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  • Locations: Terre Haute, IN, 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):
Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Computer Science, Electrical, Engineering Management, Mechanical, Optical, Software
Graduate Students Accepted?:
Program Description:

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Terre Haute, IN

University Info   |   School of Engineering Info

Office Responsible for International Exchange Students

Office of Global Programs


The mission of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is to provide our students with the world's best undergraduate science, engineering, and mathematics education in an environment of individual attention and support.
Rose-Hulman graduates will be inspired and prepared for lives of purpose and success, defining and solving the problems of a complex global society. Rose-Hulman will be a lifelong partner with our graduates and a recognized global leader in science, engineering, and mathematics education.


Study Level

  • Undergraduate Students : Accepted
  • Graduate Students : NOT Accepted


Fall, winter, spring, or Academic Year


English Proficiency:

TOEFL scores:

  • Internet Minimum-based - 80
Minimum IELTS score: 6.5

Disciplines Available:

  • Applied Biology & Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science & Software Engineering
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Optical Engineering
Additional application materials?
Students will be required to fill out Rose-Hulman’s application and submit supplementary materials. Note that the Application for Student Exchange is different than the Rose-Hulman application for degree seeking students.
When will students receive their acceptance package?
Acceptance packages will be mailed to students’ home school advisors approximately 6 weeks after receiving a complete application, including DS2019 form for use in obtaining a J-1 visa.


Rose-Hulman divides the school year into quarters. Rose-Hulman has 3 quarters per year: fall, winter, spring, and summer sessions 1 and 2. Exchange students may begin their stay at Rose-Hulman during fall, winter, or spring quarter. Summer sessions start should be arranged with special permission from the Office of Global Programs.

In general, the quarters follow this calendar:

Fall: Early-September – Late-November
Winter: Early-December – Late-February
Spring: Early-March – Late May

Academic Calendar

Course Contents

Course Descriptions

Course Timetables (Schedule of Classes):

Rose-Hulman’s schedule of classes is divided into units referred to as “hours.” Exchange students will hear current RHIT students refer to their classes as occurring during a certain hour. For example, a student may say, “I have class 1st hour, 2nd hour, and 5th hour on Monday.” Classes meet for 50 minutes, Monday through Friday. Wednesday is lab day, and some exchange students may find they do not have any classes on Wednesday if they are not required to participate in a lab.

Time Hour
8:05 – 8:55 1st hour
9:00 – 9:50 2nd hour
9:55 – 10:45 3rd hour
10:50 – 11:40 4th hour
11:45 – 12:35
5th hour
12:40 – 1:30 6th hour
1:35 – 2:25 7th hour
2:30 – 3:20 8th hour
3:25 – 4:15 9th hour
4:20 – 5:10 10th hour

Workload per quarter

Minimum 12 credit hours per quarter per immigration requirements. It is advised not to exceed 18 hours of credit in one quarter.

Grading System

Letter Grade Credit Granted Quality Points
A yes 4.00
B+ yes 3.50
B yes 3.00
C+ yes 2.50
C yes 2.00
D+ yes 1.50
D yes 1.00
F no 0.00

Academic Transcripts

One transcript will be mailed to the student’s home school advisor after all balances have been paid on the student’s billing account. If a student needs more than one transcript, the student should contact the Office of Global Programs for further details.


Is on-campus accommodation available to exchange students?

Yes, on-campus accommodation is available for undergraduate exchange students. Students will need to apply early to secure a room on campus. Students should also note that all rooms are shared with another student of the same sex. On-campus accommodation fees will be billed directly to the student’s account.

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

Students typically move in a week before the start of classes.


Entry Visa

All incoming exchange students will need a visa to study in the United States. After the student has been accepted to study at Rose-Hulman, the Office of Global Programs will issue a DS-2019 document and mail it to the home school advisor. This document is to be used to secure a J-1 visa

Health Insurance & Immunizations

All exchange students on a J-1 visa are required to purchase the Rose-Hulman health insurance plan even if they are required to purchase their home country insurance. NO exceptions can be made to this rule. The policy covers students if they throughout the United States. The fee for the policy will be billed directly to the student account.

All students are required to show proof of the following mandatory immunizations: tetanus vaccine booster dose within past ten years, two MMR or measles vaccine, meningococcal vaccine and completed polio series. Exchange students should NOT get their TB skin test until they arrive on campus.


When should I arrive?

Students living on campus will have housing available one-three days before the start of their orientation program. Undergraduate exchange students arriving for fall quarter should plan to arrive one day before the J-1 international student orientation.

Is airport reception available?

Yes, transportation will be provided initially to the exchange student by Rose-Hulman from the airport to campus. The Rose-Hulman campus is approximately a one hour drive from the Indianapolis airport (IND).

Is there any bank on campus? 

There is not a bank on campus, but several ATMs are available through First Financial Bank. A First Financial Bank branch is located less than 5 minutes from campus by car or city bus.



Exchange students living on campus are enrolled in the Freshman 19-meal plan. The plan is $1714 per quarter and is billed directly to the student account. This meal plan allows students to eat in the campus cafeteria as well as purchase food from the Subway sandwich shop, Logan's, Moench Cafe and the C Store. Students living in the Apartments and Lakeside will have the option to purchase a reduced dining meal plan that allows for opportunities to prepare meals themselves.

Housing -

A regular double room ranges from $2848 per quarter.

Local transportation

Most students at Rose-Hulman share autombiles rides with each other. SharePoint, an internal communication system through Outlook, is the best way to quickly communicate with fellow students to secure a ride to an off campus location.

Rose-Hulman campus is not located on the City Bus Route, however, at the west end of the campus, baseball field, you can hail a bus to take you locations throughout the city.

Taxi Service is available to the Rose-Hulman campus.

Free bicycle rental service on campus is available through the Sports and Recreation Center. Rental is for a 24 hour period with option to renew daily.

Academic expenses (e.g., books, stationery)

Plan to allocate about $550 for textbooks, paper, binders, pens and pencils, and other stationery supplies per quarter.

Personal expenses

Personal expenses will vary depending on your style of living, but Terre Haute is an affordable place overall. Please plan to spend $300 to $500 per quarter.

Other administrative fees

Rose-Hulman does charge some student fees which will be placed on your student account. The fees include:

Activity fee: $60
Health Service fee: $70
Technology fee: $146
Laptop fee: $200
RHA fee: $20


Office Responsible for International Exchange Students

Office of Global Programs

Email and Phone



Terre Haute is a Midwestern city of 60,000 people located in west-central Indiana Terre Haute, IN map. Settled along the banks of the Wabash River, Terre Haute offers a vibrant living experience. Four institutions of higher education, are well established in Terre Haute.

Students who come to Rose-Hulman will find that Terre Haute offers many opportunities to meet their needs - shopping centers, public parks and nature trails, cinemas, art and history museums, community cultural events, sporting events, and much more. Also, travel to nearby urban areas such as Indianapolis, Chicago, and St. Louis is available within 1-4 hours from Terre Haute by automobile.

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