New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Info | College of Engineering Info | Exchange Student Info
New Jersey Institute of Technology
- is a top national university and a top 100 producer of degrees in engineering for minority students.
- spends over 100 million dollars in research per year.
- has over 130 student clubs and organizations – there is always something to do!
- campus is only 20 minutes from New York City.
- Experience Newark – diversity, great food, entertainment – while being just a train ride away from Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and other cities.
NJIT is New Jersey's science and technology university. We're proud of our 125 years of history, but that's just the beginning. We've doubled the size of campus in the last decade, pouring millions into major new research facilities to give our students the edge they need in today's demanding high-tech marketplace.
We live in a knowledge-based economy where technology defines the direction of virtually every industry, from medicine to entertainment. At NJIT, technology permeates all aspects of student life.
Small classes and professors with advanced industry experience allow students to make their education as personal as they want. The student–faculty ratio is 13:1; and of the 416 full-time faculty members, 99 percent hold the highest degree possible in their fields.
NJIT offers 92 degree programs through six professional schools and colleges. Students can double major, design an interdisciplinary major, opt for an accelerated bachelor’s or master’s degree program, and cross-register at nearby schools such as Rutgers University–Newark and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Note that exchange student are permitted to enroll in classes only on the NJIT campus.
NJIT is located in the vibrant University Heights district of downtown Newark, just 20 minutes from Manhattan by train.
Terms of Exchange
- Undergraduate students: Accepted
- Graduate students: Accepted (for one semester only)
- Computer Science majors: Accepted
Note: NJIT cannot accept graduate students for one year stays.
Students should have the equivalent of a 3.0 on a 4.0 GPA grade scale. Borderline students may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
English Proficiency Requirements
- Minimum TOEFL iBT score – 79
- Minimum IELTS score – 6.5
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Academic Calendar | Semester Dates (including exam period)
- Fall: early September to mid-December
- Spring: mid-January to mid-May
Graduate: Master's Degrees
Course Descriptions | Schedule of Classes
Enrollment Requirements & Workload per Semester
- Students must take at least 50% of their courses in the College of Engineering.
- For undergraduates, a full-time course load is 12 or more credit hours. For graduate students, a full-time course load is 9 or more credit hours.
Additional Application Materials
Instructions for completing additional application materials will be provided to students by e-mail as they are accepted by NJIT.
Recommendation letter from a professor or academic staff:
Students will receive their application packet in June for students studying in the fall and in November for students studying in the spring.
On-campus housing options are available for exchange students.
Off-campus housing is available in a number of towns in close proximity to NJIT. Monthly rents typically begin at $1,200 and increase depending on the specific living conditions. Most rental space will require one month's rent and one month's deposit before moving in. Have a sufficient amount of money available when you begin your apartment search. It is recommended that you arrive as early as possible to allow yourself time to search for suitable accommodations.
The Residence Life Office provides an "Off-Campus Housing" newsletter and a list of available rentals in the area (updated weekly). In addition, Residence Life staff will be available to assist you in finding housing upon your arrival.
Estimated Cost of Living
Cost of Attendance
Local transportation – Approximately $900 per year
Academic expenses (e.g., books, stationery) – Approximately $2,750 per year
Personal expenses – Approximately $1,100 per year
Office Responsible for International Exchange Students
Office of Global Initiatives | firstname.lastname@example.org
NJIT is located in one of the nation's most exciting cultural and business regions. The Greater New York/New Jersey region offers a rich array of cultural and recreational offerings, and New York City, with its vast resources for education, cultural enrichment, and entertainment is just 20 minutes from the campus.
Newark is also a great city for science and technology students. For its size, New Jersey has the country's highest number of engineers, scientists and technology workers who work for major firms and start-up companies alike. These firms constantly need new employees, and NJIT students have an edge; the firms are filled with NJIT alumni, who help NJIT graduates find jobs.
The Newark-New York metropolitan area is also a living laboratory for NJIT students. Architecture students, for instance, get to work on urban revitalization projects in Newark, Jersey City and New York. Students studying civil and environmental engineering work on projects to improve the region's water, air, roads and bridges. And management students find internships at investment banks, business consultants and brokerage firms based on Wall Street -- a subway ride away from Newark's Penn Station.
Newark has major assets that other cities envy: the largest seaport on the Eastern Seaboard, a major international airport, a network of highways as well as Penn Station and the PATH Trains, which offer quick rides into Manhattan, just 10 miles away. It is also home to the state's most vibrant arts center, NJPAC, and boasts a first-class professional baseball stadium - Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium, where the NJIT baseball team plays its home games. Newark is also home to the Ironbound section, a chain of Spanish, Portuguese and Brazilian restaurants, bakeries, food markets and shops.