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  • Locations: Daytona Beach, FL, 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, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Engineering Physics, Software
Graduate Students Accepted?:
Program Description:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, FL

University Info   |   College of Engineering Info   |   Study Abroad Office


At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, what we do -- and do best -- is teach the science, practice, and business of the world of aviation and aerospace. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world's oldest, largest, and most prestigious university specializing in aviation and aerospace. It is the only accredited, aviation-oriented university in the world.

Since it was founded just 22 years after the Wright brothers' first flight, the University and its graduates have built an enviable record of achievement in every aspect of aviation and aerospace.

The curriculum at Embry-Riddle covers the operation, engineering, research, manufacturing, marketing, and management of modern aircraft and the systems that support them. The University engages in extensive research, consulting, and related activities that address the unique needs of aviation, aerospace, and related industries. Residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, provide education in a traditional setting, while the Worldwide Campus provides instruction through more than 130 centers in the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Middle East and through online learning.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Embry-Riddle's aerospace engineering program No. 1 in the nation among schools without doctorate programs. Embry-Riddle's aerospace engineering program is the largest in the nation.


Study Level

  • Undergraduate Students: Accepted
  • Graduate Students: Accepted
  • Computer Science Majors: Accepted


Fall, Spring or Academic Year

We do not guarantee internship/research placements but we help in putting students in contact with professors for research availability. Students have to make  the decision regarding the duration of  stay (semester or year ) during the application process and not once s/he has arrived at ERAU due to legal issues.


English Proficiency:

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

Minimum TOEFL Scores: 

  • Paper-based - 550
  • Computer-based - 213
  • Internet-based - 79
Minimum IELTS Score: 6.0

Disciplines Available

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Software Engineering

Semester Dates

  • Fall: early September to mid-December
  • Spring: early January to early May

Academic Calendar

Course Contents

Course descriptions   |   Schedule of classes

Workload per semester

Twelve credit hours constitute the minimum load for full-time student status during the fall and spring terms. The normal maximum load is 16 hours during spring and fall semesters.

The normal maximum course load for graduate students is nine credit hours per term. If a student demonstrates exceptional academic performance, a maximum one course overload may be approved by the director at the center or Distance Learning Enrollment Office. A student’s enrollment may be restricted when deemed in the best interest of the student.

Grading System

Letter Grade Student Performance Grade Points
A Superior 4
B Above average 3
C Average 2
D Below average 1
F Failure 0

Academic Transcripts


Is on-campus accommodation available to exchange students?

Dorms on-campus vary in size, amenities, and location. The two main options for exchange students are:

O'Connor Hall is located in the Student Village and is designated as mainly for upper-class students. Students assigned to O'Connor Hall share four bedroom apartments (two students share each bedroom), which include two baths and a living/dining room.

Stimpson Hall is located the Student Village and is designated as primarily for upper-class students. Stimpson Hall offers efficiency apartments for two students.

Please visit the Daytona Beach Housing website to find out more about each including costs and layouts.

If you decide to stay off-campus, it will be your responsibility to find housing off-campus. The Study Abroad Office may offer limited assistance wherever possible, but may not be able to provide help in transportation to see properties, communications with landlords, or negotiate on behalf of the student.

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

For students with confirmed housing contracts, residence halls will be open for check-in at the Housing Office from 1:00PM to 4:00 PM on the day before international student orientation day.


Entry Visa

If you plan to enroll as an International Student at Embry-Riddle, you also need to apply for your official Student Visa. To learn how, please read all the information below:

What is SEVIS?

SEVIS stands for Student and Exchange Visitor Information System. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) administers SEVIS, a governmental computerized system to maintain and manage data related to visiting students and scholars (F-1, M-1 and J-1) during their stay in the United States. This system allows for real-time access to this information and assists students in complying with the terms of their visas.

Embry-Riddle is authorized to enroll nonimmigrant alien students and to issue them an I-20 form when students are accepted to a full-time program and show that they have enough financial resources to cover the cost of their studies. The I-20 form certifies that a student is eligible to be an F-1 or M-1 non-immigrant student . An international applicant is defined as a nonresident, non-immigrant person entering the United States on F-1/M-1 or J-1 student visas. All I-20’s are issued through (SEVIS), which is a governmental computerized system to maintain and manage data related to foreign students and exchange visitors during their stay in the United States. International Students are required to comply with all SEVIS requirements. For more information about SEVIS, please refer to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Web site.

Health Insurance & Immunizations

All students at ERAU, including exchange, visiting, and research students must be insured. By default, students registering for courses will be enrolled in ERAU’s health insurance plan with United Health Care at the current year’s rates. If you plan to be covered through insurance from your home country, you MUST contact the Office of International Student Services so that the terms of your insurance can be reviewed, approved, and ERAU’s insurance can be subsequently waived. You must get a health insurance waiver BEFORE the semester’s add/drop period ends. A typical insurance must cover at least $50,000 in medical fees, have expatriation benefits should you have an emergency and need to fly back home, and have overall comparable or superior coverage to that provided by ERAU’s plan. For information on ERAU’s insurance plan, please visit the insurance website, where you can enter Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for the institution and open the appropriate information.



There are two orientations you are required to attend.

International Student Orientation: ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY

International Student Orientation takes place each fall and spring semester. You will be informed of the location. The following documents must be presented at check-in:

  • Passport
  • I-94 arrival/departure card
  • All I-20’s or DS-2019 forms

Students of all non-immigrant status are required to check in with appropriate documents. By law, ISS must keep updated copies of your documents. We need to have a current file for you. You must notify the ISS office within ten days of any changes to your documents.

University New Student Orientation: ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY University New Student Orientation takes place at the start of both fall and spring semesters. During this time you will obtain your University identification card, register for classes and receive pertinent information to begin your academic studies.

Be sure to protect your legal documents. Make extra photocopies.

Never destroy your Immigration documents. Keep them in a safe place.

When should I arrive?

Prior to the orientation. If you plan on staying in off-campus housing, you should arrive one to two weeks early to search for a place to stay.

Is airport reception available?

Although the campus is located near the Daytona Beach Airport, you will need ground transportation to reach the campus. A taxi is approximately $5.00 per person.

Although we will do our best to find someone to pick you up at the airport (please e-mail us your arrival information at if you would like to be considered for airport pickup), we can’t guarantee that this will be the case especially if you arrive anywhere other than Daytona Beach International.

Airfares to Orlando may be less expensive than to Daytona Beach. D.O.T.S., a bus service that operates between the Orlando airport and the campus will be the least expensive mode of transportation. D.O.T.S. will provide you with all the pertinent information to make your travel to campus relaxing and enjoyable.

Note: (We recommend that you do not book a flight to Miami as there is no connecting bus service between Miami International Airport and Daytona Beach).

Is there any bank on campus?

Opening a bank account is relatively easy and free for students for the first five years. During the orientation local banks will be on campus to promote their special account offers so make sure you try to explore your options. There is an ATM (cash machine) on campus.


Estimated cost of attendance

Food/meals – information on dining options and meal plans

Housing - information on housing options and rates

Local transportation Varies from student to student


Office Responsible for International Exchange Students

Study Abroad Office



Daytona Beach has something for everyone -- the adventure of a city and the warmth, charm, and friendly atmosphere of a small town. One of Florida's primary tourist destinations, Daytona Beach is located on the central east coast of Florida and is known as the World's Most Famous Beach. The area's many lakes and rivers along with the ocean offer an endless variety of recreational activities, such as freshwater and saltwater fishing, sport fishing tournaments, sailing, surfing, snorkeling, and swimming.

During the winter, you can always head for one of the nearby springs, where temperatures remain in the low 70s all year round. Swimmers and snorkelers can spend their time shoulder-to-shoulder with the bluegills, the tilapia, and the manatees that swim up the St. Johns River every winter. The springs, which are fed with a flow of millions of gallons of water a day, also offer some of the best inner tubing in the area. the ocean fronts 23 miles of beaches in the greater Daytona Beach area

If you like to camp or backpack, you'll enjoy the 362,000-acre Ocala National Forest and the 836-acre Tomoka State Park. Take a trail close to the Tomoka River and you'll be in Tarzan country, where alligators live in the marshlands, and ospreys nest in the tops of the cypress trees. Along the winding black waters of the Tomoka are stately live oak trees, with branches 70 feet long. Timber from these trees was used to build ships in the 19th century.

Winters are mild and summers are warm in Daytona Beach thanks to its location on the Atlantic Ocean and the Halifax River, an estuary which flows between the beachside and the mainland. The area's average temperature year-round is 70.5 degrees. Average monthly temperatures are 69 in January, 85 in May, 89 in July, 87 in September, and 70 in December.

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