University of Massachusetts
City: Amherst
Website: www.umass.edu
Approximate semester dates: Fall Semester: September-December
Spring Semester: January-May
Language of instruction: English
Full time load equivalent:

From semester 2, 2017
UG - 12 credits per semester
PG - 9 credits per semester

Prior to semester 2, 2017: 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.  All other available courses can be found in the course catalogue.

UNDERGRADUATE:

 Humanities & Social Sciences:

Afro-American Studies
Anthropology
Art (Drawing & Painting)
Art History
Classics
Communication
Comparative Literature
Dance
Economics
English
Middle East Language & Culture
Chinese
French Studies
German
History
Italian
Japanese
Journalism
Judaic Studies
Legal Studies (Not Law)
Music
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre
Women, Gender & Sexuality

Science & Health Sciences:

Animal Science
Astronomy                  
Biochemistry & molecular Biology
Biology
Chemistry
Food Science
Environmental Design
Geoscience
Kinesiology
Mathematics
Microbiology
Natural Resources Conservation
Physics
Plant, Soil & Insect Science
Public Health
Sports Management
Statistics
 

Technologies:

Architecture
Chemical Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Business:

Hospitality & Tourism Management
 
Business Electives (flexibility required)
 

Course Catalogue 

Students must have flexibility in the courses they choose at UMass! It is recommended that students have several electives to study at UMass. Please know that your schedule may not be finalised until after you arrive at UMass.

Click 'Sign In' on the first page, then it will lead through to course catalogue links on the right hand side of the next page.
Undergraduate = 100-499
Postgraduate = 500-899

*It is not recommended that undergraduate students enrol in any postgraduate-level courses (courses numbered 500+).

Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.

Restricted Fields of Study:

Undergraduate students:
Economics, Engineering and Communications courses may have limited availability in upper-division courses. If choosing upper level courses (level 300+) in these departments, be sure to select alternative courses.

Exchange students cannot take "CPE" courses.

Courses offered through the Isenberg School of Management are very limited. Exchange students my only take a maximum of 3 courses per semester. For full list of restrictions please see information here

Students must have flexibility in the courses they choose at UMass! It is recommended that students have several electives to study at UMass. Please know that your schedule may not be finalised until after you arrive at UMass. 

Approximate living expenses:

US$13,000 per semester
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Housing:  UMass guarantees housing for international exchange students as long as deadlines and instructions are met.Students needing housing when UMass is closed for breaks should refer to instructions from Residential Life about break housing options.All housing information will be sent via email to students through Residential Life. 

Meal Plan: Students living on campus must enroll in a meal plan ($2,619.00 to $3,081.00). Students are automatically billed for the unlimited plan ($2,891.00) but have the option of changing to another plan.

 

Insurance:

Mandatory Health Insurance: All students studying at UMass are required to purchase the Student Health Plan (SHP). Fees appear on a students' Bursar’s bill in August for the period of August 1 – January 31 and in January for the period of February 1 – July 31. Insurance through non-U.S. insurance companies is NOT allowed. 

Additional information:

Fact Sheet 2017 - 2018

UMass Undergraduate Expenses Estimate

 
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