Exchange Students: Contact Us

Partner Universities

Study Away Programs has established student exchange programs with the following universities:

  • Ashikaga Institute of Technology
  • Charles Darwin University in Australia
  • Heilongjiang University in China
  • IHECS in Belgium
  • Maynooth University in Ireland
  • Radboud University in the Netherlands
  • Roskilde University in Denmark
  • Saitama University in Japan
  • Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea
  • University Grenoble Alpes in France
  • University of Colima in Mexico
  • University of Hull in England
  • University of Valencia in Spain

Application Process

Students from these universities who are interested in studying at UIS for a semester or for a year should contact their home international office to initiate the application process.

Once nominated by the home institution, students will need to complete the Exchange Student Application.  In addition to the form, students will need to submit the following using the Submission of Additional Documents webform or via email:

  • An official transcript of your academic record
  • A letter from your home institution nominating you as an exchange student (if not already sent to Study Away Programs)
  • A TOEFL test score or the equivalent if your first language is not English
  • A financial aid affidavit confirming sufficient funds for the term of study. The approximate costs for room and board for one semester are $5500.
  • A photocopy of your passport information and signature pages.

Once admitted to UIS exchange students will be issued a “Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status” form – the DS2019 – which will be used to apply for a J-1, exchange visitor visa. Information on this process may be found in the links in the center panel.

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