• General Information

    Full Name of University:

    University of Nebraska at Omaha

    Number of Utrecht Network semesters you can accept during 2018/19 (not students):

    14 semesters

    General University Website:


    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:


    Contact person for incoming and outgoing students:

    Emily Hassenstab
    Manager of Education Abroad and Global Partnerships
    6001 Dodge St., ASH 220B
    Omaha, NE 68182
    phone 1-402-554-2293, fax 1-402-554-2949
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

    Nominated students should visit https://www.unomaha.edu/international-studies-and-programs/study-abroad/incoming-exchange/apply.php and complete the application form found there. Complete supporting documents should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in one email.

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

    Non-degree undergraduate and graduate admissions apply though the same application. It is required that undergraduate students have at least a B1 English proficiency and graduate students have at least a B2-C1 English language proficiency for admission.

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  • Academics

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

    Art History, Area Studies, Bioinformatics, Biology, Biomechanics, Biotechnology, Black Studies, Business Administration, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer and Information Sciences, Construction Management, Creative Writing, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity, Early Childhood Education, Education, Economics, Elementary Education, Elementary Education: Special Education, Engineering, Emergency Management, English Language and Literature, Environmental Science, Exercise Science, Foreign Languages and Literature (French, German, Spanish, limited Japanese and limited Russian), Geography, Geology, Gerontology, History, Health Sciences, International Studies, IT Innovation, Journalism and Media Communication, Latino/Latin American Studies, Library Science, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Physical Sciences, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Social Sciences, Religion, Secondary Education, Secondary Education: Special Education, Social Work, Sociology, Speech-Language Pathology, Studio Art, Theater, Visual and Performing Arts, Women's and Gender Studies


    Are graduate areas open for exchange?

    Yes, pending approval from graduate college and department.

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

    Accounting, Athletic Training, Biology, Biomedicalinformatics, Business Administration, Communication, Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Counseling, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Critical and Creative Thinking, Cybersecurity, Economics, Educational Leadership, Elementary Education, English, Exercise Science, Geography, Social Gerontology, Health, Physical Education & Recreation, History, Information Technology, Language Teaching, Literacy, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Mathematics for Teachers, Music, Political Science, Public Administration, School Psychology, Secondary Education, Social Work, Sociology, Special Education, Speech-Language Pathology, Theater, Urban Studies, Writing

    All Psychology unavailable.

    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

    Psychology (graduate level)

    Areas of study not available to exchange students

    Architecture, Psychology (graduate), and Interior Design. Education courses are limited.

    Websites for course offerings


    Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

    For both undergraduate & graduate

    12-15 credits, undergraduate
    9-15 credits, graduate (9-12 hours recommended)

    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. Students will receive advising over email and permit numbers for registration.

    Language Requirements

    English language proficiency required. B2-C1 proficiency required.

    Language test certificate required?

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

    Before admission students will submit the English Language Proficiency Form proving B2-C1 proficiency and any supporting documents.
    Undergraduate Students: 61 IBT, 500 TOEFL or 6 IELTS
    Graduate Students: varies by program, C1 or 80 TOEFL

    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?

    Students accepted to our program will receive assistance with course registration through the Education Abroad Office after admission and prior to arrival.

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    Host Application deadline for each term

    Fall 2018: May 15
    Spring 2019: November 15
    *Late applications will be considered based on availability of housing and exchange openings. These deadlines are usually flexible. Nomination deadlines one month before application deadlines.

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    Fall 2017: August 21 - December 15
    Spring 2018: January 8 - May 3

    Mandatory International Student Orientation takes place during the week preceding semester start dates.

    Examination period(s)

    Fall 2018: December 10 - December 13
    Spring 2019: April 29 - May 2

    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, there is no break.

    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    International Student Orientations are held the week prior to the start of each new term. All new students are required to attend the orientation. Visit http://world.unomaha.edu/advising/getting_started.php for the most up to date orientation schedules.

    Arrival Dates: August 13-14, 2018 (fall), January 2, 2019 (spring)

    Course registration deadline

    Students should try to complete registration prior to arrival if possible as courses fill quickly. Course registration must be complete prior to the first day of classes.

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  • Cost

    Total cost estimates per month in US Dollars

    (broken down below)


    (approx.) $600 per month ($3396/semester)


    (depending on habits, approx.) $400 per month, kitchen available in student housing.


    (approx.) $500 per term

    Local Transportation

    (approx.) $100 per month

    Health Insurance

    (approx.) $950 per term

    **Note insurance requirement for international students: https://www.unomaha.edu/student-life/wellness/health-services/insurance-policy.php


    (please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

    Personal expenses (approx.) $1815.00

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

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

    Exchange students are allowed to apply for a waiver, HOWEVER WAIVERS ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN. All waiver criteria must be met for a waiver to be approved. See https://www.unomaha.edu/student-life/wellness/health-services/insurance-policy.php for waiver criteria.

    Beginning January 1, 2017, all UNO international students will be required to be enrolled in the United Health Care Health and Dental Insurance plan. Waivers will only be reviewed for students who have an active financial guarantee or have a US based employer plan. Students who are eligible to waive coverage under the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) must submit a waiver application and all required documentation by the Waiver Deadline Date. Any student who is covered under a health insurance plan that does not meet all of the applicable requirements will not be allowed to waive out of SHIP.

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  • Housing and Student Life

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

    Yes, all students are required to live in on-campus, apartment style housing and receive application information via Mavlink after admissions. Reminder emails will come from the Manager of Education Abroad or International Student Advisors.

    Housing options

    On-Campus Housing: University Village recommended. Allows for a one semester policy. Maverick Village is also approved, although only recommended for academic year placements.

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

    UNO Housing: 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. Fall: May 31, Spring: November 30

    Housing applications can be completed via MavLINK once the student has completed the UNO admissions process.

    What kinds of health facilities are available at the university?

    UNO has a full service health center which includes robust personal fitness options, student health, and counseling services.

    http://studenthealth.unomaha.edu/index.php; http://www.unomaha.edu/student-life/wellness/index.php
    Student Health Services (Full time registered nursing staff, part time doctor on staff)
    University Counseling Services (personal, academic, career)
    University Gymnasium (track, weightlifting, pool, group fitness and cycling)

    Are internships available?

    Yes, under the provisions for J1 visa requirements for "Academic Training." In past years, Utrecht Network students have had success at finding their own internship placements. Students must consult with International Office if planning to participate in an internship.

    Are student jobs available/allowed?

    Yes, however the availability of student worker positions are very limited.

    Additional Notes

    Recommended UNO web page highlights:
    Enjoy the city of Omaha: www.omaha.com/
    Campus Recreation: http://www.unomaha.edu/student-life/involvement/index.php r/
    Outdoor Venture Center: http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/ovc/index.php

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  • Promotional Materials

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    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.

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