Iowa State University Overview

Iowa State is an international university with a friendly welcoming personality. Students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries come to Ames, Iowa, to choose from 100 majors, study with world-class scholars and hone their leadership skills in 800 plus student organisations.
Iowa State offers a great environment where students can enjoy reaching their potential and discovering their passions.  Beginning with a small number of students and Old Main, Iowa State University now has approximately 27,000 students and over 100 buildings with world class programs in agriculture, technology, science, and art.

Swansea University currently has a University-wide agreement in place with Iowa State University.

Key Information


There are a variety of funding options available to you - for more information please visit our Funding Pages.


Housing assignments are made after the exchange application due-date.  Assignments for applications received after the due date will be reviewed at a later time and will be based on availability.  To ensure housing, it is important that applications are received by the deadline.


Semester 1 Semester 2
 22nd August 2016 - 16th December 2016  9th January 2017 - 5th May 2017

Global Opportunities Bursary - £1000

The Global Opportunities Bursary is available for students spending a semester or a year studying abroad outside of Europe as part of their degree (except Texas).

The International Development Office provides students with a £1000 bursary, once students have submitted all the necessary paperwork.

Please note

The prospect of studying at a university abroad is exciting, but there is also a lot of information you need to consider when choosing the right place for you. Below you will find summarised information which should help you with your decision. Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Be sure to confirm all information on the host university's website.