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University of Georgia

Athens, GA

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  1. The University of Georgia is ranked 11th in the top US public universities.

About This Campus

Founded in 1785, the University of Georgia is the nation's oldest state-chartered university. History and tradition have special emphasis in campus life. We are also known for our large and beautiful Athens campus, which spans 762 acres and features 465 buildings. With its strong academic majors, outstanding athletic programs, and extensive and varied campus life, the University attracts more than 37,000 students from every state in the nation and many foreign countries. The University of Georgia is located in Athens, a pleasant college town with a population of 125,000 in the rolling hills of northeast Georgia, just 60 miles northeast of Atlanta. Within a few hours drive of Athens are over a dozen parks and recreational areas, including Lake Lanier, Lake Hartwell, and the Appalachian Mountains.

Location Information

The University of Georgia is located in the town of Athens, GA. Athens is a true college town that boasts a one-of-a-kind music and arts scene. Be sure to visit the Visitors Center website (www.visitathensga.com) for an in-depth look at our amazing town!

Helpful Information

It is highly recommended that if you have the University of Georgia as a choice that you have solid backup choices. As a Plan B even institution we are limited in the number of students that we can accept. If accepted to UGA please return all materials immediately so that we can get you access to the classes that you want. For additional concerns please contact the campus coordinator.

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Home Payment

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Athens
Population | 124,719
Enrollment | 39,147
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 08/18-12/15
Spring | 01/10-05/11

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 0%
Asian | 10%
Black | 8%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 6%
Two or more | 4%
White | 67%
Other | 5%
International | 4%
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  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Exchange students are not permitted to take courses in Law, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine.

Courses in Terry College of Business, SPIA School of Public and International Affairs, and Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication have some restrictions. Other majors with some course limitations include: Art, Middle School Education, Environmental Design, Exercise and Sports Science, Special Education, Sports Studies, and Social Work. Music performance and dance classes require audition. Students must meet prerequisite requirements in order to take upper-level courses. Course registration is first-come, first-serve, and some classes will fill up quickly.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Ecology - The Odum School of Ecology was the first established school of ecology in the country.
  • Business - The Terry College of Business is ranked among the nation's top 25 undergraduate business programs.
  • Journalism - UGA is home to the highly competitive Grady School of Journalism.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Service-Learning Courses - Options available in almost all majors.
  • Poultry Sciences
  • Music Business/Merchandising
  • Landscape Architecture/Design

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • African American Studies
  • African Studies
  • Agricultural Biology
  • Agricultural Business
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Journalism
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • American Sign Language
  • Anatomy
  • Ancient Studies
  • Animal Sciences
  • Animation and Special Effects
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel/Fashion Design
  • Applied Biology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Arabic
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Engineering
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany/Plant Sciences
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Management
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Cell Biology
  • Ceramic Art/Ceramics
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Chinese
  • Choral Music
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classical Studies
  • Communication
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication Studies
  • Community Health
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Dance
  • Dietetics
  • Digital Arts
  • Digital Communications and Media/Multimedia
  • Drawing
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Equine Science
  • Exercise Science
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Family Consumer Science
  • Family Studies
  • Fashion/Retail Merchandising
  • Food Science
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Global Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Greek
  • Health Education
  • Hebrew
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • International Relations
  • International Studies
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Middle School Education
  • Korean
  • Landscape Architecture/Design
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Merchandising and Buying Operations
  • Microbiology
  • Military Sciences
  • Molecular Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music Therapy
  • Native American/American Indian Studies
  • Natural Resources Conservation
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition
  • Oceanography
  • Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Science
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Relations
  • Real Estate
  • Recreation Management
  • Religious Studies/Theology
  • Russian
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management/Administration
  • Statistics
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Tourism Management
  • Turfgrass Science
  • Water Management
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Wildlife Management
  • Women and Gender Studies


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550.00 paper, N/A computer or 80.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.50
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/10/21

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 17

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Admission Fee $70 Year Home Mandatory
Housing Deposit $35 Year Home Mandatory
ID Card $30 Year Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $360 Year Home Optional

Important Notes: For more information about student parking permit & pass rates (optional), please visit https://tps.uga.edu/parking/rates/.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/10/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 32% living on campus
  • Suite: $3735
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living encouraged
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 10
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 10
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $650
  • Proximity to campus: <10
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Living on-campus is highly encouraged for students, as it provides an immersive campus experience and is very convenient. A variety of off-campus housing options in Athens are also available.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
It is highly recommended for students living on campus to purchase the meal plan. Students living off-campus can also purchase a meal plan. More information at https://dining.uga.edu/.


Figures per Semester are current as of 06/10/21

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $2808 Year Home Pay Optional

Important Notes about Health Insurance
It is recommended that all UGA students be covered by health insurance either with an individual student policy or through their family policy. For international students, carrying health insurance is mandatory. Complete information about student health insurance requirements and policies can be found on the UGA Human Resources website: www.hr.uga.edu/students/student-health-insurance.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance


  • Health records due by: ASAP
  • Immunization before registering
  • Immunization before residence hall move in
  • Health / accident insurance (encouraged)
  • Immunization: DTap (diptheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Immunization: Tuberculosis
  • Immunization: Varicella (chicken pox)

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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