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On Campus:21%
  • Fall 08/25-12/18
  • Spring 01/14-05/14

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
Receive From Canada

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

Campus Links
Home Page
Outgoing 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 Arizona is located in a unique geographical region, the Sonoran Desert, and situated in a southwestern, urban setting in close proximity to the U.S. border with Mexico. With a Spanish, Mexican, and Native American heritage, Tucson provides a fitting environment for a university dedicated to diversity. The city offers an abundance of cultural activities, while the mountains that surround the city provide phenomenal hiking, biking, and mountain climbing opportunities.

The University of Arizona is a student-oriented, research university. Founded in 1885, the University is dedicated to preparing students for an increasingly diversified and technological world and to improving the quality of life for the people of Arizona. The UA is ranked 16th nationally in terms of research funding, and several of the University's academic programs are ranked in the top 20 nationally.

Helpful Information - There is affordable off-campus housing available with an easy commute. The campus is large, but most buildings are centrally located and the campus is easy to navigate by walking or bike. There is also a lot of school spirit, boasting ZonaZoo, the largest student section in the PAC-12

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Technology Management, Agronomy, Animal Sciences, Horticulture, Land Resources, Life Sciences, Ornamental Horticulture, Plant Science, Soil Science, Veterinary Science, Water Management

Anthropology: Anthropology, Archaeology

Architecture: Architecture, Landscape Architecture/Design

Area Studies: African Studies, Afro-American Studies, Chinese Studies, East Asian Literature/Studies, International Studies, Islamic Studies, Japanese Studies, Judaic Studies, Latin American Studies, Mexican American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Native American Studies, Russian Studies, Slavic Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Computer Graphics, Drawing, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Media Arts, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Studio Art, Theater Art

Biological Sciences: Bioinformatics, Biology/Life Science, Cell Biology, Entomology, Evolutionary Biology, Human Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Wildlife Biology

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Electronic Media and Culture, Journalism, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address

Consumer and Family Studies: Consumer Sciences/Services, Family Studies

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Atmospheric Sciences, Earth Science, Geology, Geosciences, Planetary and Space Sciences

Economics: Environmental Economics

Education: Elementary Education, Instructional Sciences, Mathematics, Science, Secondary Education, Special Education

Engineering: Agricultural Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Geological Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mineral/Mining Engineering, Systems Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English, Linguistics

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

Food Science: Nutrition

Foreign Language: Arabic (some courses), Chinese, French, German, Greek, Interpretation/Translation, Italian, Japanese, Language and Culture, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

General Studies: Arts and Science, Classical Studies, Gender Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Geographic Information Sciences & Emergency Management, Geography, Physical Geography, Regional Analysis/Planning, Spatial Geographic Information Science

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Dietetics, Public Health

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Science, Information Systems, Information Technology

International Studies: International Studies

Mathematics: Mathematics

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

Performing Arts: Ballet, Dance, Modern Dance, Music, Music Education, Music History, Music Performance, Music Theory and Composition, Music/Jazz Studies

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Geophysics, Materials Sciences, Physics

Political Science: American Political Science, International Affairs/Relations, International Studies, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs, Public Policy Studies

Psychology: Psychology

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

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Speech Pathology and Audiology

Closed Programs
Accounting, Business Administration, Business Economics, Business Management, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Nursing, Operations Management, Pharmacy, Race Track Industry, Retail & Consumer Science

Some upper division classes may be subject to additional course fees. Art, design, fine art, and performing arts majors (theater arts, musical theater) may be required to submit a portfolio, video, or other documentation prior to course placement. Dance and music classes require auditions. Architecture requires a portfolio review. Additional fees apply for Public Management and Policy.

Notable Academic Programs
Physiology, Anthropology, Geology, Philosophy

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes
RA Exchange: Yes

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 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 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 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: 18 ($684.00 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 8/12/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $25 Year Plan B Mandatory
NSE Program Fee: $200 Year Plan B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $200 Year Plan B Optional
Activity Fee: $40 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Recreation Fee: $29 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Health Service Fee: $150 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Health Insurance: $780 Semester Plan B Optional
Library Fee: $240 Semester Plan B Mandatory
ID Card: $25 Year Plan B Mandatory
Technology Fee: $3 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $490 Year Plan B Optional
ASA & KAMP Fee: $3 Semester Plan B Mandatory

Important Notes: International Students should be aware of these additional fees 100 international student fee per semester Parking fees range from $380-$600 for the academic year. 125 International student orientation fee health insurance fee is approximately 780 for fall semester and 1240 for spring semester.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $900 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan B
For 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 8/12/2014.
  • 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: $4,587 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 10
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 10
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $600
  • Proximity to campus:
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
Notes About Meal Plans
With the $2000-3000 meal plans, you never pay state sales tax and you receive a bonus of up to 7%. There is also a Commuter Plan, where you can add to your account at any time and are exempt from the 6.1% state sales tax. For more information:

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