Incoming Partner Students
We are excited that you are interested in studying at UM from one of our Partner Universities!
Your university must have a Partner Exchange Agreement with the University of Montana to study through this program. Find out if your university is one of our Partner Universities listed below.
Partner University exchange students must first apply through their home institution; students cannot apply directly to the University of Montana.
Please note: it is best that our office receive all communication from your home coordinators until you've been nominated. We are happy to assist with and coordinate any concerns through your home institution's international office!
Click through the tabs below to learn more about the specifics of your study abroad in Montana!
Important Partner Program Information
Please review the requirements tab on our program brochure.
Incoming partner applicants must:
- be nominated by one of the University of Montana's partner institutions
- be nominated by our nomination deadline
- meet the English Language Proficiency requirements, outlined on our program brochure
- be able to provide Proof of Finances, outlined in our program brochure, in order to receive their DS-2019 student visa application
Online Application Process
Prospective students can read more about our partner program on our brochure page here.
Please note that students will not be able to create an application until invited by our office to do so.
Students will receive the invitation from our office to complete an online application once we have received the appropriate nomination of the student from our partner's international office by our nomination deadline. If you need clarification, please contact us at: email@example.com
Once a student has access to the application, they will be able to access the online application through the program brochure's "Apply Now" button.
In order for the student's application to be considered, the student must complete all requires questionnaires and signature documents, as well as upload all required supporting documentation, by the application deadline. Refer to the program brochure for more specifics.
Academic and Course Information
Program Dates and Costs
Please note that dates and costs are subject to change without notice. Any changes will be published here first.
The following might be subject to change depending on the conditions of the global pandemic. Read more about UM's coronavirus information here.
|August 15 - 17||Early Arrival|
|August 18 - 20||International Student Orientation|
|Aug 25 - 26||New Student Orientation (domestic and international)|
|August 29||Autumn Semester Classes Begin|
|September 5||Labor Day – No Classes, Offices Closed|
|November 11||Veterans Day Observed – No Classes, Offices Closed|
|November 23||Student Travel Day – No Classes|
|November 24 - 25||Thanksgiving Break – No Classes, Offices Closed|
|December 9||Last Day of Regular Classes|
|December 12 - 16||Final Exams|
|*(TBA)||Early Arrival Housing Open|
|International Student Orientation|
|January 5 - 6||New Student Orientation (domestic and international)|
|January 9||Classes Begin|
|January 16||Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No Classes, Offices Closed|
|February 20||President's Day Holiday - No Classes, Offices Closed|
|March 13 - 17||Spring Break - No Classes|
|April 28||Last Day of Regular Classes|
|May 2 - 5||Final Exams|
|New Student Fee||$150|
|Residence Halls + Meal Plan||$5,649 - $6,690|
|Lewis & Clark Apartments||$600/month|
|Early Arrival Housing||$23/night|
Textbooks and Supplies, Special Course Fees
|$500/semester, varies by class|
UM Student Health Insurance
|For current prices visit the Curry Health Center|
Housing and Meals
Health and Rental Insurance
Students living on campus have the option to protect their belongins through GradGuard's exclusive student-endorsed renter's insurance program. For about $11 per month, you'll be able to receive protection for damaged or stolen property. Learn more here.
Visas and Employment
The Office of International Students and Scholars (ISS) within the Global Engagement Office at the University of Montana prepares certificates or petitions for the Exchange Visitor J-1 visa and advises international scholars who need to change visa status, extend a visa, travel temporarily out of the United States or bring dependents to this country.
The ISS helps international students with the following:
- Extension of stay
- Leaving and reentering the U.S.
- Maintaining or changing visa status
- On-campus and off-campus employment and practical training at pre-and post-completion stages of study
- Exchange visitor program for students and scholars
- Social Security Card application
- State and Federal income tax laws and tax treaties
Additionally, the office serves as a liaison to federal agencies dealing with international student and scholar concerns, such as the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Labor, United States Informational Agency, and Internal Revenue Service.
List of UM's Partner Universities
- Charles Sturt University
- Griffith University
- Southern Cross University
- University of Tasmania
- University of Western Australia
- Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso
- Universidad Adolfo Ibanez
- Universidad de Concepcion
- Universidad Mayor
- Charles University
- Universite Catholique de l'Ouest
- Universite de Toulouse - Le Mirail, Toulouse II
- Universite Jean Moulin
- Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
- Universita degli Studi del Orientale Piemonte Amedeo Avogadro
- Universita degli Studi di Brescia
- Universita degli Studi di Siena
- Aoyama Gakuin University
- Doshisha University
- Kumamoto University
- Sophia University
- Tohoku University
- Toyo University
- Waseda University