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  • Locations: Atlanta, GA, 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, Biomolecular, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Materials Science & Engrg, Mechanical, Systems Graduate Students Accepted?: No
Program Description:

Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA

University Info   |   College of Engineering Info   |   Office of International Education

Introduction

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology.

Georgia Tech's campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta, where more than 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based education.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the Institute offers many nationally recognized, top-ranked programs. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in the Colleges of Architecture, Engineering, Sciences, Computing, Management, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. Georgia Tech is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's top ten public universities in the United States.

Terms of Exchange

Study Level

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

English Proficiency Requirements

  • Minimum TOEFL iBT score – 95
  • Minimum IELTS score – 7.0

Study Period

Fall, Spring, or Academic Year

Georgia Institute of Technology will not be accepting inbound Global E3 exchange students for Spring 2018.

Academic Calendar   |   Semester Dates (including exam period)

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

Academic Information

Disciplines Available

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Course Contents

Course Descriptions   |   Schedule of Classes

More detailed course information is available on the websites of the academic units (e.g. Electrical and Computer Engineering course outlines) 

Workload per Semester

The maximum number of credit hours for which an undergraduate student may register in fall or spring semester is 21 semester hours. Students register for a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester. Typical registration per semester is 12-15 credit hours

Additional Application Materials

Students nominated by IIE to GT will also be required to submit an undergraduate exchange student application packet, including:

  • J-1 Student Information Sheet
  • Application for Undergraduate Admission 
  • Non-Degree Applicant Permission Form 
  • Official and original transcripts in original language for all university-level study. (Transcripts must indicate all courses taken since high school and the grades you earned. Official and original transcripts translated into English for all university-level study.)
  • Financial Statement Form (Proof of financial resources (in English) totaling at least US $7,800 per semester.)
  • Please request current application packet.

Students will receive their acceptance packet generally 4 to 6 weeks from application received date.

Housing

On-campus housing is more difficult to find for students studying for the fall semester only. Many fall semester only students decide to live off-campus because of housing availability. Spring semester students have an easier time finding on-campus housing.

The International House, or Ihouse is available to exchange students of any semester/AY to apply. Application deadline is usually before GT Exchange application deadline. The application can be found on the Ihouse website.

Generally, the weekend before classes starts. However, for a small per night fee, students can move in up to a week early. Students attending FASET (new student orientation) can move in early without the fee. For more information about on-campus housing, please visit our website.

Estimated Cost of Living

Cost of Attendance

Living Expenses: Food/meals + Housing – $6,249

Misc. Fees/Health Insurance – $1,338

Local transportation – Parking and MARTA

Contact

Office Responsible for International Exchange Students

Office of International Education

Incoming Exchange Advisor

Christy Rakness
Tel: +1-404-894-7475
Fax: +1-404-894-9682
Email: incomingexchange@oie.gatech.edu

Georgia Institute of Technology
Office of International Education
631 Cherry Street, Savant Building
Atlanta, GA 30332-0284 USA

City Info

The Georgia Institute of Technology is in Atlanta, Georgia, in the southeastern United States. It is the capital of the state of Georgia, site of the 1996 Olympic games, and one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Atlanta is a city of neighborhoods, with a wonderful mix of rich heritage and contemporary international urban excitement. The metropolitan area is home to approximately 5.5 million people.

Georgia Tech is located in "Midtown" Atlanta. From theaters to art centers, Midtown is the heart of the arts. Known for its vibrant and diverse residents, energetic business district and the city's largest green space -- Piedmont Park, Midtown offers an eclectic blend of shopping, dining, culture, and nightlife. From its mild climate, ensuring year-round outdoor activities to its hundreds of restaurants, dance clubs, sports clubs, and cultural activities to the many professional sports teams, Atlanta's students rarely lack inspiration for leisure activities. In addition, nearby lakes, mountains, and beaches offer water sports, camping, rock climbing, and snow skiing.

Atlanta has four distinct seasons, allowing residents and visitors to enjoy a range of comfortable climates. During the fall and spring, Atlanta is quite comfortable with temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (21-26 Celsius). Summers can be quite hot and humid, and winters are normally mild with a few colder spells. The annual rainfall is only about 48 inches (122cm). You should bring clothing suitable for both hot and cold temperatures, although extreme cold weather is very rare. Student dress on campus is quite casual and entirely according to your personal taste.




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