Inbound Exchange: How to Apply
Thank you for your interest in the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO)! We are excited to welcome you as an inbound exchange student on our campus.
To attend UNO as an inbound exchange student, your home institution must have a student exchange agreement with our university or be involved in a consortium agreement which includes UNO.
Your home university must also nominate you for our exchange program. If you have questions regarding your eligibility for exchange at UNO, please contact your home university’s international programs office.
Non-Degree Exchange: How to Apply
Use the steps in this checklist to apply as a Non-Degree Exchange (undergraduate or graduate) or Dual Degree Graduate Exchange Student at UNO.
Please note that all documents for non-degree seeking exchange students should be uploaded to the student application form.
1. Start your application
You will receive the link to the student application form after you have been nominated by your home university's exchange coordinator.
2. Submit the Scanned Copy of Passport
Color scans or photos are preferred in pdf or jpeg format. Legible copy only. Passports must be valid for 6 months beyond the student's intended departure date from the home university/home country.
3. Submit the Transcript(s)
Transcripts must be current including all the earned academic credits and translated to English with a minimum of 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 GPA scale. Graduate students must provide transcripts for all degrees completed, including the bachelor's degree in addition to the current transcript.
If transcripts are not issued in English, please also submit certified English translations. The certified English translation can be completed by a translator who provides a signed statement and indicates that the translation is accurate and true to the original.
Transcripts submitted will be used to waive prerequisite course requirements and request permission to enroll in higher level courses in the student's field of study. It is important that all earned academic credits are included on the submitted transcript(s).
4. Submit the Proof of English Proficiency
Students from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom whose first language is English are exempt from this requirement. TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic or Duolingo results are the preferred indicators of English proficiency. Applicants whose first language is not English can submit one of the following:
- For undergraduate level of study, TOEFL IBT/PBT 61/500 or TOEFL iBT Home Edition 61. IELTS 6.0. Duolingo English Exam 95. PTE Academic 44. ACT English Sub Score 18. SAT Reading Sub Score 24. UNO Certificate of English Language Proficiency completed by the student's professor or instructor of English, or a director of an English language program. TOEFL MyBest Scores and IELTS Indicator are not accepted.
- For graduate level of study, TOEFL IBT/PBT 80/550. IELTS 6.5.
5. Submit the UNO Financial Affidavit
Students must provide proof that they have the financial resources to live and study in the United States. Please download the most recent UNO Financial Affidavit for Inbound Exchange students, fill it out, and submit it to the application form.
6. Submit the Supporting Documents for UNO Financial Affidavit
To complete the most recent UNO Financial Affidavit, please submit the bank document to the application form. A recent bank statement or letter from the bank shows adequate funds for the duration of the program to cover personal expenses and any fees that cannot be waived. The tuition and some fees are waived with the nomination, and the student's financial supporting documents must show the total balance listed on the most recent UNO Financial Affidavit on page 2, section 2.
Dual Degree Graduate Exchange: How to Apply
Graduate Dual Degree participants will apply through https://applynow.unomaha.edu/. Nominated students will receive an email with specific application instructions from Emily Hassenstab, Manager of Education Abroad and Global Partnerships.
After The Application
Students will receive emails with more information about housing application, course enrollment, pre-departure preparation, and the next steps.
SEVIS is the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System. All exchange visitors (J-1 visas), and their dependents (J-2 visas) are required to register and pay a fee to the United States government. Once you have applied, read more in SEVIS & Immigration.
After admission, submit Housing requests on your MavLINK student account. You may also connect with International Student Advising, review the checklist for Getting Started at UNO, and read the Pre-Departure Handbook. Plan to arrive the week before school begins to attend the mandatory orientation. Exact arrival dates will be posted here.