Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

New Brunswick, New Jersey
United States of America

Language of instruction


During its 252 year history, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey has developed into one of America’s leading public research universities, ranked among the Top 100 universities worldwide. The university has one of the most diverse student bodies in the US.

Exchange students at Rutgers study at the New Brunswick campus. Rutgers New Brunswick straddles the Raritan River and offers convenient access to New York City, Philadelphia and the beautiful beaches of the Jersey Shore.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester January–May
Semester 2 Fall Semester September–December

View Rutgers' academic calendar.

Rutgers is available for single semester exchange only.

Guides and additional information

Rutgers has online resources to help you get more from your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

TBC for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

15 credits at Rutgers is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at Rutgers.

Find courses

Search the Rutgers course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Study areas taught in English

Aerospace engineering
Animal studies
Art history
Biological engineering
Biological sciences
Biomedical engineering
Biomedical science
Business administration
Chemical engineering
Chemistry and biochemistry
Civil and structural engineering
Classical languages
Communication, digital media and PR
Computer engineering
Computer science
Earth and Geographical Sciences
Electrical engineering
English literature
Environmental engineering
Environmental studies
Exercise science
Film, TV and media
Food science
History and ancient history
Human resources
Information technology
International business
Materials engineering
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Nutrition science
Peace and conflict studies
Political science
Social work
Software engineering

Exchange deadlines

TBC for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.


On-campus accommodation is mandatory for all exchange students, usually in univeristy apartments. Some of these residences are at Easton Avenue, Silvers, Newell and Starkey. The majority of these residences are shared rooms. Rutgers provides general information on residential life for all students living on campus.

Cost of living

To help students plan for their exchange, Rutgers has compiled an estimated cost of living for studying at the university and living in the New Brunswick area. 

Additional Mandatory Fees

Laboratory fees and fees associated with field trips are regarded as non-tuition, and therefore must be paid by the student. If a laboratory fee or field trip fee applies to a course, the fee will be listed in the course description.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

All students studying at Rutgers are required to maintain adequate health insurance coverage throughout the duration of their exchange. 

Exchange students may be eligible to waive the Health Insurance Plan if they have additional cover that meets Rutgers' University’s’ minimum requirements. UQ’s Corporate Travel Insurance does not meet Rutgers' minimum waiver requirements.

Before purchasing an additional policy, students should confirm that the policy meets Rutgers' University’s minimum waiver requirements. Please note that the waiver of the Health Insurance Plan is not guaranteed and subject to approval from Rutgers' University.

A waiver is not automatic. Do not assume that a waiver will be approved or that you will receive a waiver based on the experience of a friend from UQ who studied at the same institution on exchange.

Exchange deadlines

TBC for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Rutgers provide further information about visas through their Rutgers Global–International Student/Scholar Services

Contact the US Embassy and Consulates for visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

TBC for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.