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Studying at UT

Can I study at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville?

At the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, we admit two types of international students for one semester or one academic year.

Exchange students pay for tuition – and in some cases housing and/or meals – at their home institution. To find out if you are eligible to study at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville as an exchange student, please review our list of partner universities below. Do note that even if your institution is listed, this does not mean that they are accepting application for UT, Knoxville at this time. Please consult your education abroad office for more information.

Country Exchange Partner Institution
Australia Macquarie University
University of Canberra
University of the Sunshine Coast
Canada College of Social Work: University of Calgary
Chile University of Chile
China Sichuan University
Tsinghua University
University of Nottingham, Ningbo
Denmark University of Aarhus – Journalism
Finland Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
France KEDGE Business School
Germany Duale Hochschule Baden-Wurttemberg
IAAD: Bauhaus University Architecture Program
Universitat Bonn
University of Hannover
Hong Kong Chinese University of Hong Kong
City University of Hong Kong
Italy Politecnico di Torino
Japan Chuo University
International Christian University
Kansai Gaidai University
Kobe University
Toyo University
Waseda University
Netherlands Hogschool van Utrecht
Stenden University
Poland Cracow University of Technology
Thailand Mahidol University International College
United Kingdom Keele University
Robert Gordon University
Swansea University
University of Kent
University of Liverpool
University of Manchester
University of Nottingham
University of Worcester

If your university does not have an exchange partnership with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, you can study as a fee-paying student. These students pay all tuition and fees at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. For a breakdown of UT’s tuition and fees, please review One Stop’s website.


What can I study at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville?

Students can take courses in most areas of study at UT, Knoxville. The majority of classes are worth 3 UTK credit hours. You must take a minimum of 12 credit hours, but can take up to 19 credit hours, a semester. You can review previous classes offered through our timetable.

Understanding Terminology

  • Class – a period of study
  • Major – the degree of study
  • Level – there are four (4) years of undergraduate study at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. You can tell what year of study a class generally targets by looking at its course code. Undergraduate students are not permitted to take classes 500 level and above, as these as graduate courses.
Level Course Code (starts with) Year of Study
1 100 1st
2 200 2nd
3 300 3rd
4 400 4th
  • Semester – the academic year has two semesters. Fall semester (Semester 1) takes place between August and December. Spring semester (Semester 2) takes places between January and May. Review UT’s academic calendar for more information regarding dates.
  • Pre-requisites – some classes require that you have taken specific classes to enroll. Be sure to check for these in the timetable to see if you have taken comparable classes at your home university.