University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
United States of America

Language of instruction

English

Ranked among the Top 25 public universities in America for five years running, the University of Connecticut’s main campus in Storrs offers state-of-the-art research, living, and recreational facilities.

Storrs is a town-within-a-town with plenty to make you feel at home. A diverse community, countless activities and entertainment, and the UConn "Huskies" sporting events are just the tip of the iceberg. The Storrs campus houses the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and is the only institution in the US offering a master's degree in puppetry. The campus is located in the rolling hills of north eastern Connecticut, 3 hours from New York, 1.5 hours from Boston and 1 hour from Providence, Rhode Island.

Semester dates

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

View UConn's academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

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

12 credits at UConn is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

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

It is highly recommended you have a full study load of UQ general electives is you wish to study at UConn.

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. 

View the UConn course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Animal studies
Anthropology
Art history
Biological sciences
Biomedical engineering
Biomedical science
Chemical engineering
Chemistry and biochemistry
Chinese
Civil and structural engineering
Classical languages
Communication, digital media and PR
Computer engineering
Computer science
Drama
Electrical engineering
English
Environmental engineering
Environmental studies
French
German
History and ancient history
Linguistics
Materials engineering
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Music
Nutrition science
Philosophy
Physics
Political science
Psychology
Public policy
Regional and town planning
Sociology
Software engineering
Spanish

Course restrictions

Fine Arts and Statistics courses at UConn are available on a limited basis.

Courses in the following disciplines are very limited, and students wishing to study these subjects are recommended to have a full semester of UQ general elective courses available as a backup:

  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Health Systems Management
  • Management and Engineering for Manufacturing
  • Operations and Information Management

Courses in the following disciplines are not available to exchange students:

  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Social Work

The University of Connecticut will not release detailed course information (including syllabi) - please do not contact the University for this information. It is recommended that students applying to UConn have flexibility in the courses that they can take while on exchange. Should you have any questions regarding additional course information, please contact the Global Experiences team.

Additional academic information

Course numbering at the University of Connecticut:

  • 0000-0999: Non-credit courses
  • 1000-1999: Undergraduate introductory courses
  • 2000-2999: Undergraduate second year courses
  • 3000-3999: Undergraduate third and fourth year courses
  • 4000-4999: Undergraduate fourth year courses
  • 5000-6999: Postgraduate level courses

UConn has online resources to help you navigate their academic policies and structure:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

Exchange students who apply for on-campus accommodation at UConn are guaranteed a room. UConn recommends that all exchange students live on campus in residence halls, as it is an important part of American university life. However, students can opt to find private off-campus accommodation. UConn's Off-Campus Student Services can help with this. 

Cost of living

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

Additional Mandatory Fees

UConn has additional mandatory fees, for Transit, Activity & Technology fees. For more information, see the UConn exchange fact sheet.

Financial support

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

UConn Scholarship opportunity: students studying on exchange at UConn are encouraged to apply for UConn's Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) grants. The OUR grants provide up to $500 for research expenses during the acadmic year. There are three types of awards: research expenses and consumables, travel expenses to conduct research, and travel expenses to present research. Applications are taken on a rolling basis through April 1. For more information go to: http://ugradresearch.uconn.edu/get-research-funding/ 

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.

Students will be automatically enrolled in the UConn Student Health Insurance Plan.  More details can be found at the UConn Student Health Services page.

Exchange students may be eligible to waive the Health Insurance Plan if they have additional cover that meets UConn's minimum waiver requirements.

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

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.

UConn provides visa and immigration information for international and exchange students.

Contact the US Embassy and Consulates for more 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.