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  • Fall 08/24-12/16
  • Spring 01/11-05/05

Tuition & Payments
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
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Campus Diversity
0%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
0%Two or more races

Campus Links
Home Page
Outgoing Students
Incoming Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office

The University of Kentucky is in the heart of the Bluegrass region in Lexington, KY, which is known as the Horse Capital of the World. In this thriving community the opportunities are boundless. Lexington features a diverse cityscape. From its vibrant downtown, which supports infill and historic preservation projects, to its famed horse farms. The University is a land-grant instituation that has entered an unprecedented period of growth and high aspiration with the goal of becomming one of the top 20 institutions in higher learning in the country. UK's William T. Young Library is among the world's leading research libraries. Its book endowment is the largest among public universitites and ranks second only to Harvard University among all the nations universities. Currently, UK's 11 colleges, 5 professional schools, and a world class medical center support more than 30,000 students.

Campus Location - The University of Kentucky is located in Lexington, KY, which is in the central portion of the state. UK is close to many major destinations and attractions.

Helpful Information - We have a vibrant campus life with many students living on campus. We also have a great number of off campus residence within walking distance. Our students have the opportunity to get involved in various student organizations and clubs to enhance their academic life. UK has a great tradition in athletics that is almost unmatched by other universities. Our campus, in the heart of the bluegrass state, is beautiful, lively, and inviting.

Closed Programs
Communication, Health Sciences, and Nursing.

Some upper-level courses have prerequisites that limit enrollment to majors only. Registration is limited in fields such as architecture and engineering. Upper division business courses are very difficult to obtain.

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes
Study Abroad Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Agricultural Biology, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Communications, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Sciences, Agriculture Biology, Agronomy, Animal Sciences, Crop Science/Management, Equine Technology, Horse Management, Horticulture, Land Resources, Plant and Soil Systems, Plant Science, Soil Science

Anthropology: Anthropology

Architecture: Architecture, Landscape Architecture/Design

Area Studies: Afro-American Studies, Chinese Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Hispanic Studies, International Studies, Japanese Studies, Russian Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Arts Administration, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Digital Arts, Drawing, Fiber-Fabric, Interior Design, Media Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art, Theater Art

Athletics: Exercise Science, Health and Fitness Teaching, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology, Botany/Plant Sciences, Neuroscience

Business: Accounting, Finance/Banking, Management, Marketing, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Journalism

Consumer and Family Studies: Family Economics and Resource Management, Family Science/Services, Family Studies

Earth Sciences: Atmospheric Sciences, Earth Science, Geology

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Home Economics, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Mathematics, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, Technical Education, Technology Education, Vocational Education

Engineering: Agricultural Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mineral/Mining Engineering

English: English, Linguistics

Environmental Studies: Conservation, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources, Sustainability Studies

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Merchandising, Textiles and Clothing

Food Science: Food Science, Nutrition

Foreign Language: Arabic (some courses), Chinese, Chinese (some courses), Classical Languages, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish

Forestry: Forestry

General Studies: Classical Studies, Gender Studies, Individualized Degree Program

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Rural Community Development

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Clinical Laboratory Science, Communication Disorders, Dietetics, Exercise Science, Health Education, Health Promotion, Health Science, Kinesiology, Public Health

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Tourism and Travel, Tourism Management

Information Studies: Computer Science

Interdisciplinary Studies: New Media

International Studies: International Studies

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Mathematical Economics, Mathematics, Statistics

Military Sciences: Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, Military Sciences

Performing Arts: Dance, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Performance, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Pre-Professional : Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional, Optometry Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Community Services, Gender Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Womens Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders

Quick Links Registration Priority
  • Before seniors
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 527 paper, 197 computer or 71 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan B: 19
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 7/21/2016.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee: $50 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $150 Year Plan B Mandatory
ID Card: $15 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $296 Year Plan B Optional

Important Notes: The housing deposit is only required for those students seeking to live in on-campus housing.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $2166 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
  • Figures are current as of 7/21/2016.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $5,678 (includes meals)
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $600
  • Proximity to campus: very close
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Most common room type on our campus is a 2 Bedroom Suite $4,200 per semester.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1,420 per semester for 7 meals per week.
  • $1,930 per semester for 14 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
There are other meal plans available for packages of meals per week. Speak with Housing Contract to discuss the best meal plan for you while living on campus.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.