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  • Locations: Cleveland, OH, United States;
  • Program Terms: Fall / Academic Year, Spring
  • The online application is currently closed. Please see the announcements for information on when the next application cycle will open.
Fact Sheet:
Disciplines Available (engineering or related field):
Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Macromolecular Science & Engrg, Materials Science & Engrg, Mechanical
Graduate Students Accepted?:
Program Description:

Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

University Info   |   School of Engineering Info   |   Center for International Affairs


Case Western Reserve University is continually ranked among the country's top research universities, but its success is not bound by the numbers. The university's unique history supports an experience-based approach to education and inquiry that combines arts and humanities with science and technology. The university is associated with 16 Nobel Laureates. Other notable alumni include the creator of Gmail and the founder of craigslist. Be it through a renewed commitment to diversity or its many stories of innovation, Case Western Reserve is all about improving and enriching lives and imagining and influencing the future.

Case Western Reserve University is an urban campus located in University Circle, a 550-acre, park-like concentration of nearly 50 cultural, medical, educational, religious, and social service institutions located at the eastern edge of the city. Considered the second most cultured square mile in the United States, University Circle boasts the world-famous Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Museum of Art. The area takes its name from the turn-around for the trolley that in the late 18th century linked the campus area with Cleveland's downtown.


Study Level

  • Undergraduate Students : Accepted
  • Graduate Students : NOT Accepted
  • Computer Science Majors : Accepted


Fall, Spring, or Academic Year


English Proficiency:

TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for incoming international Global E³ students.

Minimum TOEFL scores:

  • Paper-based - 575
  • Computer-based - 232
  • Internet-based - 90
Minimum IELTS score: 6.5

Disciplines Available:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Macromolecular Science & Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Additional application materials?

Case Western Reserve University accepts the Global E3 application as the final application. No additional CWRU application needs to be completed.

When will students receive their acceptance packet?

Acceptance packets will be expressed mailed withing 5-10 business days of acceptance.


Semester Dates

  • Fall: late August to mid-December
  • Spring: mid-January to early May

Academic Calendar 

Course Contents

Course descriptions   |   Schedule of classes

Workload per semester

Students can take up to 19 hours without needing an overload. While the normal course load for students is still 14-18 hours, you are able to enroll in up to 19 hours. Any schedule of more than 19 hours requires dean's approval.

Grading System

Letter Grade Meaning Quality Points
A Excellent 4
B Good 3
C Fair 2
D Passing 1
F Failure 0

Academic Transcripts

Transcripts can be obtained through the registrar.


Is on-campus accommodation available to exchange students?

All exchange students are encouraged to live on campus. Students may request housing for either north or south campus residence halls. After students are admitted, they will be placed on the student checklist and given access to apply for housing.  

When can students move into the hall of residence?

Move in varies each year, but usually occurs around two weeks before classes begin.

Soon after arrival, students are required to contact the Office of International Student Services in the Center for International Affairs.They are located on the first floor of Tomlinson Hall. They can be reached by calling 216-368-2517. University offices are open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm.


Entry Visa 

Health Insurance & Immunizations

For information about immunizations, medical insurance and the student health forms, visit the international student section of University Health Service. Information on medical plans can be found on the student affairs website.


When should I arrive?

International Welcome Days occur a week before classes begin. Specific dates and information are available on our website.

Is airport reception available?

Airport transportation is available in the fall semester. Information about registering for this free service is available in the acceptance packet.

Is there any bank on campus?

There are various banking options next to campus. Information about these options will be provided in the international student orientation.


Typical Student Budget

Food/meals – information on dining options and meal plans

Housing - information on housing options and rates


Office Responsible for International Exchange Students

Center for International Affairs



From a settlement that began more than two centuries ago on the banks of the Cuyahoga River, greater Cleveland has grown into a metropolis of more than 2 million people. The heritage of this Great Lakes port includes industrial achievement as well as cultural and scientific advances. The Cleveland area is headquarters for many of the nation's major corporations. Known as a foodie and sports destination, Cleveland also boasts the Rock Hall of Fame.

Health care is another thriving Cleveland industry. Dozens of hospitals and medical centers are concentrated in the area. University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Cleveland Clinic, the MetroHealth Medical Center, and others are internationally recognized for outstanding patient care and contributions to medical research.

For more historical information regarding Case, University Circle or Cleveland, visit the online version of the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History.

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The online application is currently closed. Please see the announcements for information on when the next application cycle will open.