University of Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming
United States of America

Language of instruction

English

Rooted in the traditions of the west and surrounded by the rugged Rocky Mountains, the University of Wyoming is a nationally recognised research institution with expert faculties, top-ranked academics and world-class facilities. UW athletes are known as Cowboys and wear brown and gold with pride.

The town of Laramie and its surrounds offer cross-country ski trails, snowmobiling and mountain bike trails, fishing, rock climbing, 2.9 million acres of national forest and more. Thanks to this, UW has been recognised as one of the USA’s top outdoor schools.

Semester dates

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

View UW's academic calendar.

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: 12 credits per semester is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Postgraduate: 9 credits per semester is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

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

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

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Advertising
Business information systems
Economics
Finance
Human resources
International business
Marketing
Biological engineering
Chemical engineering
Civil and structural engineering
Computer engineering
Electrical engineering
Environmental engineering
Geotechnical engineering
Mechanical engineering
Mining engineering
Software engineering
Exercise science
Social work
Anthropology
Archaeology
Art history
Classical languages
Communication, digital media and PR
Criminology
Development
Drama
English
English literature
History and ancient history
International relations
Music
Peace and conflict studies
Philosophy
Political science
Religion
Sociology
Writing
Information technology
Computer science
French
German
Russian
Spanish
Psychology
Agriculture
Animal studies
Biological sciences
Biomedical science
Chemistry and biochemistry
Earth sciences
Food science
Mathematics and statistics
Microbiology
Physics
Postgraduate
Economics
Civil and structural engineering
Mining engineering
Anthropology
Archaeology
English
English literature
History and ancient history
International relations
Peace and conflict studies
Philosophy
Political science
French
German
Psychology
Agriculture
Animal studies
Biological sciences
Biomedical science
Chemistry and biochemistry
Earth sciences
Environmental studies
Mathematics and statistics

Course restrictions

Exchange Students are not permitted to enroll in MBAM, MBAX, NURS or PHCY courses.

Enrollment in law courses is strictly limited. Permission must be granted by the College of Law, and if given, enrollment is limited to one class. The remaining credit load should comprise of courses outside the law program. 

Additional academic information

Course numbering at the University of Wyoming:

  • 1000-2000: Undergraduate lower division courses (first or second year)
  • 3000-4000: Undergraduate upper division courses (third or fourth year)
  • 5000: Postgraduate courses

UW has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Please note that there is a $50 application fee to that will be charged upon arrival. An additional $40 will be charged by the University to all International Students. These fees cannot be waived.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

The University of Wyoming recommends that exchange and study abroad students live on-campus in a residence hall or campus apartment. There is no service available to help students find an off-campus apartment. If you choose to live off-campus, you must explore housing options on your own.

Cost of living

The University of Wyoming provides an outline of the estimated cost of attendance for students studying in Laramie. Keep in mind that exchange students do not pay tuition to their host university. 

Additional Mandatory Fees

The University of Wyoming has additional mandatory fees which are outlined on the tuition, fees and books page. The Application Fee and International Student fee are applicable to exchange students, and there 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.

International students are automatically enrolled in the University of Wyoming's Student Medical Insurance Plan and will be charged accordingly. Information regarding the plan, including costs and benefits, can be found on the University’s website.

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

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

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.

UW provides visa and immigration information for exchange students.

Contact the US Embassy and Consulates for more 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.