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Application Process & Partner Universities

Use the information below to review the application process and a list of active exchange partners.

Semester Dates & Deadlines

              Fall 2024            Spring 2025
UTK Semester Dates   August 19 – December 11      January 21 – May 15
Nomination Deadline (for partner institutions)              March 15          September 15
Application Deadline (for exchange students)               April 15             October 15

**Students will be expected to arrive 2-7 days prior to the start of the semester for program orientation. Exact dates will be provided in the student’s acceptance letter.

 

Application Process

  • Partner institutions (link?) will nominate their student(s) using the provided application link. 
    • Within 14 days of receiving the nomination, student(s) will receive an email with instructions to log in to the UTK online system and complete their exchange student application.
  • Students will complete the online application, and should be prepared to submit the following documents: 
    1. Valid English proficiency documentation (if required) from one of the following:
      • TOEFL score iBT 70
      • IELTS score 6.5
      • Letter from home institution certifying proficiency
    2. Academic transcript in English
    3. Copy of passport identity page
    4. Proof of sufficient financial means (bank statement, affidavit, etc.)
    5. Course preference requests
  • Within 14 days of submitting all required documents, students will receive next steps from UTK.

 

Please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Proof of sufficient funds – Review estimated budgets relative to your home institution for more information on study abroad costs.
  • English proficiency – This applies to non-native English speakers only. TOEFL scores of a Language Proficiency Statement from a university/college professor stating your English level is sufficient to study at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, alongside native English speakers. Acceptable scores include: TOEFL 70 IBT or IELTS 6.5.
  • Academic history
  • Course request list – Please refer to the UT course timetable for classes offered during your intended study abroad term. If your desired term is not yet available, refer to that term from the previous year.
  • Photocopy of passport ID page

Please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Proof of sufficient funds – Review UT’s estimated cost of attendance
  • English proficiency – This applies to non-native English speakers only. TOEFL scores of a Language Proficiency Statement from a university/college professor stating your English level is sufficient to study at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, alongside native English speakers. Acceptable scores include: TOEFL 70 IBT or IELTS 6.5.
  • Academic history
  • Course request list – Please refer to the UT course timetable for classes offered during your intended study abroad term. If your desired term is not yet available, refer to that term from the previous year.
  • Photocopy of passport ID page