USA: University of Washington

University of Washington is one of the highest ranked public schools in the United States and a world leading research institution in several areas. For example, their programme in Computer Science has a very good reputation and their Machine Learning programme is world known. Often ranked around the top ten universities in the world, UW educates more than 54,000 students annually.

University in brief

Language of instruction: English
Academic calendar: Trimester system: Fall semester late September - December, Winter semester January - late March, Spring Semester late March - mid-June.
Credit system: 45 credits is equivalent to 60 ECTS credits
Website:  www.washington.edu
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.

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: One full-time spot for 4th or 5th year CSC students
Grade requirements: 4,0