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F A S T   F A C T S
Location | Athens
Population | 124,719
Enrollment | 39,147
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host

Term Dates
Fall | 08/16-12/13
Spring | 01/8-05/7

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

The University of Georgia is ranked 11th in the top US public universities.

About This Campus

Founded in 1785, the University of Georgia is the nation's oldest state-chartered university. History and tradition have special emphasis in campus life. We are also known for our large and beautiful Athens campus, which spans 762 acres and features 465 buildings. With its strong academic majors, outstanding athletic programs, and extensive and varied campus life, the University attracts more than 37,000 students from every state in the nation and many foreign countries. The University of Georgia is located in Athens, a pleasant college town with a population of 125,000 in the rolling hills of northeast Georgia, just 60 miles northeast of Atlanta. Within a few hours drive of Athens are over a dozen parks and recreational areas, including Lake Lanier, Lake Hartwell, and the Appalachian Mountains.

Location Information

The University of Georgia is located in the town of Athens, GA. Athens is a true college town that boasts a one-of-a-kind music and arts scene. Be sure to visit the Visitors Center website (www.visitathensga.com) for an in-depth look at our amazing town!

Helpful Information

It is highly recommended that if you have the University of Georgia as a Home Pay choice that you have solid backup choices. If accepted to UGA, please return all materials immediately so that we can get you access to the classes that you want. For additional concerns, please contact the campus coordinator.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Closed
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Excellent
Home Payment |Limited
Understand Chances of Placement


RegistrationClosed Programs
Exchange students are not permitted to take courses in Law, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine.

Courses in Terry College of Business, SPIA School of Public and International Affairs, and Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication have some restrictions. Other majors with some course limitations include: Art, Middle School Education, Environmental Design, Exercise and Sports Science, Kinesiology, Special Education, Sports Studies, and Social Work. Music performance and dance classes require audition. Students must meet prerequisite requirements in order to take upper-level courses. Course registration is first-come, first-serve, and some classes will fill up quickly.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Ecology - The Odum School of Ecology was the first established school of ecology in the country.
  • Business - The Terry College of Business is ranked among the nation's top 25 undergraduate business programs.
  • Journalism - UGA is home to the highly competitive Grady School of Journalism.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Service-Learning Courses - Options available in almost all majors.
  • Poultry Sciences
  • Music Business/Merchandising
  • Landscape Architecture/Design

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Advertising, African American Studies... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550.00 paper or 80.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.50
Summer Exchange
  • N/A
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/01/24

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $5590.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 18
  • Home Payment: 18

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Admission Fee $70 Year Host & Home Mandatory
NSE Program Fee $125 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Housing Deposit $35 Year Host & Home Optional
ID Card $30 Year Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $360 Year Host & Home Optional
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: For more information about student parking permit & pass rates (optional), please visit https://tps.uga.edu/parking/rates/.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/01/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $650
  • Proximity to campus: <10
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Living on-campus is highly encouraged for students, as it provides an immersive campus experience and is very convenient. However, please be aware that on-campus housing is limited, especially for Spring semester, so please apply early if seeking on-campus living arrangements. On-campus housing is located in a double room in Building 1516. (https://housing.uga.edu/Building-1516/). There are no in a single-room accommodations in on-campus housing! A variety of off-campus housing options in Athens are also available (https://isl.uga.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2021/12/Off-Campus-Living-Guide-2021-E1.pdf.)

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
It is highly recommended for students living on campus to purchase the meal plan. Students living off-campus can also purchase a meal plan. More information at https://dining.uga.edu/.


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/01/24

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $4002 Year Host & Home Optional

Important Notes about Health Insurance
It is recommended that all UGA students be covered by health insurance either with an individual student policy or through their family policy. For international students, carrying health insurance is mandatory. Complete information about student health insurance requirements and policies can be found on the UGA Human Resources website: www.hr.uga.edu/students/student-health-insurance.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance


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