• General Information

    Full Name of University:

    West Virginia University

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


    General University Website:


    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:


    Contact person for incoming and outgoing students:

    Michael Bloom
    Education Abroad Coordinator
    Office of Global Affairs
    B-3 Purinton House PO Box 6313
    Morgantown, WV 26506
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    Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”

    Student can contact us via e-mail for instructions, mbloom4@mail.wvu.edu

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

    Graduate students must receive pre-approval from the WVU program within which they intend to study. Student can contact us via e-mail for instructions, mbloom4@mail.wvu.edu

    Other important notes


    Last updated

    February 2019

  • Academics

    Are graduate areas open for exchange?

    The exchange is designed to be an undergraduate only exchange. Special circumstances for interested grad students can be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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

    All areas for which students are academically qualified. https://admissions.wvu.edu/academics/majors

    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

    The following areas of study are not open to exchange students: Law, Medicine, MBA

    Websites for course offerings


    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    For both undergraduate & graduate

    Min = 12 credits (undergraduate) & 9 credits (grad)
    Max = 18 credits (undergraduate)

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

    If so, please provide summer school website.

    No, summer courses are not available.

    Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?

    In Advance: An academic advisor will contact students regarding registration in advance, however, students may adjust their schedule up until the end of the first week of classes.

    Language Requirements


    Language test certificate required?

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

    An official IELTS score of 6.0 For IELTS test information, visit www.ielts.org
    An official TOEFL score of 500 (on the paper-based test) or 61 (on the internet-based test).
    For TOEFL test information, visit www.ets.org

    Preparatory language course for incoming students?

    Indicate dates and costs

    WVU Intensive English Program

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

    An academic advisor will work with students to remove pre-requisite and major requirements. Some courses have a limited number of seats, capacity overrides for exchange students cannot be guaranteed for all courses.

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  • Dates

    Host Application deadline for each term

    March 1st for Fall or Academic Year
    September 15th for Spring

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    Fall 2018:  August 15th, 2017 ~~ December 15th 2017; Mandatory Orientation will be held the week before classes start. Dates TBD.

    Examination period(s)

    Fall 2017: December 10th-December 14th

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


    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

    Students are required to arrive the week before classes begin to move into housing and attend international student orientation. The only expense is for meals and accommodation before their housing contract begins.

    Course registration deadline

    Students must register for full-time credit hours before the end of the first week of classes.

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  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in US Dollars

    (broken down below)


    $500-$1,000 per month


    $300 per month


    $500 per semester

    Local Transportation

    $200 per month

    Health Insurance

    $300 per month


    Education Abroad Administative Fee: $150 per semester

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

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

    Yes, if a waiver is submitted and approved on time.

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  • Housing and Student Life

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

    On-Campus Housing is provided to incoming exchange students and application materials are sent upon successful nomination.

    Housing options

    On-campus residence halls plus apartments within walking distance of campus. Students can choose to pursue off campus but will not be able to gain assistance from the office. Students over the age of 23 are not permitted to living in on-campus residence halls.

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)


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

    Please list housing application deadline.

    Application for housing is completed online through their WVU student account after admission.

    What kinds of health facilities are available at the university?

    Health Clinic

    Are internships available?


    Are student jobs available/allowed?

    Conditional upon the terms of their Visa

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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: https://youtu.be/cW2e_1Wnyj4

    University Image Library: http://photos.wvu.edu/

    University or Departmental Brochures: https://issuu.com/dmolsen/docs/internationalviewbook_web

    Last Updated

    23 Oct 2017