Tulane University

New Orleans, Louisiana
United States of America

Language of instruction

English

Tulane University was founded in 1834 and has grown to become the most well-respected research universities in the US. The A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane is a leading, internationally recognised specialist institution.

Additional to its highly regarded academic and research opportunities, Tulanians are committed to giving back – the university was the first to require community service in its undergraduate curriculum.

Located in one of the world's most beloved cities, Tulane University presents the colourful history and rich culture of New Orleans to all of its students. New Orleans thrives with festivals, tourism and is also a global business hub.

Semester dates

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

View Tulane's academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Tulane has online resources to help you get the most 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

Undergraduate: 15 credits at Tulane is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Postgraduate: 12 credits at Tulane is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

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

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 the A.B. Freeman School of Business course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Advertising
Business information systems
Finance
International business
Marketing
Postgraduate
Advertising
Business administration
Business information systems
Finance
Human resources
Innovation and entrepreneurship
International business
Marketing

Course restrictions

Exchange students can only study at the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane.

MBA students can study at Tulane on exchange.

Courses beginning with BSAC, BSFN, BSMK, HRDV, BSMT, CSEC, REAL and BSBL are not open to exchange students. 

In the US, economics is classified as a humanities course, not a business course. Exchange students are permitted to enrol in Economics courses, however enrolment is competitive and restrictions on specific economics courses may apply.

Additional academic information

Tulane provides online resources to help you understand its academic structure:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

Exchange students at Tulane can choose between on-campus or off-campus housing, as detailed in the incoming exchange brochure. On-campus housing is not guaranteed, but exchange students are eligible to apply for a place in one of the university's residence halls. Alternatively, students may choose to find private, off-campus accommodation.

Cost of living

Tulane provides an outline of the estimated cost of attendance for undergraduate students in New Orleans. Keep in mind that exchange students do not pay tuition to their host university. 

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 students studying at Tulane are required to maintain adequate health coverage throughout the duration of their exchange. The university provides information regarding the Tulane Student Health Insurance Plan (T-SHIP), including costs and benefits.
 
While Tulane offers students the opportunity to waive the costs of the mandatory insurance for students who have alternative coverage that meets the university's requirements, UQ students are not eligible to receive this waiver and all students accepted to Tulane must apply for and purchase for the mandatory T-SHIP.
 
In addition to the mandatory T-SHIP, all exchange students are required to pay the Health Center Fee at the university. (This is separate from the Health Insurance that is required for the students’ visas.) The fee covers visits to the Tulane Health Center on campus.

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.

Tulane provide additional visa information on their Pre-departure webpage.

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

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.