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  • Locations: Clemson, SC, 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):
Bioengineering, Biosystems, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Materials Science & Engrg, Mechanical
Graduate Students Accepted?:
Program Description:

Clemson University
Clemson, SC

University Info   |   College of Engineering Info

Office Responsible for International Exchange Student

College of Engineering and Science


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.


Study Level

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


Fall, Spring, or Academic Year


English Proficiency

TOEFL scores are NOT required for incoming international Global E³ students

Disciplines Available

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

Additional application materials?

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


Semester Dates

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

Academic Calendar 

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.

Grading System

Letter Grade Meaning Grade Points
A Excellent 4
B Good 3
C Fair 2
D Pass 1
F Failed 0

Academic Transcripts

Transcripts are available through the Registrar.


Is on-campus accommodation available to exchange students?

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

When can exchange students move in to the Hall of Residence?

Generally, the week before classes start.  Please check with the Housing Office at


Entry Visa

Students entering the U.S. are required to obtain a J-1 Student Visa

Health Insurance & Immunizations

Exchange students must obtain and maintain health insurance that meets the minimum requirements as defined by the US Department of State.  At a minimum, insurance shall have the coverage outlined below.  A list of insurance companies that work with Exchange Visitors can be found on our website.  In addition, the insurance policy offered by Redfern Health Center will meet the insurance requirements.  Note: Medical insurance offered by Clemson University's Human Resources, such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, does not meet the J-1 medical insurance requirements.  Supplemental insurance will need to be purchased.

  • medical benefits of at least $50,000 per person, per accident or illness
  • repatriation of remains in the amount of $7,500
  • expenses associated with medical evacuation in the amount of $10,000
  • shall not have a deductible that exceeds $500 per accident/illness

In addition, international students are required to have certain immunization vaccines


When should I arrive?

Each Fall and Spring semester, the Office of International Student Program and the Gantt Intercultural Center hold a day-long orientation session for all new and transfer international students.  All new and transfer international students are strongly encouraged to attend the orientation to learn more about the University, services provided to students, maintaining status, as well as the chance to meet new people.

Is airport reception available?  No.

Is there any bank on campus?  TD Bank


Estimated yearly costs

Food/meals - information on dining options and meal plans

Housing - information on housing options and rates


Office Responsible for International Exchange Students

Clemson Abroad Office
Meredith Wilson


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