–Higher Education Research, 
    Instructional Technology, 
    Language Literacy Education, 
    Multidisciplinary Science, 
    Secondary Education, 
    Special Education,  

    Engineering
    Bioengineering, 
    Chemical Engineering, 
    Civil Engineering, 
    Computer Science, 
    Electrical Engineering, 
    Engineering, 
    Environmental Engineering, 
    Industrial Engineering, 
    Mechanical Engineering, 
    Petroleum Engineering, 
    Software Engineering, 
    Systems and Engineering Management, 
    Human Sciences
    Environmental Design, 
    Family and Consumer Sciences Education, 
    Hospitality Administration,
    Hospitality and Retail Management,
    Human Development and Family Studies, 
    Interior and Environmental Design, 
    Marriage and Family Therapy, 
    Nutritional Sciences, 
    Personal Financial Planning, 

    Media and Communication
    Mass Communications, 
    Visual and Performing Arts
    Art, 
    Arts Education, 
    Art History, 
    Music, M.M., D.M.A.
    Music Education, 
    Theatre Arts,

    Interdisciplinary Programs Offered by the Graduate School
    Arid Land Studies, 
    Biotechnology, 
    Interdisciplinary Studies, 
    Museum Science, 

    Some courses may have limited space. 
    * Students who are looking to study in the Rawls College of Business must meet all requirements including the 3.0 GPA requirement.

    Can advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?

    Yes, only if the department approves the student.  Not guaranteed.

    Can graduate student take undergraduate level courses?

    No

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

    Health Science Center

    Areas of study not available to exchange students

    name, title, full address, phone, fax, email:

    Health Science Center

    Websites for course offerings

    https://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/class_schedule/
    Please choose class schedule and the term. 

    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    For both undergraduate & graduate

    12 hour minimum and 15 hour maximum for undergraduate students
    9 hour minimum and maximum for graduate students

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

    If so, please provide summer school website.

    No

    Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?

    In Advance

    Language Requirements

    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language; www.toefl.org) - The minimum TOEFL score required is 550 (paper-based version) or 79 (internet-based version). The TOEFL score must be received directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS); Texas Tech University's institutional code is 6827. TOEFL scores are valid for only two years. 
    IELTS International English Language Testing Service; www.ielts.org) - The minimum IELTS required score is an overall band score of 6.5 on the Academic version; IELTS General Training results are not acceptable. There is no IELTS institution code for Texas Tech University. IELTS scores are valid for only two years. 
    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic; www.pearsonpte.com/pteacademic) - The minimum required PTE Academic score is 60. PTE General and PTE Young Learners results are not acceptable. There is no PTE Academic institution code for Texas Tech University. PTE Academic scores are valid for only two years. 
    Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (Cambridge CPE; http://www.cambridgeesol.org/exams/general-english/cpe.html) - The minimum required Cambridge CPE grade is C. There is no institutional code for the Cambridge CPE. The Cambridge CPE is valid for life. 
    Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (Cambridge CAE; http://www.cambridgeesol.org/exams/general-english/cae.html) - The minimum required Cambridge CAE grade is B. There is no institutional code for the Cambridge CAE. The Cambridge CAE is valid for life.
    A statement from your university (on letter heard) verifying your language capabilities in English are sufficient enough to attend courses in English.

    Language test certificate required?

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

    If test has been taken, please submit scores before arrival.

    Preparatory language course for incoming students?

    Indicate dates and costs

    http://www.els.edu/en/EnglishPrograms
    All cost associated with ELS will be incurred by the student.

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

    Exchange Coordinator will help with registration.  Students should be sure they meet all prerequisites.

    Additional Notes

    N/A

    Last updated

    11/18/14

  • Dates

    Host Application deadline for each term

    April 15th for Fall 
    September 15th for Spring

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    Fall August 25 - December 10
    Spring January 14 - May 12

    Examination period(s)

    Fall
    Final Exams: December 5 - 10
    Spring
    Final Exams: May 7 - 12

    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).

    No

    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

    January 13th-14th
    August 20th-22nd
    *Dates may change

    Course registration deadline

    Third class day

    Last updated

    11/18/14

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in US Dollars

    (broken down below)

    Housing

    $2628-$3396

    Meals

    $2945-$3895 plus $900 dining operations cost

    Books

    $800

    Local Transportation

    $50/week  free with TTU ID

    Health Insurance

    TTU Academic Health Plan, optional $799/semester

    Other

    (please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

    N/A

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

    Yes  It must meet the J-1 insurance requirements.

    Additional Notes

    N/A

    Last Updated

    11/18/14

  • Housing and Student Life

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

    Yes

    Housing options

    On campus
    Off campus housing assistance is not available.

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

    Exchange Coordinator
    http://housing.ttu.edu/

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

    Please list housing application deadline.

    The housing application is available in the exchange application.  Application should be submitted as soon as possible.

    What kinds of health facilities are available at the university?

    http://www.ttuhsc.edu/studenthealth/

    Are internships available?

    No

    Are student jobs available/allowed?

    Yes  J-1 students are allowed jobs on campus only and must be related to the student's field of study.

    Additional Notes

    N/A

    Last Updated

    11/18/14

  • Promotional Materials

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    Last Updated

    23 May 2017