• General Information

    Full Name of University:

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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

    4; 2 each semester

    (2018/19: 1; working to regain a balance and then will accept more students)

    General University Website:


    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:


    Contact person for incoming students:

    Haley French-Sloan, Education Abroad and Exchange Student Coordinator
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    1248 R St. Love South 110
    Lincoln, NE 68588-4107 USA
    Phone: 402-472-5358
    Fax: 402-472-5383
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Contact person for outgoing students:

    Haley French-Sloan, Education Abroad and Exchange Student Coordinator
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln 
    1248 R St. Love South 110
    Lincoln, NE 68588-4107 USA
    Phone: 402-472-5358
    Fax: 402-472-5383
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”


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

    Both undergraduate and graduate students will apply using the same process described on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Education Abroad website here: http://educationabroad.unl.edu/application-process

    Other important notes


    Last updated

    February 2019

  • Academics

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

    Colleges of Agriculture (agricultural biochemistry, agricultural economics, agricultural education, agronomy, animal science, entomology, food science & technology, forestry, fisheries & wildlife, horticulture, integrated pest management, mechanized agriculture, natural resources, plant pathology); Architecture (architecture, community & regional planning); Arts and Sciences (anthropology, archaeology, biological sciences, chemistry, classics, comparative literature, economics, English, environmental health, French, geography, geology, German, global studies, history, Japanese, Latin American studies, mathematics, meteorology, philosophy, physics & astronomy, political science, psychology, recreation, Russian, sociology, Spanish, speech communication, speech, urban studies, Western European studies, women's studies); Business Administration AACSB (accounting, actuarial science, economics, finance, management, marketing); Engineering ABET (agricultural, chemical, civil, electrical, computer science, construction management, engineering mechanics, industrial & management systems, mechanical); Fine and Performing Arts (art, art history, dance, dramatic art, music, music education, theatre arts); Journalism (advertising, broadcasting, news editorial, general journalism); Education and Human Sciences (business, vocational, educational administration, educational psychology, history & philosophy of education, health, education & family resources, human development & the family, human nutrition & food service management, textiles, clothing & design.

    Are graduate areas open for exchange?


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

    Many of the same areas listed above are open to graduate students as well. Please contact the Coordinator listed above for more information if you wish to take graduate level courses.

    Can advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?


    Can graduate students 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

    Law, Dentistry, Medicine, Elementary and Secondary Education

    Websites for course offerings

    Website for undergraduate course offerings: http://bulletin.unl.edu/undergraduate/ (contains course descriptions; course offerings not known until after student applies). Website for gradute course offerings: http://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/bulletin (contains course descriptions; course offerings not known until after student applies)

    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    For both undergraduate & graduate

    Required minimum for undergraduate students: 12 credit hours. Required minimum for graduate students: 9 credit hours. Maximum hours allowed per semester for undergraduate range from 17-20 depending which college (faculty) the student is enrolled in. Maximum hours allowed per semester for graduate students is 15.

    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?

    In Advance

    Language Requirements

    English proficiency required, see below for requirements.

    Language test certificate required?

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

    English language proficiency is satisfied by an official score on the Test of English as a Second Language (TOEFL). A minimum TOEFL of 523 (paper) or 70 (Internet with 20 writing subscore) is required for undergraduate exchange students. A 550 (paper) or 79 (internet) is the minimum TOEFL score required for graduate exchange students with some departments requiring higher scores. University of Nebraska-Lincoln TOEFL code = 6877.
    Alternate proof of English proficiency: IELTS 6.0 composite (5.5 writing subscore).

    If English is a non-native language, the above requirements must be satisfied upon application/before admission

    Preparatory language course for incoming students?

    Contact coordinator

    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?

    Students typically choose classes from the undergraduate and graduate bulletin. This is a complete listing of courses and not all courses are taught every semester. Please include a list of alternate courses. The exchange coordinator assists with registration. Students should be aware they are only able to take one online course per semester. Students should also be aware they are generally unable to take major Capstone courses - contact Coordinator for more information on which courses are Capstone courses.

    Additional Notes


    Last updated

    3 February 2017

  • Dates

    Host Application deadline for each term

    Fall: May 1
    Spring: October 1

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    Fall classes start: August 21, 2017
    Fall classes end: December 9, 2017
    Spring classes start: January 8, 2018
    Spring classes end: April 28, 2018

    Examination period(s)

    Examinations required.
    Fall: December 11-15, 2017
    Spring: April 30-May 4, 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

    International Student Orientation is mandatory. Website for international orientation: http://nse.unl.edu/international.aspx. Orientation occurs the week before classes begin each semester. There is no cost associated with orientation.

    Course registration deadline

    Registration begins upon acceptance by UNL. Registration concludes the end of the first week of classes

    Last updated

    3 February 2017

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in US Dollars

    (broken down below)

    2025.00 (TOTAL estimated cost for one semester exchange student is $10,304.00)




    Included in housing (7-day meal plan)



    Local Transportation

    Included in other

    Health Insurance



    (please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

    600.00 (laundry, transportation, extra meals/snacks, etc.)

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

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

    Yes Comparable health insurance is allowed but the University Health Center must approve the coverage before waiving the required university health insurance.

    Additional Notes


    Last Updated

    3 February 2017

  • Housing and Student Life

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

    On-campus housing is available and guaranteed for exchange students. Students will gain access to the housing application when they are admitted to the university. 

    Housing options

    UNL has various residence halls on campus including traditional, suite-style, and apartment-style options. 

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

    Housing website: http://housing.unl.edu/. Contact exchange Coordinator with questions about housing.

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

    Please list housing application deadline.

    The housing application is separate from the regular application. Students apply for housing online after they have been admitted to the university.

    What kinds of health facilities are available at the university?

    The University Health Center is primarily a medical and dental clinic and a pharmacy but also includes physical therapy, radiology, nutrition and counseling.

    Are internships available?


    Are student jobs available/allowed?

    Yes Students must work with the International Student and Scholars Office to ensure compliance with immigration laws.

    Additional Notes

    Exchange students are required to arrive in Lincoln in time to attend international student orientation, which is typically held before the residence halls open for the semester. This means that students will need to arrange for early arrival if they want to stay in the residence halls prior to their official open date. Students will complete an early arrival check-in form on the housing portal to arrange early arrival. Early move-in is currently charged at a rate of $32.00 per night.

    Last Updated

    3 February 2017

  • 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