Partner University Exchange students will be admitted as undergraduate/graduate non-degree students or visiting law students. Application materials must be submitted by the student’s home institution to the Office of International Programs by March 1 for the Fall term or academic year and October 15 for the Spring term. Students may not apply directly to the University of Montana.
- For undergraduate/graduate students, download and complete the International Student Exchange Application for Admission
- For visiting law students, download and complete the Visiting International Student Exchange Application
Letters should be written by professors at the student’s home university regarding the student’s academic performance and how well the student would perform both academically and non-academically in a student exchange program.
The essay should explain the reasons why the student wants to participate in a student exchange program.
- Include one official original transcript from their home institution.
- Graduate students must also include evidence of completion of a Bachelor’s degree.
Provide a list of desired classes based on the information in the most recent UM Catalog.
- Download and type directly in the form to complete the DS-2019 application. Once completed, print and sign the form.
- Tips for completing the Source and Amount of Financial Support section:
* If the student/parents are covering the expenses, please enter the amount under “Personal Funding”.
* If the student has a government scholarship, please enter the amount under “Exchange Visitor’s Government”.If a private organization is covering the expenses, please enter the amount under “All Other Organizations” and enter the name of the private organization under “Name of Organization”
Provide documentation in the form of a letter signed by the student’s parents, bank statement, or scholarship letter that the student has access to living expenses in the amount of $5466 per semester.
For undergraduate students, include a score report that shows one of the following:
- 61 iBT, 173 CBT, or 500 PBT on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- 5.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
- 69 on the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)
For graduate students, individual departments may have established their own minimum scores. Students may be required to complete English as a Second Language courses before they can take courses in their major if they have a score below one of the following:
- 92 iBT, 237 CBT, or 500 PBT on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- 7.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
- 82 on the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)
For visiting law students, include a score report that shows one of the following:
- 100 iBT, 250 CBT, or 600 PBT on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
- 84 on the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)
Download and complete the Medical Requirements Form. UM requires students show proof of two MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) vaccinations or two Measles AND two Rubella vaccinations before you are able to register for courses. Some students may also need to get at TB (Tuberculosis) test once they arrive on campus.
Students should apply for housing as soon as they can. Students can explore housing options and apply for housing online directly through the Residence Life Office’s website. Students will need to enter 000000000 (9 zeros) for their student ID when they complete their housing application.