Universities Information:

Carnegie Mellon University

Name of Institution

Carnegie Mellon University

Type of Agreement

Undergraduate Exchange MOU


“Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a global research university with more than 12,000 students, 95,000 alumni, and 5,000 faculty and staff. Today, we are a global leader bringing groundbreaking ideas to market and creating successful startup businesses. Our award-winning faculty members are renowned for working closely with students to solve major scientific, technological and societal challenges. We put a strong emphasis on creation—from art to robots. Our students are recruited by some of the world’s most innovative companies.”
From http://www.cmu.edu/about/index.shtml


“Pittsburgh is the second largest city in Pennsylvania and the hub of a metropolitan area carnegie_mellon_photo1with over 2.4 million people. A vibrant and dynamic city, Pittsburgh is home to several Fortune 500 companies and world renowned cultural venues. Known colloquially as “The City of Bridges” and “The Steel City” for its many bridges and former steel manufacturing base, Pittsburgh has transformed itself into a center for research and technology that draws people from around the world.”

From http://www.cnbc.cmu.edu/about-pittsburgh

Exchange Opportunity

There are four semester and two full-year spots available for engineering and architecture students. The Fall Semester term is between Aug. 31-Dec. 20 (including final exams), and the Spring Semester is from Jan. 11-May 10 (including final exams). For the 2015-16 academic year, Fall Orientation begins August 22, 2015, and Spring Orientation beginning January 8.

To apply you will need to supply the following:

a) Official transcript
b) For Non-native English speakers: TOEFL requirement 84 iBT (with no one  subscore less than Reading 22, Listening 22, Speaking 18, Writing 22); IELTS score 7.  If students do not have a recent TOEFL, Carnegie Mellon will accept an unofficial copy of the scores from the Partner Institution, if that test, or IELTS, was used for acceptance into the relevant student’s current program.
(Non-native English speakers are international or domestic students whose native language (first language / mother tongue) is not English.  Any student who is a non-native English speaker should be tested regardless of citizenship.)
c) Completed International Student Information Forms, for Carnegie Mellon to issue the document necessary for the student(s) to make a student visa application at a US Embassy/Consulate. (Forms can be obtained from Carnegie Mellon’s Office of International Education)
d)  A list of desired classes

For more information please go to: http://www.cmu.edu/oie/admins/exchange.html


Courses Taught in English

For a list of courses go here

Student Life

Home to more than 275 student organizations, the Carnegie Mellon experience goes far beyond the classroom. And if you don’t find exactly what you want, Carnegie Mellon encourages you to create your own path. for more information go to: http://www.studentaffairs.cmu.edu/StudentActivities/

International Students

International Orientation, General Orientation (for Fall arrives), International Student Union, and many other opportunities. Visit The Bridge for information on events and opportunities to become involved: https://thebridge.cmu.edu/


Housing is guaranteed for exchange students applying by the set deadlines.
For more information regarding housing go to:

Expected Monthly Expenditures

For one semester, 2013-14: Room and Board: $5,995; Books, Supplies, fees, misc: $1,674; Health Insurance: $1,000 = TOTAL: $8,669

Scholarships/Financial Aid Available

None at this time through CMU.

International Office page


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