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  • Locations: Clemson, SC, United States;
  • Program Terms: Fall / Academic Year, Spring
  • Universities in the Global E³ program do not accept applications directly.

    Go to "How to Apply" for information on the application process.
Fact Sheet:
Disciplines Available (engineering or related field): Bioengineering, Biosystems, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Materials Science & Engrg, Mechanical Graduate Students Accepted?: No
Program Description:

Clemson University
Clemson, SC

University Info   |   College of Engineering Info   |   Office of Global Engagement

Fast Facts

Clemson University:

  • ranks among the Top 25 public institutions of higher education in the United States.
  • is located on beautiful Lake Hartwell in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are outstanding outdoors recreational opportunities like hiking, mountain biking, rock climbling, or kayaking/stand-up paddle boarding, and all within a short drive of campus. Clemson is close to major cities, too: Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Caroline are both within two hours' drive from campus.
  • is a student-centered, research university with a strong focus on engineering and science. Students may choose from 80+ undergraduate majors and 110+ graduate programs.
  • offers an excellent student life experience: Students may choose from over 400 clubs and organizations, 50 club sports teams, 6 student-run media organizations, and free tickets to all home athletic games!
  • is home of the 2016 U.S. College Football National Champions. Go Tigers!


Clemson University first opened its doors in 1889 with a very clear vision: to "be a high seminary of learning in which the graduate of the common schools can commence, pursue and finish the course of studies terminating in thorough theoretic and practical instruction." Thomas Green Clemson's now famous words left to us in his will have guided the University's actions through the years, from a college focusing on the art and science of agriculture to a university teaching students in more than 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs.

More than 17,000 students call Clemson University "home" each academic year. Why? Because Clemson has a way of doing things differently. Clemson is more than a top-tier research university, more than big-time science and engineering, and more than course schedules and final exams. It's about providing experiences and enrichment opportunities that create leaders, thinkers and entrepreneurs.

Set in a college town with a beautiful backdrop of lakefronts and mountains, Clemson attracts students looking for a strong sense of community, school spirit and a love of winning -- in academics, in athletics and in life. We invite you to get more. We invite you to Clemson University.

With more than 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate programs, you are bound to find something at Clemson University that interests you. Students currently attending Clemson University come from over 89 different countries. The student faculty ratio is 14 to 1, so students get the opportunity to know the professors and receive all the necessary attention.

Terms of Exchange

Study Level

  • Undergraduate students: Accepted
  • Graduate students: NOT Accepted
  • Computer Science majors: Accepted

English Proficiency Requirements

TOEFL scores are NOT required for incoming international Global E3 students.

 Study Period

Fall, Spring, or Academic Year

Academic Calendar   |   Semester Dates (including exam period)

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

Academic Information

Disciplines Available

  • Bioengineering
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering & Science
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Course Contents

Course Descriptions   |   Schedule of Classes

Workload per Semester

Enrollment in 12 or more credit hours is considered full time.  The maximum number of hours in which a student may enroll is 21.  Permission of the student's academic advisor is required for all registration in more than 21 hours.

Additional Application Materials

Students nominated by IIE to Clemson must also complete Clemson's application for non-degree seeking international students.

When will students receive their acceptance packet?


Students who are interested in on-campus housing must apply online.

Estimated Cost of Living

Estimated Yearly Costs




Office Responsible for International Exchange Students

Office of Global Engagement   |

City Info

The city of Clemson is located in Pickens County, South Carolina, situated in the northwestern corner of South Carolina.  Based on the state's online data, Clemson is home to over 12,000 residents, making Clemson a town with a small, cozy feel yet located in proximity to both the natural beauty of lakes and mountains as well as the resources of big cities.

Clemson University and the surrounding area offer everything a college student needs.  Plenty of outdoor - and indoor - recreation is within a 30-minute drive.

If you're looking for outdoor entertainment, the campus borders the 900-plus-mile shoreline of Hartwell Lake where swimming, skiing and sailing are favorite pastimes.  The mountains are less than an hour away and provide areas to canoe, kayak, white-water raft, hike, camp, snow ski and fish.

Indoor recreation is a lot closer to home, and Clemson's downtown provides many dining and shopping possibilities.  Plus it's walking distance from campus.

Along with great food, Clemson's downtown is packed with shops where students, parents, visitors and fans of all kinds can get their Clemson gear.  Once you come to Clemson, you'll never be the same ... and neither will your wardrobe.

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