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Exchange Student Admissions

Congratulations on being nominated by your home university to study at the College of Charleston as part of an exchange partnership! For reference, please find a list of our participating partner universities as well as application information for nominated students.

Application Information

Partner Universities

Australia  Germany

Partnerships through our Sister-State agreement with universities in the following areas:

  • State of Queensland

Johannes Kepler University, Linz
Management Center Innsbruck

Universitaet Tuebingen
Fachhochschule Ludwigshafen (University of Ludwigshafen)
Universitaet Bamberg

Partnerships Through our Sister-state agreements with universities in the following areas:

  • State of Rhineland-Palatinate/Rhineland Pfalz
  • State of Thuringen
  • state of Brandenburg
Brazil Greece
Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina The American College of Greece
Canada Ghana
Carleton University

University of Cape Coast

China Italy

University of Nottingham, Ningbo
Xiamen University
Fudan University

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Caribbean Japan
The University of the West Indies
Kansai Gaidai University
Estonia The Netherlands

University of Tartu

University of Groningen

France Turkey

Ecole de Management Strasbourg
Universite Catholique de Lille
Universite de La Rochelle
EDHEC Business School

Bahcesehir University
  United Kingdom
Queen's University Belfast
University of Nottingham
University of Hertfordshire
University of Sussex

Application Information 

Below you will find the documentation that you are required to submit to the Center for International Education (CIE) for admission and immigration purposes. If you have questions about what documentation you need to submit, please contact the international or exchange office at your home university.

Please note that we cannot accept any admission documents from prospective exchange students without first receiving official approval from your home university.

Application due dates:

  • Spring 2018: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
  • Fall 2018 & Academic Year 2018-2019: Friday, March 30, 2018

Documents required for application consideration:

  • Application Form
  • The following documents should be submitted through the online Application Form
    • Certificate of Finances and supporting bank statements
    • Transcript from home university - official document issued by your home university that shows all the courses / modules you have taken and the grades / marks you earned
    • Proof of English proficiency - official TOEFL iBT score of 80, official iTEP score of 3.8, official IELTS score of 6.5 or certification from home university of the equivalent level of proficiency
    • Copy of passport picture/data page

After your documents have been processed and your application approved, the Center for International Education will issue you a DS 2019 so that you can apply for your J-1 student visa. The CIE will also contact you with information about housing, course selection and arrival. Please refer to our New Students section for additional information.

For additional information, please contact Melissa Ochal, Associate Director, Center for International Education.