International Exchange Program
The University of North Georgia (UNG) offers undergraduate semester and academic-year exchange opportunities on the Dahlonega campus for select students through the International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP) and from UNG's international partner universities.
- The student must be nominated by their home institution or program provider.
- The Center for Global Engagement (CGE) will send a UNG application link to the student.
- Students must submit the following supplemental documents with your application:
- Electronic/unofficial transcript(s) of all undergraduate work
- Scanned copy of passport photo page
- Proof of English proficiency by meeting one of the following requirements:
- Minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet based), 213 (computer-based), or 550 (paper-based)
- Official IELTS score of 6.5
- Minimum SAT critical reading score of 480
- Minimum ACT English score of 20
- Completion of English Composition 1 course at an accredited U.S. college or university (grade of C or better)
- Proof of funding (does not apply to ISEP students or those participating in a full exchange)
Submit a bank statement and the financial affidavit that shows $8,000 USD. Documentation of scholarships and fellowships may be in the form of an official award letter from the school or sponsoring agency; documentation of personal or family funds should be on bank letterhead stationery. To determine exchange rates, please see http://www.x-rates.com/calculator.html
- Students should send initial course request list to international student advisor.
- Once student is accepted to UNG, the international student advisor will create the visa certificate of eligibility (DS-2019) so that the student will be able to apply for a J-1 visa.
- The international student advisor will send the acceptance letter along with pre-arrival information to the student.
- Students should schedule a visa appointment.
- Students should book flights and make hotel arrangements if necessary. Students should not book flights until UNG acceptance letter and pre-arrival information is received.
Your international student advisor cannot guarantee placement in desired courses or enroll students in courses prior to acceptance by the UNG Admissions Office.
Important Dates and Deadlines
Application dates for university admission
- Spring semester (begins in January): October 1
- Fall semester (begins in August): June 1
- Applying for J-1 visa
- Transportation and arrival at UNG
- Estimated cost: Costs vary based on your program. Please check with your program provider or institution to confirm the tuition and fees you will be expected to pay.
- Health insurance
- Housing: Exchange students are typically housed in any of our apartment-style residence halls.
- Meal plans: Exchange students are required to purchase a meal plan.
- Course Registration: Please review the courses being offered and work with your international student advisor to begin the enrollment process prior to orientation.
Mandatory orientation for all international students will take place each semester.