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  • Locations: Atlanta, GA, United States;
  • Program Terms: Semester B (US Spr)
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Fact Sheet:
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Click here for a definition of this term Disciplines Available (engineering or related field): Aerospace, Biomedical, Biomolecular, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical, Systems Click here for a definition of this term Graduate Students Accepted?: No
Program Description:

Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA

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

Fast Facts

Georgia Tech

  • is ranked #7 among the best public universities in the U.S. and is #71 of the 1,000 best global universities.(Source: U.S. News & World Report)
  • is home to some of the best undergrad engineering schools in the U.S., with all of our undergraduate engineering program ranking in the top 10.(Source: U.S. News & World Report)
  • For the larger student body, Tech's 20 intramural sports, 43 sports clubs, and one of the best outdoor recreation programs in the country offer year-round action.
  • GT's campus was the site of the official Olympic athlete village for the Atlanta Summer Olympics in 1996.
  • GT's campus has a steam whistle that blows 5 mins to the hour to end classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with a different schedule on Tuesday and Thursday.


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

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, including:

  • Application for Undergraduate Admission (Transient Student)
  • Non-Degree Applicant Permission Form 
  • Official and original transcripts (in original language and English translation, if applicable) for all university-level study.
  • English Proficiency Certification

After admission, students will need to complete the DS-2019 Request E-form and submit a Financial Certification Form and proof of financial resources (in English) totaling at least US $10,000 per semester.

Recommendation letter from a professor or academic staff:

  • NOT Required

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


On-campus housing is limited and not guaranteed. Full Academic Year and Spring Semester-only students may apply for on-campus housing after they have been admitted. Students studying for only the Fall semester are not eligible for on-campus housing (other than I-House).

The International House, or I-House, 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 I-House website.

Many apartments or other off-campus housing options are available within walking distance of campus.  

Estimated Cost of Living

Estimated Cost of Attendance Per Semester

Living Expenses: Food/meals + Housing – $8,000

Books and Supplies – $800

Health Insurance – $1,250

Local transportation – Parking and MARTA


Office Responsible for International Exchange Students

Office of International Education

Incoming Exchange Advisor

Tel: +1-404-894-7475
Fax: +1-404-894-9682

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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