USA: University of Arizona

The University of Arizona (UA) was established in 1885 and is located in downtown Tucson in the American Southwest. UA has three campuses where students can choose from more than 300 bachelor and master programs. UA is big in sports and offer about 20 different sports in which they have won 21 national championships. About 42,000 students are studying at UA.


University in brief

Language of instruction: English, TOEFL or IELTS is required for all students
Academic calendar: August – December, January – May
Credit system: 15 UA credits is equivalent to 30 hp
Note: Only open for Architecture, Urban Planning and Real Estate and Construction Management. Bachelor's degree must be issued at the time of application to the University of Arizona. Extra administrative fees.

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: 1 semester spot each year within the area of Architecture, 2 semester spots within Urban Planning and Real Estate and Construction Management
Grade requirements: 4,0