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On Campus:27%
  • Fall 08/29-12/16
  • Spring 01/23-05/12

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.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
1%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
3%Two or more races

Campus Links
Home Page

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

While UW is known for study in many scientific, professional, and academic fields, the University maintains a 14:1 student to faculty ratio and an average class size of 30 students. UW has seven academic colleges (Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering and Applied Science, Health Science and Law) that offer 200 different areas of study. UW is a nationally recognized research institution with accomplished faculty and world-class facilities. In fact, new construction, including state-of-the-art buildings for Coe Library and the Colleges of Business and the Half Acre Gym demonstrates UWs dedication to facilities that are appropriate for learning and recreation. Exceptional programs include geology, engineering, business, accounting, biology, psychology, chemistry and education. All this, combined with ample undergraduate research and mentor opportunities, makes UW a powerful place for learning.

Campus Location - The University of Wyoming is located in the beautiful college town of Laramie, Wyoming, nestled between two mountain ranges. Laramie is home to 31,000 people, providing a welcoming, friendly and safe community for international students. Throughout the year the Laramie community is supportive of UW students. The city sponsors several fun events including pep rallies, concerts and outdoor adventures. Wyoming is famous for endless recreational opportunities, including Yellowstone National Park.

Closed Programs
Nursing, Pharmacy, Speech Pathology and Audiology and Dental Hygiene.

Enrollment in engineering, business and computer science courses is highly competitive.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Energy Studies
  • Environmental Studies

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes
RA Exchange: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Communications, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, Agricultural Sciences, Agronomy, Animal Sciences, Crop Science/Management, Equine Science, Farm and Ranch Management, Horticulture, Life Sciences, Plant and Soil Systems, Plant Pathology, Plant Science, Soil Science, Veterinary Science, Water Management

Anthropology: American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Ethnic Studies

Area Studies: Afro-American Studies, American Studies, Asian/Oriental Studies, Chicano/Mexican American Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, International Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Drawing, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Theater Art, Visual Arts

Athletics: Exercise Science, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Botany/Plant Sciences, Entomology, Fish Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biosciences, Physiology, Wildlife Biology, Zoology

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Finance/Banking, International Agribusiness, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Public Administration

Chemistry: Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication, Photo Journalism

Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies, Family Science/Services, Family Studies, Home Economics

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Atmospheric Sciences, Earth Science, Geology, Meteorology, Paleontology, Physical Sciences

Economics: Applied Economics, Economics, Environmental Economics

Education: Child Care, Child Development, Distributive Education, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, French, Health Education, Home Economics, Instructional Media, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Kindergarten Education, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Spanish, Special Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education

Engineering: Architectural Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Survey Engineering, Transportation Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English, Literature

Environmental Studies: Ecology, Energy/Environmental Policy, Environmental Biology, Environmental Design, Environmental Education, Environmental Education, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Geology, Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Fish and Game Management, Fisheries Science, Natural Resources, Natural Resources/Science/Management, Range Management/Resources, Renewable Natural Resources, Wildlife Biology/Science, Wildlife Management

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising, Textile Design

Food Science: Food Science, Nutrition

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

General Studies: Humanities, Individualized Degree Program, Individualized Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Spanish Literature

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Planning

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Communication Disorders, Dietetics, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Health Education, Health Promotion, Kinesiology, Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

International Studies: International Studies

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Computation Science, Mathematics, Statistics

Military Sciences: Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC

Music: Choral Music

Performing Arts: Dance, Design/Technical, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Performance, Technical Theater, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Production

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Astrophysics, Atmospheric Physics, Physics

Political Science: International Studies, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Psychology: Human Development, Psychology

Recreation: Parks Administration and Management, Recreation

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology, Womens Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Speech Pathology and Audiology

Theater: Performance and Directing

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 525 paper, N/A computer or 71 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 7/20/2016.
  • Estimated cost: $2,528.
  • 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 Semester
  • Plan A: None.
  • Plan B: 15 ($124 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 7/20/2016.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $100 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Health Insurance: $1,000 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Parking Fee: $65 Semester Plan A & B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1756 per semester.

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: 003932

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 7/20/2016.
  • 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: $2,247
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $550
  • Proximity to campus: .5-3 miles
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2514 per semester for 15 meals per week.
  • $2237 per semester for 12 meals per week.
  • $1782 per semester for 9 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Unlimited meal plan costs $2913.50 per semester.

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