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 Tulane course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Graduates search the graduate catelogue and cross-check with the class schedule.

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

Undergraduate students: should select at least 12 credits from the A. B. Freeman School of Business (ACCN, ENRG, FINE, LGST, MCOM, MGMT, MGSC, MKTG, TAXN). A maximum of 3 credits may be selected from other departments, however enrolment is not guaranteed and will require department/instructor approval.

Postgraduate students: should select at least 9 credits from the A. B. Freeman School of Business (ACCN, ENRG, FINE, LGST, MCOM, MGMT, MGSC, MKTG, TAXN). A maximum of 3 credits may be selected from other departments, however enrolment is not guaranteed and will require department/instructor approval.

MBA Students: are permitted to study at Tulane on exchange.

All departments under our School of Professional Advancement (SOPA) are not part of the A. B. Freeman School of Business. Courses in SOPA will need special permission and enrolment is not guaranteed (BSAC, BSFN, BSMK, HRDV, BSMT, REAL, and BSBL)

Course not open to exchange students include:

  • Courses beginning with PECN
  • Global Leadership modules
  • Some MBA elective finance courses that may be restricted or open by application only (eg: FINE 7530, FINE 7610)

At Tulane, economics is classified as a humanities course, not a business course. Undergraduate 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 exchange students in New Orleans. Keep in mind that exchange students do not pay tuition to their host university.

Additional Mandatory Fees

Tulane has additional mandatory fees which are also outlined on the estimated cost of attendance page, of which the Student Health Fee is applicable to exchange students. These fees cannot not be waived.

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.

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

Before purchasing an additional policy, students should confirm that the policy meets Tulane University’s minimum waiver requirements. Waiver eligibility is assessed by the host university and is not guaranteed as requirements are subject to change.

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

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 the Global Experiences team 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 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, Global Experience 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.