The University empowers students to learn in locations all over the world while also inviting international students to campus in Hamilton via several semester-long exchange programs.

Exchange student applications are due by 15 February for Fall term or 15 September for spring term.

Exchange Student Application


Dates

Full Academic Year 2020-21: August 27, 2020 to May 7, 2021

Fall Semester: August 27, 2020 to December 18, 2020

Winter Break:  December 19, 2020 to January 17, 2021

Spring Semester: January 18, 2021 to May 7, 2021

 

 

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All application materials should be sent to exchange program coordinator: Angela Carrizosa.

Depending on availability, applicants may be asked to participate in an informal interview with a Colgate faculty member to assess their interests in participating in the exchange program.

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Courses

Preference for admission into Colgate University will be given to students enrolling in courses in the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology and Physics/ Astronomy. A normal course load at Colgate is four courses. A full list of course offerings is here. At Colgate, UOW students must enroll in at least one course in the arts or the humanities, consistent with a liberal arts education.

Housing and meals

Exchange students may live in college apartments, college houses, or townhouses. These options include both traditional-style housing options and interest housing. Exchange students at Colgate will be billed for their housing by Colgate. One semester of on-campus housing at Colgate typically costs $3,500. Exchange students may be required to purchase a meal plan while at Colgate (depending on the residence hall in which they will reside). During extended an academic recess (i.e.: holidays, winter and spring break periods, etc.), housing and meal expenses shall be borne by each individual exchange student.

Student life

Exchange students at Colgate will have full access to campus activities and facilities. We have state-of-the-athletics facilities and sporting events. There is a plethora of resources on campus to help you remain active. From racquetball and squash courts, to the Glendening Boathouse on Lake Moraine, you have no shortage of opportunities. Colgate also offers literally hundreds of opportunities to get involved in clubs and organizations on campus. Exchange students will also be part of a larger international student community at Colgate

Costs

In addition to housing costs, students will be responsible for payment of their own round‐trip international travel, textbooks, visa expenses, and all other personal costs at Colgate. Health insurance (approximately $750 for Fall term and 1,200 for Spring term) and a student activity fee (approximately $175) are mandatory fees and will be added to your Colgate University student bill.

Undergraduate students from Xiamen shall forward the following information to the School of Economics at Xiamen by October 1: 

  • the application form for the exchange program;
  • a copy of the candidate’s academic record at the home institution (i.e., transcript);
  • an essay written by the candidate explaining why he/she has applied to the exchange program and his/her educational objectives;
  •  a recommendation from the exchange program director and the candidate's academic advisor or previous professor;
  • Students must meet English proficiency requirements as established by the host institution. It is preferable that Xiamen students submit an official TOEFL or Gaokao score to be admitted to Colgate;
  • a copy of the candidate’s passport.

Undergraduate students from National University of Singapore shall forward the following information to Colgate:

  • the application form for the exchange program;
  • a copy of the candidate’s academic record at the home institution (i.e., transcript);
  • an essay written by the candidate explaining why he/she has applied to the exchange program and his/her educational objectives;
  •  a recommendation from the exchange program director and the candidate's academic advisor or previous professor;
  • a copy of the candidate’s passport.

Undergraduate students from Yonsei University shall forward the following information to the International Office at Yonsei University by October 10:

  • the application form for the exchange program;
  • a copy of the candidate’s academic record at the home institution (i.e., transcript);
  • an essay written by the candidate explaining why he/she has applied to the exchange program and his/her educational objectives;
  •  a recommendation from the exchange program director and the candidate's academic advisor or previous professor;
  • For Yonsei University students, their iToefl score or equivalent
  • a copy of the candidate’s passport.

Undergraduate students from the University of Wollongong shall forward the following information to the Office of Global Student Mobility at the University of Wollongong:

  • the application form for the exchange program;
  • a copy of the candidate’s academic record at the home institution (i.e., transcript);
  • an essay written by the candidate explaining why he/she has applied to the exchange program and his/her educational objectives;
  •  a recommendation from the exchange program director and the candidate's academic advisor or previous professor;
  • a copy of the candidate’s passport.