The University of Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma Overview

OU is home to world-class scholars, innovative students, and a breathtaking campus. Visit our world-renowned art collection in the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art or gaze at the 26 foot tall Apatosaurus at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History. With an abundance of arts, culture, athletics, and other entertainment at OU, you'll never run out of things to do!

Swansea University currently has a University-wide agreement in place with the University of Oklahoma.

Key Information

Costs

Approximate living expenses while studying at The University of Oklahoma can be seen below, please note that all costs and fees are subject to change without advanced notice.

Food:

  • Meal plans can be purchased for $250-$2000 per semester depending on personal choice. Please do not purchase an on-campus OU meal plan without first consulting the Exchange Student Coordinator.
  • Regular grocery expenses may average $400-600 per month depending on student needs, but it is helpful to note that access to grocery stores may require bus travel.

Books: Depending on major subject, books can cost anywhere from $250-800 per semester.

Health Insurance: Approximately $550-685 per semester  depending on term length– (prices set each summer)

Personal Expenses: Depending on personal choice, costs can range from $400-800 per month.

Additional Fees:

  • $20 SoonerCard ID
  • $50 Exchange Student Program Fee (each semester)
  • $75 International Student Maintenance Fee (each semester)
  • $200 New International Student Orientation Fee

 

 

Accommodation

Incoming exchange students are encouraged to consider living on-campus. Housing charges are billed per semester, and OU Housing and Food Services offers two choices to exchange students who want to live on the Norman campus: OU Traditions Square and Kraettli Apartments.

The average costs per semester to live in on-campus apartments are below. The below costs reflect the Academic Year 2016-2017, and they are subject to change for the Academic Year 2017-2018.

  • Fall 2016 semester rate for OU Traditions Square: $2170.00. This includes a $40 Application Fee, a $200 non-refundable deposit, and August 15, 2016 through December 17, 2016 rent.
  • Spring 2017 semester rate for OU Traditions Square: $2186.00. This includes a $40 Application Fee, a $200 non-refundable deposit, and January 10, 2017 through May 13, 2017 rent.
  • Fall 2016 semester rate for Kraettli Apartments: $1154.00. This includes a $40 application fee, a $200 non-refundable deposit, and August 15, 2016 through December 17, 2016 rent.
  • Spring 2017 semester rate for Kraettli Apartments: $1177.00. This includes a $40 application fee, a $200 non-refundable deposit, and January 10, 2017 through May 15, 2017 rent.

The above rates may vary slightly if the arrival and departure date of the exchange student are different than the dates listed above. The per semester rate will be higher if the student leaves later than the designated departure date.

While OU cannot guarantee on-campus housing for all exchange students, every effort will be made to house exchange students on campus who meet the deadlines communicated to them by the Exchange Student Coordinator. Most incoming exchange students are able to obtain housing on campus if they meet the deadlines. It is the International Student Services Office that manages on-campus housing requests for exchange students. Exchange students should NOT apply for housing through the regular OU Housing and Food Services website. All questions about on-campus housing for exchange students should be directed to the Exchange Student Coordinator.

Off-campus housing is available, but this is not facilitated through the International Student Services Office. Off-campus housing options are generally only feasible for exchange students planning to study at the University of Oklahoma for a full academic year.

Dates

Semester 1 Semester 2
 21st August 2017 - 15th December 2017  16th January 2018 - 11th May 2018

Global Opportunities Bursary - £1000

This 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.

Alternative funding through the Erasmus+ scheme will also be available for some opportunities in Texas, New Zealand and China for 2015/16 and 2016/17. Students will be contacted direct and the deadline for this is 31st March 2016.

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.