State University of New York at Stony Brook

Stony Brook, Long Island
United States of America

Language of instruction

English

The State University of New York at Stony Brook is one of America’s most dynamic public universities, a centre of academic excellence, and an internationally recognised research institution that is changing the world. Less than 60 years after its founding, Stony Brook is ranked among the Top 1% of universities in the world.

Close to the historic village of Stony Brook on Long Island, the University campus delivers convenient access to both New York City's urban vitality and cultural attractions, and the tranquil countryside and beautiful seashore of eastern Suffolk County.

Semester dates

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

View Stony Brook's academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Stony Brook has online resources to help you get the most out of your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

15 credits at Stony Brook is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at Stony Brook.

Find courses

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. 

Browse the Stony Brook course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Finance
International business
Marketing
Biomedical engineering
Chemical engineering
Information technology
Mechanical engineering
Anthropology
Art history
Drama
English
English literature
Film, TV and media
History and ancient history
Journalism
Music
Philosophy
Political science
Religion
Sociology
Writing
Chinese
French
Italian
Spanish
Animal studies
Biological sciences
Chemistry and biochemistry
Computer science
Environmental studies
Mathematics and statistics
Physics
Postgraduate

Course restrictions

Students must have available UQ general electives and flexibility in their courses if they wish to study at Stony Brook. Exchange students can only study a maximum of 3 courses per semester within their major.

Exchange students are not permitted to take on more than 4 upper division courses (numbered 300 and higher) in one semester.

The following courses are very limited and students are not able to enrol in a full semester of courses within these departments:

  • Business
  • Journalism
  • Economics students should not expect more than one course per semester

Exchange students cannot study Law, Psychology or any programs within the Health Sciences faculty.

Exchange students are not eligible to study at the Manhattan and South Hampton campuses.

Postgraduate studies are not available to exchange students.

Additional academic information

Course numbering at Stony Brook:

  • 100-199: Undergraduate introductory courses
  • 200-299: Undergraduate intermediate courses
  • 300-399: Undergraduate upper-division courses
  • 400-499: Undergraduate upper-division major courses

Stony Brook has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

On-campus accommodation is guaranteed for students on exchange at Stony Brook. The university has both apartment and residence-style housing for students to choose from.

Cost of living

Stony Brook University has compiled a list of estimated expenses for students living on-campus while studying at Stony Brook.

Financial support

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

Insurance

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 exchange students are required to purchase Stony Brook's International Student Health Insurance. This will automatically be charged to your student account prior to your arrival at Stony Brook. Additional information, including rates and coverage, can be found by visiting the Student Health Services webpage.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 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 UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Stony Brook has visa and immigration services for incoming exchange students.

Contact the US Embassy and Consulates for further 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

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.