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On Campus:20%
  • Fall 09/25-12/08
  • Winter 01/08-03/23
  • Spring 04/02-06/15

Tuition & Payments
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
1:1 EVEN - Host campus accepts students first from campuses that accept its students.

Estimated Per Quarter
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Quarter
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
1%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
7%Two or more races

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Campus Detail Info
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How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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The University of Oregon was founded over 125 years ago. Its students have access to a broad curriculum and internationally-recognized researchers and scholars. Architecture, biological sciences, economics, psychology, journalism, and music programs are highly ranked. The 295-acre campus is large enough for students to experience a comprehensive research university yet small enough to foster personal interaction with the faculty. The UO provides a rich and unique environment for discovery.

The UO is located in unique Eugene, the second largest city in Oregon. Home to 350,000 residents, 100 city parks, and 250 miles of bicycle trails, rock walls, and gardens, Eugene caters to the outdoor lifestyle. The area surrounding the city includes lakes, breathtaking waterfalls and streams, glacial peaks with world-class skiing, lava fields, hot springs, and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. A mild climate year-round creates excellent opportunities for camping, boating, and skiing.

Helpful Information - Important information for students interested in exchanging to the University of Oregon can be found at

Closed Programs
All upper-division courses (those numbered 300 and higher) in the Lundquist College of Business, which include courses in business administration, business environment, accounting, decision science, finance, marketing, management, and sports business, are closed to NSE students. The college of business offers very few lower-division courses.

Prior arrangements must be made to take courses in art, digital arts, architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, and product design programs. Music and Dance courses require audition to ensure proper placement in coursework. Upper division coursework in other departments, including biology, chemistry, psychology, journalism, and mathematics, may require prior arrangements with the department. Details available at Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) provides students with the opportunity to study marine biology on the Oregon coast. OIMB is located in Charleston, Oregon, which is approximately three hours by car from the main campus in Eugene. Courses are taught at OIMB only in fall, spring, and summer terms. There are no courses at OIMB winter term due to inclement weather on the coast. More information about OIMB is available at Students who have previously attended the UO are ineligible for exchange.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Architecture
  • Journalism
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Landscape Architecture/Design

Unique Academic Programs

  • Product Design
  • Marine Biology
  • Arabic
  • Music Industry

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology, Ethnic Studies

Architecture: Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture/Design

Area Studies: African Studies, Asian/Oriental Studies, Cinema and Cultural Studies, East Asian Literature/Studies, International Studies, Judaic Studies, Latin American Studies, Russian Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Arts Administration, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Digital Arts, Fiber-Fabric, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Journalism

Earth Sciences: Geology

Economics: Economics

Education: Educational Studies, Music, Special Education

English: Comparative Literature, English, Linguistics

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies

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

General Studies: Classical Studies, Humanities, Social Sciences

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Planning

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Exercise Physiology

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

International Studies: International Studies

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology

Mathematics: Mathematics

Medieval/Renaissance Studies: Medieval/Renaissance Studies

Performing Arts: Dance, Music, Music Education, Music History, Music Performance, Music Technology, Music/Jazz Studies, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Pre-Professional : Law Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Human Services, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders

Quick Links Registration Priority
  • With seniors
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Students who have previously attended the UO are ineligible for exchange. A student may not exchange to U of O if he/she is an Oregon resident.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Preferred
  • 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 500 paper, 173 computer or 61 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Quarter - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 6/8/2016.
  • Estimated cost: $3,587.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • 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 A students.
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 Quarter
  • Plan A: 18 ($793.25 per additional hour)
  • Plan B: 18 ($793.25 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Quarter
Figures are current as of 6/8/2016.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee: $90 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $400 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $252 Quarter Plan A & B Optional

Important Notes: Housing deposit is mandatory only for students who apply to live in university housing. This fee is collected when applying for university housing on DuckWeb.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

Financial Aid
Plan A
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:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003223

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 6/8/2016.
  • 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 Quarter
  • Double: $3,889 (includes meals)
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $1,105
  • Proximity to campus: .1 mile
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Estimated monthly cost for off-campus housing includes rent, utilities, and food. These estimated costs represent one student's share of rent and utilities and assumes student will be living with roommates.

Meal Plans Per Quarter

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2080 per quarter for 16 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Purchase of a meal plan is required for students living in university housing residence halls. There are currently three meal plans offered. Refer to for more information.

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