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  • Locations: Lubbock, TX, 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):
Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Construction, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, Petroleum
Graduate Students Accepted?:
Yes
Program Description:

Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX

University Info   |   College of Engineering Info   |   Study Abroad Office

Introduction

Founded in 1923, Texas Tech is located on the South Plains of West Texas and carries the distinction of being the largest comprehensive higher education institution in the western two-thirds of the state of Texas.

Texas Tech University prides itself on being a major comprehensive research university that retains the sense of a smaller liberal arts institution. Although enrollment is over 30,000, Texas Tech students boast of one-on-one interaction with top faculty and an environment that stresses student accomplishment above all else. We're large enough to provide the best in facilities and academics, but small enough to focus on YOU. We are committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world.

Texas Tech students come from every county in Texas, all 50 states and more than 90 foreign countries. Tech offers 150 undergraduate degree programs through 11 academic colleges, a graduate school and a school of law. We offer more than 100 master’s degree programs and over 50 doctoral degree programs.

TERMS OF EXCHANGE

Study Level

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

Period

Fall, Spring, or Academic Year

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

English Proficiency:

Please submit proof of your English language proficiency. For example, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English Language, or a statement from  your university verifying your language capabilities in English are sufficient enough to attend courses taught in English. 

TOEFL 550 paper-based version
TOEFL 79 internet-based version
IELTS 6.5
PTE 60
Cambridge CPE - C
Cambridge CAE - B

Disciplines Available:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering

Additional application materials?

TTU’s on-line application, Photo of Self, Copy of passport info page

When will students receive their acceptance package?

Usually between 2-3 weeks after all the application documentation has been received.

COURSE REGISTRATION & ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Semester Dates

  • Fall : August to December
  • Spring : January to May

Academic Calendar

Course Contents

Engineering Degrees   |   Course Syllabus   |   Schedule of classes

Workload per semester

12 - 16 credit hours

Grading System

Letter Grade Grade Points
A 4.00
B 3.00
C 2.00
D 1.00

Academic Transcripts

One official Transcript is sent to the coordinator of the home university after final grades are posted. Usually 2-3 weeks after the semester has been completed.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Is on-campus accommodation available to exchange students?

Yes. Please visit our website for more information.

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

The weekend before the semester starts.

PRE-ARRIVAL

Entry Visa

J1 visas are issued to students planning on attending TTU, the information provided with the TTU exchange application will include what is needed to issue a DS2019 for international exchange students.

Health Insurance & Immunizations

Insurance Requirements for J-1 Visitors to the U.S.

Insurance benefits must cover at least:
  1. $50,000 per accident or illness for medical expenses (deductible amounts may not exceed $500 per accident or illness),
  2. $10,000 for medical evacuation to your home country,
  3. And $7,500 for repatriation of remains.

ARRIVAL/ORIENTATION

When should I arrive?

There is a mandatory exchange student orientation held the weekend before classes start. Dates can be confirmed on a year per year basis.

Is airport reception available?

Yes, airport pickup is one day, and the exchange coordinator will send out details before they arrive.

Is there any bank on campus? 

Yes. And several others within walking distance.

ESTIMATED COST OF LIVING

Cost of attendance

Food/meals $1,000/semester

Housing

Varies depending on living quarters $500-900 per month

Local transportation

Bus route to/from campus included in student fees

Academic expenses (e.g. books, stationery) $500 - $1000/semester

Personal expenses $600 per term and $200 in entertainment per month

This with more and/or updated information will be given to the student once they have been accepted to attend TTU.

CONTACT

Office Responsible for International Exchange Students

Study Abroad Office

CITY INFO

Founded by a Texas Ranger in 1876, the area known today as Lubbock, Texas, is home to more than 229,000 residents and is the center of the South Plains region. Although Lubbock still maintains an atmosphere of small-town hospitality and West Texas charm, it also offers big-city delights.

Lubbock is located in West Texas. The city is surrounded by five major Texas highways giving the appearance of a hub on a wagon wheel, hence the nickname “Hub City.”

Time Zone: Central Standard Time

Climate: Semi-arid

Elevation: 3,241 ft.

July Average Temperature: 80.1° F
January Average Temperature: 39.2° F
Average Annual Snowfall: 10.3 in.
Average Annual Precipitation: 18.0 in.
Annual Days of Sunshine: 263 days

Distance to Regional Cities

Amarillo, TX - 122 miles
Abilene, TX - 155 miles
Carlsbad, NM - 170 miles
Ruidoso/Ski Apache, NM - 243 miles
Santa Fe, NM - 305 miles
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX - 318 miles
El Paso, TX - 345 miles
Oklahoma City, OK - 345 miles
Austin, TX - 372 miles
San Antonio, TX - 399 miles

Transportation

Four major airlines service the Lubbock area:

American Eagle
Continental Airlines
Delta Air Lines
Southwest Airlines

The city can also be accessed by State Highway and Interstate

Highway systems:

US Highway 87
US Highway 84
State Road 114
Interstate Highway 27
US Highway 62/82



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