University of Utah Overview

The University of Utah, the state's flagship institution of higher education, was founded on February 28th 1850. Today, the University of Utah (known as the "U"), graduates more than 5,000 students each year with baccalaureate and graduate degrees. The beautiful campus of the U, nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, is located in Salt Lake City. The campus enrols more than 26,000 students - a diverse group that comes from all 29 Utah counties, all 50 states, and 102 foreign countries. The U offers 75 undergraduate degree programs, along with more than 50 teaching majors and minors, and 96 graduate majors.
The University of Utah was the official site of the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Villages, and is the home of Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium. The U offers outstanding programs in engineering, business, and the fine arts, among others; its law and medical schools are ranked in the top 50 nationwide (according to U.S. News and World Report).  The University is ranked among the top 35 research institutions in the nation, according to the National Science Foundation. Cutting-edge research and care are offered through the Huntsman Cancer Institute and the Eccles Institute for Human Genetics. University Hospital serves as a clinical training ground for more than 1,000 students, and the John A. Moran Eye Centre is the largest eye-care and vision-research centre between the Mississippi River and the West Coast.

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

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
20th August 2018 - 14th December 2018  7th January 2019 - 1st May 2019

Please note that students will not be able to study at this institution for the 2018-2019 academic year.


To be confirmed 


Learning Abroad will assist you in finding housing options on the University of Utah campus. It is STRONGLY recommended that all exchange students live on campus. Learning Abroad is NOT able to provide housing assistance for students who choose to live outside of the University of Utah housing system.

Space in the residence halls can be extremely limited. According to the preferences given in exchange applications, Learning Abroad will reserve a space for exchange students through the Office of Housing and Residential Education (HRE). Please note, that you may not be placed in exactly the same the housing you requested on your application. Housing reservations will depend on availability.

Your Welcome Packet from the Learning Abroad Exchange Team will include instructions on how to start and complete your housing application. Please note that exchange students will have to pay an application fee and a deposit, which will go towards the first month's rent at the time of application.
All students will have the option to choose a meal plan. The meal plan allows you to eat in the Heritage Center cafeteria close to the accommodations and other cafeterias on campus.

A variety of different meal plans are available at different costs. Students living in Sage Point will be required to purchase a meal plan since kitchens are not available in this residence hall.

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.