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

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (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

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

Study Options
Not applicable to this university. However, you will usually be expected to take the majority of courses (60%) within a single faculty.

Other Requirements
It is highly recommended you have a full study load of UQ general electives if you wish to study at UConn, as UConn does not provide course profiles.

Note: Host university eligibility criteria are at the discretion of the host and may change without notice

Find courses

View the UConn 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. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Animal studies
Anthropology
Art history
Biological sciences
Biomedical engineering
Biomedical science
Chemical engineering
Chemistry and biochemistry
Chinese
Civil 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

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (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. Additionally, laboratory fees and fees associated with field trips may be regarded as non-tuition, and therefore must be paid by the student. 

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 a Semester-based Exchange 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

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (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, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)