You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.
PLAN B: EVEN
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 Plan A Tuition & Fees: $7,706
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals: $6,409
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links
How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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UMass has esteemed faculty teaching in top-ranked departments. A recent building boom has created many state of the art academic facilities.
Over 50% of undergraduates live on campus. Our award winning dining services focuses on local and healthy food options. We have a new rec center and a great free public transportation system to get you all around the area.
UMass has every club and organization students might be interested in and our rural location offers a wealth of outdoor activities and the nearby town of Northampton has all of the amenities of a large city but with the same accessibility as Amherst.
Campus Location - UMass is a 1100 acre campus located in the rural college town of Amherst one hour north of Hartford CT, two hours west of Boston and three hours from New York City.
Helpful Information - On Campus Housing is guaranteed although preferences for specific areas can not always be met. Meal Plan is required if living on campus. Parking is available but will not be near where the student is living on campus. Off campus housing is plentiful but often requires a year lease and is rarely furnished. It is important for all students researching exchanges to check on the curriculum for their major at the host school - don't assume they are the same as at their home campus.
Nursing and Kinesiology are closed. Education is closed but access to lower level courses is available. UMass does not offer physical education courses or many one-credit classes. English Writing 112 is closed to exchange students. In most departments, the course that fulfills the "UMass Junior Year Writing Requirement" will be closed to exchange students. Courses that satisfy the Integrative Experience requirement (see course description) are closed to exchange students. Departments may restrict specific courses without notice.Limitations
Courses in Communication, Computer Science, English, Journalism, Psychology and ALL majors in the School of Management, including Hospitality and Tourism Mgmt and Sport Mgmt and all majors in the College of Engineering are usually limited to majors. ISOM and Engineering majors must also have completed equivalent UMass pre-reqs. Architecture (NAAB accredited schools only), Studio Art, Dance, and Music classes are only available to BFA/Art, Dance, and Music declared majors and may require portfolio submission for access to studio courses. Studio work space is also extremely limited. Music Lessons are not always available, even to declared majors.Special Options
Honors Access: Yes
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Agriculture: Animal Sciences, Plant Science, Soil Science
Architecture: Architecture, Landscape Architecture/Design
Area Studies: Afro-American Studies, Judaic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Russian Studies, Scandinavian Studies
Art/Design/Fine Art: Art History, Studio Art
Athletics: Sports Management/Administration
Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Microbiology, Molecular Biology
Business: Accounting, Finance and Operation Management, Management, Marketing
Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry
Communications: Communication, Journalism
Criminal Justice: Legal Studies
Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Geology, Geosciences
Economics: Economics, Resource Economics
Engineering: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
English: Comparative Literature, English, Linguistics
Environmental Studies: Environmental Design, Environmental Sciences, Fisheries Science, Natural Resources, Sustainability Studies, Wildlife Conservation
Food Science: Food Science, Nutrition
Foreign Language: Arabic (some courses), Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
General Studies: Classical Studies
Geography and Urban Studies: Geography
Health and Safety Sciences: Public Health
Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Tourism Management
Information Studies: Computer Science
Military Sciences: Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC
Performing Arts: Dance, Music, Theater Arts/Drama
Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy
Political Science: Political Science
Sociology/Social Work: Gender Studies, Sociology
Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders
Technology: Construction Technology
Figures are current as of 8/1/2017.
Important Notes: URGENT: International Students MUST pay the UMass supplemental student health insurance. For others, the Student Health Insurance is waivable with proof of approved insurance. Home school health insurance (i.e. insurance supplied by your home school) is not always approved. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS CANNOT WAIVE THE HEALTH INSURANCE.
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.
For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.
Full year housing contract can be retracted if student is only attending one semester if appropriate deadlines are met. If deadlines are not met, housing cancellation fees can be significant. Students living off campus should make sure they are on a Bus Line.
Meal Plans Per Semester
We have a nationally recognized, award winning food service here at UMass. Excellent vegetarian, vegan, gluten free options.