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University of Connecticut

Study at a top-ranked public research university, and a smart choice for international students: the University of Connecticut. With exceptional facilities and vibrant student life across its 5 campuses, UConn offers an ideal New England undergraduate experience to its global community of bright and ambitious students.

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Top reasons to study at UConn

Top 25 public university in the USA

U.S. News & World Report 2021

Named a Tier 1 research university

— the highest classification in the USA

Set on a picturesque New England campus

located halfway between Boston and New York City

24 Division I athletic teams

the USA's highest level of college sports

115+ undergraduate degrees

offered by 9 academic schools

What can I study at UConn?

We can help you apply to a bachelor’s degree at the University of Connecticut, either for Year 1 admission or transfer admission. Disciplines include:

Business and FinanceComputing
EducationEngineering
Environment and AgricultureMarketing and Media
MathematicsMusic and Performing Arts
STEMScience and Health
Social Science and Humanitites
See all available majors on the degree finder.

Conditionally admitted students have the option to join UConn’s American English Language Institute (UCAELI) to improve their English. There are on-campus and online English preparation courses.

Important dates and deadlines

Year 1 undergraduate admission

Semester startCampusApplication deadline
Fall 2021Storrs main campusFebruary 15, 2021
Fall 2021Stamford regional campus (UConn housing available)March 15, 2021
Fall 2021Other regional campusesMay 1, 2021
Spring 2022AllOctober 1, 2021

Transfer admission*

Semester startCampusTransfer programApplication deadline
Fall 2021Storrs main campusNeag School of Education (Teaching majors)
January 15, 2021
Fall 2021Storrs main campusDiagnostic Genetic Sciences, Dietetics,
Exercise Science, Medical Laboratory Sciences, School of Fine Arts
(except Art History and Theatre Studies), School of Nursing,
Sport Management
February 1, 2021
Fall 2021Hartford regional campusSocial WorkFebruary 15, 2021
Fall 2021Storrs main campusTransfer into most majors at StorrsApril 1, 2021
Fall 2021Stamford regional campus (UConn housing available)All available majorsMarch 15, 2021
Fall 2021Other regional campusesAll available majorsMay 1, 2021
Spring 2022Transfer admission not availablen/an/a

* Some programs require supplemental application materials to be submitted directly to the program — these might have different deadlines from what is listed above. Please check deadlines for supplemental materials with the appropriate department. Additional information is found on the University’s transfer requirements page.

2021-22 semester dates

 Fall 2021Spring 2022
Program start:August 23January 11
Classes start:August 30January 18
Semester ends:December 19May 7

Your UConn experience

Notable international alumni

  • Luz Oliveros-Belardo (Philippines)

    Graduated from UConn

    Oliveros-Belardo was a pharmaceutical chemist who received a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Connecticut in 1957.

    Lifetime achievements

    Across her career, Oliveros-Belardo worked on projects relating to extracting essential oils and other chemicals from native Philippine plants for a range of purposes, including medicine, food and cosmetics. She was given the National Scientist of the Philippines award by the Philippine government in 1987.

  • Kartik Chandran (India)

    Graduated from UConn

    Kartik Chandran is an award-winning environmental engineer who received a PhD from the University of Connecticut.

    Lifetime achievements

    Chandran is a professor of environmental engineering at Columbia University and a global leader in sustainable wastewater treatment and engineered resource discovering. He has received a MacArthur “Genius Grant” for his groundbreaking work to transform wastewater into fertilizers, energy and other valuable resources.

  • Franklin Chang-Díaz (Costa Rica and USA)

    Graduated from UConn

    Franklin Chang-Díaz is a mechanical engineer, physicist and former NASA astronaut who received a bachelor’s in engineering from the University of Connecticut.

    Lifetime achievements

    Chang-Díaz is a veteran of 7 US space shuttle missions. He was the third Latin American (and first Latin American immigrant) to be selected by NASA to go into space. Chang-Díaz was inducted into the NASA Hall of Fame in 2012.

  • Tansu Çiller (Turkey)

    Graduated from UConn

    Tansu Çiller is a notable Turkish politician who received a PhD from the University of Connecticut

    Lifetime achievements

    Tansu Çiller returned to Turkey after her studies and became the nation’s youngest full-time professor. Elected to Parliament in 1991, she was soon appointed Minister of State. Çiller then served as Turkey’s 22nd Prime Minister, the country’s first and only woman to hold the position.

  • Svetlana Abrosimova (Russia)

    Graduated from UConn

    Svetlana Abrosimova is a professional athlete who graduated with a BS in business from the University of Connecticut.

    Lifetime achievements

    Abrosimova is a basketballer, and has played for the Minnesota Lynx, Connecticut Sun and Seattle Storm US WNBA professional teams during her career. She has also represented Russia at the 2000 and 2008 Summer Olympics.

Welcoming and educating international students is critical to UConn’s educational mission and core values as a comprehensive and multi-cultural global research institution. The University places great emphasis on a diverse student body; international students are an essential part of our community. We want you to feel safe and valued here, in your home away from home.

Tom Katsouleas, President, UConn
Thomas Katsouleas President, University of Connecticut

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