Texas A&M University

College Station-Bryan, Texas
United States of America

Language of instruction

English

Founded in 1876, life at Texas A&M University has evolved to become an eclectic academic community with deep-seated traditions carried through from its early days. Members of the university community refer to themselves as “Aggies”, and Texas A&M’s official greeting, "Howdy!" has earned it a reputation as the friendliest campus in the world.

Texas A&M is located in College Station, Texas, about two- to three-hours drive from Austin and Dallas.

Semester dates

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

View Texas A&M's academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Texas A&M has online resources to help you get more from 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 Texas A&M is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at Texas A&M.

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. 

Search Texas A&M College Station's course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Biological engineering
Agriculture
Animal studies
Biological sciences
Biotechnology
Chemistry and biochemistry
Earth sciences
Environmental studies
Food science
Microbiology
Postgraduate

Course restrictions

Exchange students who want to study at Texas A&M must take the majority of their courses within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CLAS). Students are able to enrol in courses outside of CLAS but may be limited in their choices within other colleges.

Additional academic information

Course numbering at Texas A&M:

  • 100–199: Undergraduate primarily open to freshmen 
  • 200–299: Undergraduate primarily open to sophomores
  • 300–399: Undergraduate primarily open to juniors
  • 400–499: Undergraduate primarily open to seniors

Texas A&M 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

Exchange students at Texas A&M are able to apply for on-campus accommodation in a residence hall or dormitory. Students who wish to live off-campus can find a variety of resources to assist in finding private accommodation through Off-campus student services.

Cost of living

Texas A&M provides an outline of the estimated cost of attendance for undergraduate students at College Station. Keep in mind that exchange students do not pay tuition to their host university.

Additional Mandatory Fees

 Texas A&M does not have any additional mandatory fees for exchange students.

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 international students entering the U.S. on a F-1 or J-1 student visa are required to be covered under the Texas A&M University Student Health Insurance Plan. The plan is automatically charged to students' tuition and fee statement.

Exchange students may be eligible to waive the Health Insurance Plan if they have additional cover that meets Texas A&M University’s minimum waiver requirements. UQ’s Corporate Travel Insurance does not meet the minimum waiver requirements for Texas A&M University’s Student Health Insurance.

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

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.

Texas A&M provides visa and immigration information for 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.