University of Tennessee (UTK)

University of Tennessee Overview

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is one of the oldest public universities in the country, Founded in 1794, two years before Tennessee entered the Union as the 16th state.

it is the flagship institution of the state-wide University of Tennessee system with nine undergraduate colleges and eleven graduate colleges and hosts almost 28,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries. A surge in applications since 2003 has attracted the state’s best and brightest students, resulting in a significant rise in the academic qualifications of its entering freshman, enhanced freshman to sophomore retention, and higher overall graduation rates.

Swansea University currently has a University-wide agreement in place with the University of Tennessee (UTK).

Subject Suitability

This destination is an option for students studying American Studies and Maths.

Please note that places and availability can change annually so specific destinations can’t be guaranteed.

Key Information


Semester 1 Semester 2
22nd August 2018 - 13th December 2018  9th January 2019 - 7th May 2019

Please note: for Semester 1 Arrival on August 15, 2018 (Wednesday before the first day of Orientation that is on August 16-17, 2018). For Semester 2 Arrival on January 2, 2019 (Wednesday before the first day of Orientation that is on January 3-4, 2019).

Application Deadline: 01/04/2018


Undergraduates estimates of expenses for the academic year 2018/19 – costs in US dollars.

Required University Fees (in US Dollars)
Program & Services Fees $812.00
Health Fee $212.00
Library Fee $74.00
Technology Fee $252.00
Facilities Fee $664.000
Transportation Fee $158.00
Study Abroad Fee $20.00
Total tuition & fees for two terms $2,192.00
Required Health/Accident Insurance + $1,978.00
Total required fees for two terms $4,170.00
Other Necessary Expenses (in US Dollars)
Books & Supplies $1,400.00
Housing $4,500.00
Food $3,300.00
Miscellaneous * $3,300.00
Total living expenses for 12 months $12,500.00

Additional charges per credit hour will be assessed for courses in engineering, business, and nursing. Please refer to the One Stop website for additional information.

This budget assumes the student does NOT attend the summer semester. Please add $16,479 if  you intend to attend the summer semester full-time. The living expenses listed above are for 12 months.

This is a relatively conservative budget for a student and assumes the student is sharing housing. While some students may get by with less, others find this a tight budget. This budget does not include the cost of international travel, keeping an automobile, or babysitting fees. Actual tuition rates, other fees, and living expenses may vary from this estimate. Official tuition rates are set each year in summer for the upcoming academic year.

+ Insurance rate is based on 12-month coverage and is subject to change without prior notice.

* The category includes clothing, telephone services, laundry, recreation, household maintenance, transportation, etc.

Note: All tuition and fees are subject to any changes approved by the UT Board of Trustees prior to the beginning of a term.


Immunizations: Immunizations documentation is required after acceptance to be sent to the Health Center. Students will not be able to check into accommodations on arrival without this information. Please note: Some immunizations take multiple injections and should be begun early; for more information please visit the UTK website.

Insurance: Students are required to purchase the UT Health Insurance. Any student requesting a waiver must do so on campus upon arrival; for more information please visit the website .


Accommodation on campus is required at UTK. Accommodation will be reserved upon application for the exchange.

The purpose of the exchange program is for you to immerse yourself in another culture which means students will be living on campus in university housing and will not be allowed to move off campus at any time during their stay in Knoxville. Clement Hall is suite style accommodations. This does mean that students will be sharing a bedroom, an experience common to American college and university students. We will let students know about theirr housing arrangements as soon as possible, most likely in early August for fall, early December for spring.

Sheets, towels and linens are NOT provided for students in the residence hall. Students can find these items in many stores in Knoxville and perhaps less expensively than at home, so students do not really need to bring them although you may want to bring a sheet and pillowcase for the first couple of nights. Students should be able to purchase a bath towel, a set of sheets, a pillow, a blanket and a bedspread for about $50.00 to $100.00 US. The International House will arrange shopping trips during orientation. At the end of your stay at UT, you are welcome to leave items that you cannot fit in your suitcase for future exchange students.

Most exchange students are placed in the International Village community in Apartment Residence Hall on campus. To take a look at the apartments please visit the website.

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. Above 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.