Semester Exchange - University of Maryland, College Park

Semester Exchange - University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 40,000 students, 10,000 faculty and staff, and 352,000 alumni all dedicated to the pursuit of Fearless Ideas. Located just outside Washington, D.C., Maryland discovers and share new knowledge every day through their renowned research enterprise and programs in academics, the arts and athletics. Maryland is committed to social entrepreneurship as the nation’s first “Do Good” campus. The University of Maryland’s proud past stretches back to 1856, when the tiny Maryland Agricultural College was carved from part of Charles Benedict Calvert’s plantation along a dirt road now called U.S Route 1. From its start with 34 students, the institution slowly grew to include engineering and the liberal arts, and to add athletics, women and minorities. It survived the Great Fire of 1912, re-emerged as a public college, and boomed following World War II. Today, the university is a national powerhouse in research and academics, even as it embraces its roots as a land-grant institution.

Country

United States of America

Type of Program

Exchange

Level of Study

Undergraduate
Postgraduate

Length of Program

5 months

Program Dates

Fall Semester: August - December
Spring Semester: January - May

Language of Instruction

English

Travel Grant

$700

GPA Requirement (Out of 4.0)

3.0

Course Information

Course Catalog
Class Schedule

Accommodation

University of Maryland Housing

Exchange Student Website

University of Maryland Exchange Website

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Nomination from Macquarie University
  • Good academic performance
  • English language proficiency for non-native speakers
  • You must have the equivalent of a 3.0 on a 4.0 GPA grade scale and have completed 2 semesters at your home university

How to Apply

Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:

Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.

Important notes:

Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Payment Website.

Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their entire journey overseas. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.

Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.


*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.

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Summary
It is a public research university located in the city of College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland, approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) from the northeast border of Washington, D.C. The University Archives captures the day-to-day functioning of a highly complex research institution in all its many facets: administration, academics, athletics, the arts, and other student activities. The University Archives is a key resource for the history and present activities of the University of Maryland, especially the College Park campus

Area of study
Education; Environment; Law, security and intelligence; Science; Society, history and languages

Eligibility
Has a GPA requirement

Tags
Macquarie, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Education, Art, sport, law, Exchange, Maryland, US

Benefits
Travel Grant

Value
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Phone
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Email
mi.exchange@mq.edu.au

Apply URL
https://students.mq.edu.au/experience/travel-while-studying/apply

Closing dates URL
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Level of study
Undergraduate; Postgraduate

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