City:  College Park
Website:

www.umd.edu

Approximate semester dates:

Semester 1 (Fall): September-December
Semester 2 (Spring): January-May

Language of instruction:  English
Full time load equivalent:  15 credits per semester
Fields of Study Available:
This is not an exclusive list of the disciplines available. 
Disciplines listed here can provide a full-time load of study. (In English)
All other available courses can be found in the course catalogue.
Humanities & Social Sciences
African American Studies
Government & Politics
American Studies
History 
Anthropology
Arts
Art History & Archaeology
Behavioural & Social Sciences
Chinese
Comparative Literature
Communication
Criminology & Criminal Justice
Dance
East Asian Language & Lit
Education, Human Development 
English 
Film Studies
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Journalism
Latino/a Studies
Linguistics
Music
Philosophy
Portuguese
Psychology
Religious Studies
Russian
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre
Women's Studies

Science & Heath Sciences
Ag & Natural Resources
Kinesiology (Human Movement)
Animal Science
Nutrition & Food Science
Atmospheric & Oceanic Science
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Behavioural & Social Sciences
Chemistry
Environmental Science
Geographical Sciences
Mathematics
Physics
Plant Sciences
Statistics
Sustainable Development & Conservation Biology
Urban Studies & Planning

Technologies
Aerospace Engineering
Civil Engineering
Bioengineering 
Chemical Engineering
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
 


Course Catalogue


Generally, UMD students do not take more than 2 or 3 classes within their major discipline of study during the semester. Most departments will not allow students to take more than 3 classes within a single department - some departments (economics, journalism) will only allow students to take a maximum of 2 courses in one semester.

Exchange students should plan to take a few elective classes as well as 2 or 3 classes in their major discipline of study. Students are expected to select their first choice classes and an alternative class list with their application. We cannot guarantee that students will be able to register for particular classes at UMD.

Restricted Fields of Study: Business is not available to exchange students.

The following departments or schools have high enrollment demand and limited space in classes. Consequently, students will need to have maximum flexibility in course choices from these departments. The UMD Exchange Team will make every effort to place students in classes within the following departments; however, registration cannot be guaranteed. These departments are:
  • Architecture and Landscape Architecture
  • Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, & Environmental Sciences and Policy-Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Government & Politics
  • Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering
Approximate living expenses:

US$8000 -US$10000

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For a specific breakdown on expenses please see the information sheet below.

Insurance:

Undergraduate and Graduate students attending UMD as exchange students are required to purchase the UMD SHIP Insurance. Incoming exchange students will automatically be enrolled in the program and will pay via their UMD student billing account. The cost of SHIP insurance is approximately 650 USD per semester and the coverage dates align with the semester dates. The SHIP Insurance meets the J-1 visitor visa requirements:

Additional information:

Incoming students will be required to pay a technology fee to UMD (this is automatically charged to your student account once accepted to UMD).

University of Maryland Information Sheet

 

Accommodation: On-campus housing is guaranteed for all incoming exchange students. For information on UMD's acommodation options please click either on-campus or off-campus accommodation.

 

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