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Incoming Exchange - For Exchange Advisors

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Masters in Business Administration (MBA) brochures:

Marine Science/Oceanography brochures:


Please email the Study Abroad Advisor with student nominations preferably by:

  • Fall and Year programs – February 1
  • Spring semester - October 1

Application Process

Our requirements are intended as guidelines for our partner institutions. If you have a strong candidate with lower grades or English proficiency levels, please email the Study Abroad Advisor who can review candidates and make exceptions on case-by-case basis.

  • 2.75 out of 4.0 GPA
  • All non-native English speakers must have sufficient English language proficiency for successfully completing academic work at UMaine. English language proficiency is considered sufficient at a minimum of Test of English as a Second Language (TOEFL) of 530 (paper) or 71 (internet) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 composite score. The proficiency requirements do not apply to students enrolling at the Intensive English Institute at UMaine.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall and Year programs – April 1
  • Spring programs – November 1

Late applications will be considered on a space-available basis.


Spring 2015

  • Mandatory Orientation (tentative) – January 6-9
  • Semester dates (including exams) – January 12 – May 8

Fall 2015

  • Mandatory Orientation (tentative) – August 26-28
  • Semester dates (including exams) – August 31 – December 18

Spring 2016

  • Mandatory Orientation (tentative) – January 6-8
  • Semester dates (including exams) – January 11 – May 6


MBA Program

The Maine Business School is accepting exchange students for one or two semesters. As you will see in the application materials, we request undergraduate and graduate transcripts in order to determine the completed prerequisites of your students.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Darling Marine Center - a semester of Marine Science research and laboratory courses on the Maine coast with housing on location. Available for fall semester only. Open to exchange students. Same cost as attending UMaine for one semester.
  • History (American and Canadian)
  • Wildlife Ecology - UMaine’s close proximity to a diverse array of ecosystems and wildlife provides an outstanding setting for our wildlife ecology program

Available Disciplines to Exchange Students

U – Undergraduate, G – Graduate Programs

Animal & Veterinary Science (U/G) Environmental Horticulture (U)
Anthropology (U/G) Food Science & Human Nutrition (U/G)
Art History (U) Forestry (U/G)
Biology (U/G) French (U/G)
Biochemistry & Microbiology (U/G) History (U/G)
Business (U/G) International Affairs (U/G)
Chemistry (U/G) Kinesiology & Physical Education (Sports Science) (U)
Child Development & Family Relations (U) Marine Science (U/G)
Communication & Journalism (U/G) Mathematics (U)
Communication Science & Disorders (Speech Pathology) (U/G) Music (U/G)
Computer Science (U/G) New Media (Graphic Design) (U/G)
Earth Science (Geology) (U/G) Parks, Recreation & Tourism (U)
Ecology & Environmental Sciences (U/G) Philosophy (U)
Economics (U/G) Physics & Astronomy (U/G)
Education (U/G) Political Science (U)
Engineering: Bioengineering (U/G) Psychology (U/G)
Engineering: Chemical (U/G) Sociology (U)
Engineering: Civil (U/G) Spanish (U/G)
Engineering: Computer & Electrical (U/G) Sustainable Agriculture (U)
Engineering: Mechanical (U/G) Theater (U)
English Language & Literature (U/G) Wildlife Ecology (U/G)

Course Registration

Students must be enrolled full-time for at least 12 credit hours (max. 15 credits) at the undergraduate level and 6 credit hours (max. 9 credits) at the graduate level. If a student chooses to register for more credit hours, it is the student’s responsibility to pay for the additional tuition and fees charges.

Course Descriptions

Use the Undergraduate Catalog ( ) or Graduate Catalog ( ) to find course descriptions. The schedule of classes is available on MaineStreet as “Class Search” at .

Course Levels

In general, courses numbered 100 ‐ 199 are first year level, 200 ‐ 299 are sophomore level, 300 ‐ 399 are junior level, and 400 ‐ 499 are senior level. Courses numbered 500 ‐ 699 are graduate level.

Grading Scale

Grading Scale: A (4.0), A- (3.67), B+ (3.33), B (3.0), B- (2.67, C+ (2.33), C (2.0), C- (1.67), D+ (1.33), D (1.0), F (0.00). UMaine requires an average grade of C (2.0) as a passing grade and for graduation.


2014-2015 costs: One semester: $7,088; Academic year: $14,141. American University of Bulgaria exchange students: One semester: $2,237; Academic year: $4,439. These costs consist of:

  • Housing – $2,479 for a standard double room. For a single room, students can pay an extra fee of $500-900 per semester.
  • Meals – up to $2,372
  • Health Insurance – $2,489 for the academic year. Exchange students for one semester may take the insurance for only 6 months which is $1,262. Students who have health insurance from their home country can request to waive the UMaine health insurance.
  • Textbooks/Supplies/Personal975
  • Orientationnew international students participate in mandatory orientation before each semester starts. Students who will live on campus are billed $21.40/day for meals during the fall:
    • Fall orientation  – total bill for meals of $42.80 (2 days)
    • Spring orientation – no bill for meals

Program Fees

Some of our colleges (Business and Engineering) and some specific courses (in Music, Art and Social Work) have an additional course fee to their courses. The fee will be covered for exchange students for Academic Year 2014-2015. Please see the full list of courses and fees at Additional Course fees.

Restricted programs

Exchange students cannot register for Nursing courses.


Housing on-campus fills quickly. Exchange students are strongly encouraged to apply for housing by May 1 for the fall semester. Spring housing is more readily available. Available housing: standard double room with shared bathroom facilities or self-catered housing in campus apartments is available.

Pick Up Service

Available on the arrival day for orientation. Pick up available from local hotels and motels, Bangor Airport and Bangor bus stations.


Mandatory for all incoming exchange students.

Health insurance

Mandatory for all students. It can be waived if sufficient coverage is available from home country health insurance program. Information and waiver requests are provided with pre-arrival materials.

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Contact Information

International Programs
5727 Estabrooke Hall, Room 240
Orono, ME 04469-5727
Phone: (207) 581-3437 | Fax: (207) 581-2920E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
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