USA: University of Texas at Austin

UT Austin is the flagship school of the University of Texas System, which includes nine academic universities. UT Austin is home to more than 51,000 students whom are committed to the spirit of Austin and the Longhorn athletic teams. Austin is internationally renowned for music, film and art scene, along with Texas sunshine and lake running through the city. Underline all of that with an open-minded community, a commitment to breakfast tacos and food trucks, and you have a unique city for all.

University in brief

Language of instruction: English
Academic calendar: August - December. January - May.
Credit system: Undergraduate: 12-14 hours equals full time. (4-5 courses). Not recommended to take more than 50 % engineering courses.
Note: All students are admitted as undergraduates for exchange at UT Austin. Enrollment in graduate-level courses is done at the discretion of departments and cannot be guaranteed prior to arrival. The Computer Science program can only accommodate a limited number of students. The College of Business is not available. Students must purchase the UT Austin insurance plan: Insurance Costs

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: 8 semester spots per year
Grade requirements: No
Previous Nominations: 4,41 (2015/16); 4,68 (Fall16), 4,36 (Spring17); 4,2 (Fall17), 3,5455 (Spring18); 4,44 (Fall18), 4,21 (Spring19). More Information on Selection

Programme specific information

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