• General Information

    Full Name of University:

    University of Oklahoma

    Number of Utrecht Network semesters you can accept during 2016/17 (not students):

    20

    General University Website:

    http://www.ou.edu

    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:

    www.ou.edu/internationalexchange

    Contact person for incoming and outgoing students:

    Incoming: Katie Richardson, Exchange Student Coordinator  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

    729 Elm Avenue, Room 144, Norman OK  73019
    (p) 405-325-3337, (f) 405-325-0197

    Outgoing: Loy Macari, Senior Study Abroad Adviser  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

    729 Elm Avenue, Room 144, Norman OK  73019
    (p) 405-325-1693, (f) 405-325-7387

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

    studyabroad.ou.edu (“Application Login”)

    The Exchange Student Coordinator creates applications based on nominations; students cannot create their own applications.  The Exchange Student Coordinator contacts nominated students via email, notifying them once an application has been created and providing them with detailed instructions on the application process.

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

    They have the same process.

    Other important notes

    All documents for the application process must be uploaded as electronic files through the online system before the student can be admitted in the main OU Admissions system. Original documents or hard copy applications will NOT be accepted, as our application process is conducted completely online.

    Last updated

    01/12/17

  • Academics

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

    College of Architecture, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, College of Business, College of Earth & Energy, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, College of Journalism & Mass Communication, College of International Studies, College of Law 

    There are many departments within each college at the University of Oklahoma.  More detail is available on this website.

    Are graduate areas open for exchange?

    Yes - all courses at the graduate-level must be approved by the department, regardless of the student’s level at his/her home institution. Additionally, no graduate-level coursework taken while on exchange at the University of Oklahoma may later be applied to a University of Oklahoma degree if the student returns to OU.

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

    College of Architecture, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, College of Earth & Energy, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, College of Journalism & Mass Communication, College of International Studies, College of Law

    There are many departments within each college at the University of Oklahoma.  More detail is available on this website.

    Can advanced undergraduate students take graduate level courses?

    Yes - subject to departmental approval 

    Can graduate students take undergraduate level courses?

    Yes

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

    None

    Areas of study not available to exchange students

    Coursework offered at the OU Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City or the OU Tulsa campus

         --Ex: Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Telecommunications

    College of Continuing Education coursework

         --Ex: Aviation, Administrative Leadership, Liberal Studies, Criminal Justice

    College of Business coursework at the graduate level (numbered 5000 and above)

         --Ex: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Management, Marketing & Supply Chain Management, and Management Information Systems

    Department of Economics coursework at the graduate level (and some at the undergraduate level)

    Department of Energy Management

    Websites for course offerings

    classnav.ou.edu

    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    For both undergraduate & graduate

    All exchange students are considered “non-degree” (no undergraduate v. graduate distinction).
    Minimum: 12 OU credits
    Maximum: 15 OU credits

    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 – Students should send course registration requests to the Exchange Student Coordinator who works on permissions and enrollment.  Full-time enrollment cannot be guaranteed in advance and may continue upon arrival.

    Upon Arrival – Students may also register for courses after arrival, as they have the first two weeks of the semester to finalize their schedule.

    Language Requirements

    iBT TOEFL:
    Undergraduate coursework: 61, Graduate coursework: 79, College of Law: 90

    IELTS:
    Undergraduate coursework: 6.0, Graduate coursework: 6.5, College of Law: 7.0

    On a case-by-case basis, this requirement can be waived by the Exchange Student Coordinator if the student comes from a university with sufficient English classes.

    Language test certificate required?

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

    International TOEFL or IELTS score required at the time of nomination – the certificate cannot be more than 2 years old from the time of intended study at OU.  For example, if the student wishes to participate on exchange in Fall 2017, the language score certificate must be from August 2015 or more recent.

    Preparatory language course for incoming students?

    Indicate dates and costs

    None

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

    All course registration and enrollment is handled by the Exchange Student Coordinator.  Departmental restrictions are highlighted above, and course approvals are based upon prerequisite coursework and language ability.  All concerns about course availability and eligibility can be directed to the Exchange Student Coordinator.

    Additional Notes

    N/A

    Last updated

    03/20/17

  • Dates

    Application deadline for each term

    Deadline to nominate for Fall: 15 March
    Deadline to complete application for Fall: 15 April

    Deadline to nominate for Spring: 15 September
    Deadline to complete application for Spring: 10 October

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    http://www.ou.edu/admissions/academic_calendar

    Examination Period(s)

    Fall: mid December
    Spring: early May

    Examinations take place in the week following the last class session, according to the Academic Calendar above.

    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)

    There is no break between courses and exams.

    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

    Students are asked to arrive to campus one week prior to the first day of classes.

    The New International Student Orientation (NISO) experience includes four components:
    1)    a pre-departure Mandatory Internet Orientation, covering topics in immigration, healthy and safety, and academic and social integrity
    2)    Airport Transport where students are greeted by OU students and staff at the airport and shuttled to campus
    3)    an ISS Arrival Appointment where students report to the International Student Services office to complete immigration-related tasks
    4)    Crimson Connection, a required, in-person orientation on campus where students are introduced to various aspects of OU and get to meet fellow international students

    The NISO Experience is mandatory; students are charged $200 for the NISO Experience in their first semester on campus.  Crimson Connection takes place on Wednesday before classes in Fall and on Thursday before classes in Spring.

    Course registration deadline

    Students may request courses prior to arrival, but full course registration is not guaranteed until the second week of classes.  All effort is made to enroll students prior to arrival, but students should be flexible and should expect changes.

    Last updated

    01/12/17

  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in US Dollars

    (broken down below)

    Housing

    $2400 per semester for Traditions Square, $1200 per semester for Kraettli (paid by semester prior to arrival)

    Meals

    Meal plans (optional): $263 for block plan of 25 meals

    Regular grocery expenses: $400-600 per month, depending on student needs

    Books

    $250-500 per semester

    Local Transportation

    $25-50 (free university bus system)

    Health Insurance

    Approximately $550-700 per semester

    Other

    (please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

    It is recommend that students bring $300-500 per month for personal expenses.


    $20 SoonerCard ID
    $75 International Maintenance Student Fee (each semester)
    $50 Exchange Student Program Fee (each semester)

    Students must be prepared to show bank statements in support of the Form DS-2019 immigration document.  Students must demonstrate access to $7500 US if staying for one semester or $13,000 US if staying for one year.

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

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

    Yes – In order to waive the OU Student Health Plan insurance, the student’s home insurance must meet the strict criteria outlined on the Human Resources Offices: http://hr.ou.edu/Students/Student-GA-Health-Insurance/Norman#4175145-international-students   The application to waive coverage is completed online after arrival; all documentation must be in English.

    Additional Notes

    N/A

    Last Updated

    01/12/17

  • Housing and Student Life

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

    Yes – Housing contracts are created based on the preference indicated by the student in his/her program application.  The students will then be contacted by the Housing Office to complete their contract and their rent payment. While OU cannot guarantee on-campus housing for all exchange students, every effort will be made to house exchange students on campus who meet the deadlines communicated to them by the Exchange Student Coordinator.

    Off-campus housing is available, but this is not facilitated through the International Student Services Office.  Off-campus housing options are generally only feasible for exchange students planning to study at the University of Oklahoma for a full academic year.

    Housing options

    Traditions Square (apartments)
    Kraettli Complex (apartments)
    Off-campus

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

    housing.ou.edu 
    Luis Salvatierra, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

    Please list housing application deadline.

    The housing application is separate, but it is managed through the Exchange Student Coordinator once initial applications are approved online.  The housing application deadline is specified in email correspondence with the students.  Payment is required at the time of contract completion.

    What kinds of health facilities are available at the university?

    Goddard Health Center, goddard.ou.edu or ou.edu/healthservices

    Are internships available?

    No

    Are student jobs available/allowed?

    No

    Additional Notes

    Oklahoma state law requires that all students who enroll as a full-time or part-time student in an Oklahoma public or private postsecondary institution provide documentation of vaccinations against Hepatitis B (three doses) and measles, mumps and rubella (MMR - two doses).  The University of Oklahoma policy requires students who hold US visas to provide evidence of having been tested for Tuberculosis within six months prior to attending classes for the first time; this can also be completed for free upon arrival.

    Last Updated

    01/12/17

  • 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:

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    University or Departmental Brochures:

    Last Updated

    23 May 2017