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University of Delaware
Newark, DE, United States; (Outgoing Program)
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, Biomolecular, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Computer Science, Electrical, Environmental, Information Science, Materials Science & Engrg, Mechanical, Ocean
Graduate Students Accepted?:
Yes
Program Description:

University of Delaware
Newark, DE

 University Info   |   College of Engineering Info

Office Responsible for International Exchange Students

University of Delaware, Institute for Global Studies
Elliott Hall • 26 East Main Street • Newark DE 19716 • USA • Phone 302-831-2852 • Email studyabroad@udel.edu
 
University of Delaware, Office for International Students & Scholars
44 Kent Way • Newark DE 19716 • USA • Phone 302-831-2115

Introduction

The University of Delaware has a great tradition of excellence from our roots extending back to a small private academy started in 1743, to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. Our alumni tell our story of achievement, from our first class, which included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and one signer of the U.S. Constitution, to the more than 154,000 living Blue Hens who are making vital contributions to the world. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Jill, are both UD alumni.
 
The University received its charter from the State of Delaware in 1833 and was designated one of the nation’s historic Land Grant colleges in 1867. Today, UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity—a designation accorded less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering.
 
State-of-the-art facilities support UD's academic and public service activities. Our 146-foot coastal research vessel, Hugh R. Sharp—the most advanced in the U.S.—helps scientists across the region explore the sea. World-class figure skaters train at our High Performance Figure Skating Center. Partnerships with Nemours/A. I. du Pont Hospital for Children, Christiana Care and Thomas Jefferson University; the U.S. Army; Winterthur; Longwood Gardens and Hagley Museum offer unparalleled experiences in health sciences, defense research, art conservation, horticulture and history. The University is now transforming a 272-acre parcel, the site of a former auto assembly plant, into the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus.

TERMS OF EXCHANGE

Study Level

All students participating in the exchange program shall be enrolled as full-time, non-degree students at the host university.

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

Period

Fall, Spring, and Academic Year

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

English Proficiency

Undergraduates:                TOEFL 570; IBT 90
Graduate Students:            TOEFL 600; IBT 100

Disciplines Available

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Computer & Information Sciences
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering (Graduate only)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering (Graduate only)

Additional application materials:

Students who are nominated through Global E3 may also be asked to apply via the University of Delaware’s online application system and submit supplementary documents.

When will students receive their acceptance package?

The University of Delaware Admissions Office will check the online application and supplementary documents for accuracy. An Admission Packet will then be processed containing your visa paperwork and sent to you. Admitted exchange students will receive an official letter from the University of Delaware recommending admission, tuition support, and duration of stay.

COURSE REGISTRATION & ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Semester Dates

  • Fall: early September to mid-December
  • Spring: early February to end of May

Academic Calendar

Course Contents

Course descriptions   |   Schedule of classes

Workload per semester

                Undergraduate  
                Full-time students enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours.
 
                Graduate
                Full-time students enroll in at least 9 credit hours.

Grading System

A  Excellent 4.00 quality points per credit A- 3.67 quality points per credit
B+ 3.33 quality points per credit B  Good 3.00 quality points per credit
B- 2.67 quality points per credit C+ 2.33 quality points per credit
C Fair 2.00 quality points per credit C- 1.67 quality points per credit
D+ 1.33 quality points per credit D  Poor 1.00 quality points per credit
D- 0.67 quality points per credit F  Failure 0.00 quality points per credit
X  Failure 0.00 quality points per credit
(Academic Dishonesty)
Z  Failure 0.00 quality points per credit
(Unofficial Withdrawal)
L  Listener (Audit) - Registration without credit or grade. Class attendance is required, but class participation is not. LW Listener Withdrawn - A listener who does not attend sufficient class meetings to be eligible, in the judgment of the instructor, for the grade of L will receive the grade LW.
NR No grade – No grade required.

 
P Passing - For specifically authorized courses. P grades are not calculated in indexes. (For further explanation, see Pass/Fail grade option section.)
W Official Withdrawal - Passing at time of withdrawal.  
I Incomplete - In the event that a student fails to complete a course due to illness or other reason deemed adequate by the instructor.

 
S Satisfactory progress - For thesis, research, dissertation, independent study, special problems, distance learning and other courses which span two semesters or in which assignments extend beyond the grading deadline in a given semester.
U Unsatisfactory progress - For thesis, research, dissertation, independent study, special problems, distance learning and other courses which span two semesters or in which assignments extend beyond the grading deadline in a given semester. N No grade reported by instructor.
 

Academic Transcripts

In order to have your UD courses officially recognized at your home institution, request an official UD transcript before you leave campus. When you complete the Request for Transcript form, you should check “Hold for grades, fill in term” so that the transcript is not issued until the grades from your semester at UD appear. It normally takes a few weeks after the end of the semester for the transcript to be sent. You should have the transcript sent to your home institution. There is a cost for the transcript; check the website for specific information. The University will not issue a transcript to any student with an outstanding balance on the student account. It is up to the STUDENT’S HOME INSTITUTION to approve the credit transfer.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Is on-campus accommodation available to exchange students?

If you choose to live on campus, you should apply for housing at the Residence Life & Housing website and do so IMMEDIATELY in order to be considered for your first choice.
 
For Undergraduate students who wish to live on campus, we recommend you request Christiana Towers. These are the only dormitories on campus that have kitchen facilities. If you choose a dormitory without a kitchen, you are required to purchase a meal plan for about $2,400 per semester.  
 
For Undergraduates and Graduate students: One option for off-campus housing is the INNternationale House. This location is within walking distance to the College of Engineering and provides a welcoming center and home for a combination of international students, visiting professors, international guests and American students. The rooms are fully furnished with complete cooking facilities. Complete the reservation form on the INNternationale website and return it by the posted due date with the required deposit. Be certain to respond to every question on the form.   
 
Until you have decided where you will live, you may need a place to receive mail. Use the following address temporarily:

Your name
44 Kent Way
c/o Office for International Students and Scholars
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716-6410
USA

PRE-ARRIVAL

Entry Visa

Undergraduate: To officially accept your offer of admission to the University of Delaware, accomplish all the tasks listed on above website. 
 
Graduate: After being officially admitted to the University of Delaware, accomplish all the tasks listed on above website.

ARRIVAL/ORIENTATION

When should I arrive?

The Student section of the OISS website contains specific information for new undergraduate and graduate students in F-1 and J-1 status at the University of Delaware. OISS is here to help advise you, but it is your responsibility to stay current on any changes in immigration regulations. For additional arrival information, visit the International Students and Scholars website.

Is airport reception available?

Be sure to arrange transportation from the Philadelphia airport to your lodging in Delaware. One recommended option is to reserve shuttle bus transportation through Delaware Express, which you can do online at the Delaware Express website. To use Delaware Express: you must make a reservation; it requires 48-hour notice; and, there is a fee for this service.  

Is there any bank on campus?

For personal banking, you may want to set up a checking account before you arrive. There is a bank located on campus in the Trabant Student Center.

ESTIMATED COST OF LIVING

Cost of attendance: General information about the cost of living, including links to UD’s Student Financial Services office (tuition, fees) can be found on the International Student & Scholars office website.

Food/meals: To purchase a meal plan, go to the campus dish website. To purchase groceries, several grocery stores are located near the main campus. 

Local transportation: Free UD Shuttle Buses pick up students with University IDs at regular intervals. They stop at locations throughout campus and nearby apartment complexes. Special stops may be requested if they are along the route. Please note that UD Shuttle Busses do not operate on weekends. You may be able to purchase a used bicycle from several places around campus, such as local bike shops, the Goodwill Store, or through the UD Classifieds. The University of Delaware’s Classifieds Ads website also provides a list of items being sold by others on campus. You will be able to access that website after admittance when you receive your PIN number.

Academic expenses: Students can expect to spend approximately $500 to $1,000 per semester on books and study materials. To order textbooks, click on the button in the upper right-hand corner of your schedule in UDSIS that indicates “Buy or rent your textbooks.” This will pre-load all of your required and recommended titles for only the classes for which you are registered and give you the ability to place your textbook reservation order. If you specify used books on your order, textbook reservation will include used copies when available. These books are then available for pick up on Move-In Day at the Barnes & Noble Campus Bookstore.

CONTACT

Office Responsible for International Exchange Students

University of Delaware, Office for International Students & Scholars
44 Kent Way • Newark DE 19716 • USA • Phone 302-831-2115

Email:  studyabroad@udel.edu

CITY INFO

In the early 1700s a small English, Scots-Irish and Welsh hamlet grew along two old Indian trails and the fall line where the Christina and White Clay Creeks turn sharply eastward toward the Delaware River. In time, the area began to serve travelers on route from the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia and Maryland and colonial Philadelphia. Though the little hamlet between the creeks has become a bustling small city, Newark has retained its college town charm. 



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