Incoming Exchange Students

The University of Cincinnati can accept international students for one or two semesters through two different programs:


Student Exchange Program (SEP)

Student Exchange Programs are available to students coming from one of UC’s partner institutions abroad.  A signed official agreement must be in place with your university for you to participate on one of our Student Exchange Programs.  If you are not sure an agreement exists, please contact your international office.

Visiting Students Program (VSP)

The Visiting Student Programs are offered to all interested international students and are currently only offered in the Fall Semester.

Key Dates

  Fall Semester 2017 Spring Semester 2018
Application Deadline April 1 October 1
Classes Begin Monday, August 21 Monday, January 8
Classes End Sunday, December 3 Friday, April 20
Examinations Dec 4 to Dec 9
April 21 to April 26

For more details, view Academic Calendar



2012 exchange


"Being at UC for the summer term gave me the opportunity to discover new methods of learning about business, while also enjoying a whole new culture. Participating in different local events such as baseball, Independence Day as well as discovering local specialties with our buddies is so much fun! I enjoy connecting with people and find relationships much more spontaneous and relaxed here."

Harmony Villemin

2012 Exchange


“This exchange program is a ‘must' for those who want to know about and live like American college students. The combination of challenging academics, graduate faculty, diverse students, beautiful weather and campus environment all combine to make for a great summer at UC.”

Edouard Stavaux

Contact Us

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Gwen Roemer
Associate Director
Office: 203 Carl H. Lindner Hall
Phone: 513-556-0407