USA: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is a very good Technical College that is known for its high quality education. The campus is beautiful and located in the small town of Terre Haute, in the middle of the corn fields of Indiana. To go outside the campus is, however, very dependent on having a car. RHIT has around 2100 students and 100 graduate students in engineering, science and mathematics.

University in brief

Language of instruction: English
Academic calendar: Trimester System. Fall semester: end of August - end of November. Winter semester: beginning of December - end of February. Spring Semester: early March - late May.
Credit system: 45 credits is equivalent to 60 ECTS credits
Note: Additional insurance fees may apply.

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.

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.

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: Two full-time places depending on how many RHIT students KTH (SCI and CSC) receive.
Grade requirements: 4.0