Incoming Students

How To Apply

The Application Process

Once you have applied and been nominated through your home institution, you will be required to complete the online application process for the University of Connecticut. Application instructions will be provided to you in an email once you have been nominated by your home institution.


 Term       Application Deadline   Decision Date         
Fall 2019   March 1, 2019  March 15, 2019
Academic Year 2019-2020   March 1, 2019  March 15, 2019
Spring 2020  October 1, 2019  October 15, 2019
Calendar Year 2020  October 1, 2019  October 15, 2019


Academic Requirements: You must have the minimum equivalent of a 3.0 on a 4.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) scale and have completed 2 semesters at your home university to be eligible to apply. English Proficiency: You may be required to submit an official copy of your TOEFL or IELTS test results with your application. The minimum required scores for acceptance are as follows: IBT TOEFL: 79 CBT TOEFL: 213 IELTS: 6.5 You will not be required to submit an official copy of your TOEFL or IELTS test results if one or more of the following conditions applies to you: -You are a native English speaker -You attend an institution where all courses at the institution are taught in English Exchange students nominated from the following universities are not required to submit proof of English proficiency:
Cardiff University McGill University University of Adelaide
University of Auckland University of Birmingham University of Edinburgh
University of Essex University of Glasgow University of Hong Kong
National University Singapore University College Maastricht University of Melbourne
University of Nottingham University of Nottingham - Ningbo University of Queensland
University of New South Wales University College Dublin University of Warwick
University of Wollongong University College Utrecht The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

This information is intended only for international students who have already been nominated to UConn on an exchange program and have been notified of their nomination by their home university exchange coordinator.

UConn requires additional information from you in order to formally accept you as an incoming exchange student

To start an application as an incoming exchange student, please click the red "Application System" button at the bottom of the page.

Once you have done this, you will be re-directed to the application system where you must again click “Apply Now”

Then, you must follow these directions:

Step 1: Click the “APPLY NOW” button located at the top or bottom of the page. Where you are asked to “Please indicate how you will be logging in:” click the bottom button, “I do not have login credentials to this site”, then click “submit”

Step 2: Fill out the various “New User Form” fields with pertinent information – NOTE: Please fill out the application using your name as it is issued on your passport. This is vital to ensure your application is received without error.

Step 3: After checking your home institution in the “Partner Institution” list, and clicking “Create Account”, a message will be sent to the email account you provided above. The message should contain your login and password information.

Step 4: After you have been assigned a username and have confirmed your password, you will be given your own personal online application page. At that point, you will be prompted to enter your home addresses and emergency contact information. Once your information has been saved, you will be brought to your online application where you will be asked to complete an Application Questionnaire. All materials must be submitted by March 1st for participation in the Fall 2018 or Academic Year 2018 exchange program. The Spring 2018 and Calendar Year 2018 application deadline is October 1st. Please ensure you select the correct term for which you are applying otherwise you will have problems with your DS-2019 form which is needed to apply for a J-1 visa. If you are nominated and are attending UConn for two semesters (example: the full Academic Year) please be sure to select "Academic Year 2018" and not "Fall 2018". It is very important to select the correct term of your exchange in the application system.


Application System