Stony Brook University, The State University of New York

Stony Brook, Long Island
United States of America

Language of instruction


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

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

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.

Exchange at Stony Brook is not available to US citizens (including dual citizens) or US Green Card holders.

Find courses

Browse the Stony Brook 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

Animal studies
Art history
Biological sciences
Biomedical engineering
Chemical engineering
Chemistry and biochemistry
Computer science
English literature
Environmental studies
Film, TV and media
History and ancient history
Information technology
International business
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Political science

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.


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.

Additional Mandatory Fees

Stony Brook University has additional mandatory fees, totalling approximately $1,500 USD (as at September 2018). These fees are mandatory for all exchange students and cannot be waived. The fees cover Activities, Health service, Intercollegiate Athletics admission, Recreation, Technology, Transport fee and International Student Service fee.

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

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

22 June 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.

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

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.