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: 15 credits. Graduate: 9 credits. Website:purdue.edu Note: All exchange students are admitted as undergraduate students. Exchange students can access courses up to the 500 level. 50% of your courses must be within one School. Optional orientation for international students. Students have previously not been required to buy insurance through Purdue University. The insurance Student Out, provided by Kammarkollegiet, has been enough during previous academic years. Minor fees might be required. The required fees are however subject to change. For the latest information about insurance and fees, visit the university website.
Visa and vaccine in the USA
The processing time for a visa to study in the USA can take a long time, therefore, you should start the application as soon as you have been accepted for exchange studies at a university in the USA. The same goes for arranging the necessary vaccines you need to start your studies in the US.
For exchange studies in the US, a J-1 visa is required (DS-2019 form):
I-901 SEVIS Fee | ICE
. J-1 students may enter the USA up to 30 days prior to the start date on the DS2019.
Cost for visa: approximately $220 (as of 2023).
Keep the following documents with you in your hand luggage:
I-20 or DS-2019
I-901 SEVIS fee payment receipt
Proof of financial resources
Acceptance letter from Exchange University
When applying for a US visa, you are required to provide financial evidence to show that you can afford your stay in the US. You can, for example, use a bank statement in this matter.
You can find more information about the visa requirements on the US embassy website:
Immunization requirements are based on state law, you may need the following vaccines to start your studies in the USA.
Rubeola (Measles, MMR)
Tetanus Diphtheria (Td or Tdap)
Meningitis (Men Quad/Conjugate, MCV4)
Meningococcal B (Separate from Meningitis)
You may also need a Tuberculosis screening (most often done upon arrival in the US).
Number of spots: 4 semester spots (2 autumn semester + 2 spring semester) Grade requirements: 3.75. 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). Previous Nominations: 4,0393 (2019/20), KTH did not fill all the study places 2020/21, 2021/22, 2022/23, and 2023/24.
Programme specific information
If your programme or your school is not listed below, contact the international coordinator at your school.
It is only possible for students at the Master’s Programme in Civil and Architectural Engineering to apply to this university.
All program students at the EECS-school can apply if suitable courses for their program is found