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 2018||March 1, 2018||March 15, 2018|
|Academic Year 2018-2019||March 1, 2018||March 15, 2018|
|Spring 2018||October 1, 2017||October 15, 2017|
|Calendar Year 2018||October 1, 2017||October 15, 2017|
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
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:
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
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.
Step 5: Complete the Application Questionnaire sections, beginning with the “Application” section. Once you have completed the “Application” section, click on “Course Preference Document”. Scroll down the screen slightly and click to download the “Course Preference Form”. Complete the Course Preference Form by identifying TEN different courses that you would want to enroll in, in choice order from first choice to tenth choice. We ask for this many courses because course selection at UConn is not guaranteed, and only by identifying backup course choices are we able to best assist students. Please use the Exchange Course Preference Instructions document emailed to you when completing the “Course Preference Document” section of the online application.
Step 6: Upload the Course Preference Form online where you are prompted on the “Course Preference Document” webpage within the “Application Questionnaire” webpage.
Step 7: Upload a copy of your official TOEFL or IELTS score report. A passing TOEFL or IELTS score is required unless your native language is English or the entire academic program at your home university is taught in English.
Step 8: Upload an official copy of your academic transcript (record of courses and grades received) as a PDF document. Your official transcript must include a stamp, seal or signature from the records office at your home institution (e.g. Registrar’s Office).
Step 9: Upload a copy of your passport (the page with your picture and detailed information).
Step 10: In addition to submitting the required information and documentation via the online application, please also submit ALL of the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
-The completed Course Preference Form with ten different course choices.
-Your most recent official academic transcript in PDF format.
-A translation of the official transcript if not in English.
-A list of any courses/subjects you are currently studying that are not yet included in your transcript.
-Syllabi in PDF format of completed coursework indicating you have met enrollment requirements for your chosen courses. If the syllabus is not available in English, please provide the original syllabi and complete and submit the Syllabus Substitution Form for each prerequisite course. The Syllabus Substitution Form will be emailed to you with the Invitation to Apply instructions.