USA: Purdue University

Purdue's campus lies in West Lafayette, Indiana and offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates. In addition, Purdue has 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 900 student organizations which strongly welcome internal exchange student participation. Purdue has in total approximately 40,000 students and enrolls the fourth largest international student population of any university in the United States.

University in brief

Language of instruction: English
Academic calendar: August - December, January - May.
Credit system: Undergraduate: 5 courses. Graduate: 3 courses.
Website:  www.studyabroad.purdue.edu/incoming/inc_app_info.cfm
Note: Optional orientation for international students in mid August. 50% of your courses must be within one School. You must have your bachelor exam if you wish to apply for Graduate courses.

Important information for students planning to apply for exchange studies in the USA

Language requirements
Due to new regulations in the USA, the language requirements for all international students, including exchange students, have become stricter. You are responsible for looking into the host university's (for the moment only applicable for application to University of Michigan) language requirements and necessary tests (e.g. TOEFL , IELTS ). Please note that you have to show your test result to the international coordinator at your school, at the latest when the priority of your choices is fixed, during an interview, in an email message or in discussion with the coordinator.

Insurance requirements
Due to new regulations in the USA, there is no guarantee that the insurance (Student UT which normally covers all outgoing exchange students from KTH) meets the host universities insurance requirements. In this case you are responsible for all insurance costs required by the host university.

Visa
International students, needing a residence permit for their studies in Sweden, can be denied a student visa to the United States. KTH therefore advise international students to carefully consider making an application for exchange studies in the country.

Vaccination
The university may require that the student have undergone certain vaccination before the stay. Read the application requirements for more information from the specific university.

Orientation Week

The university may have a mandatory Orientation Week/Day. During the spring term, the Orientation Week may begin in early January which can clash with the KTH exam period. It is the students responsibility to check when their courses would start and if their KTH professor would allow their exams to be proctored at the partner university if needed.

Exchange opportunities

Number of spots: Specific programs at KTH have different agreements and therefore different numbers of placements. Speak directly with your international coordinator.
Grade requirements: Nominees for admission as exchange students must have a minimum cumulative GPA equivalent to a U.S. 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (above average grades).

Programme specific information

If your programme is not listed below, contact the international coordinator at your school.