[This program is self funded]
Western Michigan University is a learner-centered, discovery-driven and globally engaged public university that stands out among America’s more than 4,600 higher education institutions. Founded in 1903, WMU has grown to become a major national research university enrolling nearly 23,000 students from across the United States and 96 other countries. It is based in Kalamazoo, a friendly, top-rated college town situated close to large urban centers, great jobs and abundant recreational areas.
FACT SHEET :
PERIOD OF STUDY
|Fall Semester||Spring Semester||Summer I Session||Summer II Session|
|Course offerings open|
|Mid-February||Late September||Late January||Late January|
|Registration Begins||Mid-March||Early October||Early February||Early February|
|Classes Begin||Late August||Beginning of January||Beginning of May||Late June|
|Final Exam Period||Mid-December||Late April||N/A||N/A|
|End of Term||Mid-December||End of April – Beginning|
|End of June||Mid-August|
International Student Orientation is designed specifically to assist newly admitted \ international students in adjusting to WMU. University departments and staff make special arrangements to meet students, share important information, and answer questions during orientation. It is held prior to the beginning of the enrollment semester, and attendance is mandatory.
|Entry Semester||Orientation Dates||Location|
|Fall 2018||Aug. 22 to Aug. 28||WMU Bernhard Center|
|Spring 2019||Jan. 3 to Jan. 4||WMU Bernhard Center|
|Summer 2019||May 2 to May 3||WMU Bernhard Center|
Please follow the link below for the most up to date information:
Exchange and Study Abroad at WMU students are eligible to take courses in all programs at
Western Michigan University contingent on the student having completed the appropriate
prerequisites, having acquired the appropriate level of English-language proficiency, and
having submitted all paperwork prior to deadlines.
Undergraduate students may take 12 to 15 credit hours per semester. A minimum of 12
credit hours is needed to maintain visa status.
Undergraduate Course Catalog: http://catalog.wmich.edu/search_advanced.php?catoid=26
Graduate students may take six to nine credit hours per semester. A minimum of six credit
hours is needed to maintain visa status.
Graduate Course Catalog: http://catalog.wmich.edu/search_advanced.php?catoid=27
For detail explanation about this program please read the fact sheet carefully.
PROOF OF FINANCE REQUIREMENTS
Please provide proof that minimum funding of $7,400 USD per semester ($14,800 USD for academic year) is available (bank statement or scholarship letter translated into English with a minimum balance of $7,400 USD per semester). Personal/family funds must be verified by a bank statement in English with currency denomination clearly indicated (i.e. EUR, JPY, CNY). Proof of an additional $4,000 USD per semester is required for each of the dependents you plan to bring to the U.S.
Study Abroad at WMU student (Fee paying student)
Please provide proof that minimum funding of $16,210 USD per semester is available (bank statement or scholarship letter translated into English with a minimum balance of $16,210 USD per semester). Personal/family funds must be verified by a bank statement in English with currency denomination clearly indicated (i.e. EUR, JPY, CNY). Proof of an additional $4,000 USD per semester is required for each of the dependents you plan to bring to the U.S.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Motivation Letter
- Letter of Enrollment from faculty
- Colored copy of passport
- Letter of Recommendation from academic advisor
- Letter of Nomination from faculty (*addressed to Head of Office of International Affairs)
- Official academic transcript (Cumulative GPA min. 2.5 of 4.0 for undergraduate, and 3.0 of 4.0 for graduate students)
- Language proficiency (TOEFL score of 61 iBT (500 PBT) or higher for undergraduates and 80 iBT (550 PBT) or higher to enroll in WMU academic courses.)
1) Submit the aforementioned documents to Office of International Affairs, UGM (Bulaksumur F-12) for internal review.
2) OIA staffs will evaluate your application.
3) Once you are selected as Nominated Student, OIA staff will send your application to Western Michigan University
4) FINAL decision from Western Michigan University.
Please send all documents above in hardcopy (2 COPIES) to Office of International Affairs, UGM (Bulaksumur Block F-12) and softcopy (compiled in 1 PDF file) to email@example.com no later than January 22, 2019.