Cornell University

About the exchange agreement

The agreement is with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell, but students may a limited number of courses at other colleges.

Number of study places

One student per year.

Semesters

Autumn: middle of August – middle of December.

Spring: middle of January - middle of May.

Selection of applicants

Minimum B in average is required.

Level of studies

Bachelor studenter.

Language requirements

4 in English from Norwegian 'videregående' or TOEFL/TEST. 

Recognition of study credits

Students must take 15 credits in one semester, which corresponds to 30 NMBU credits.

Courses Taken previously by NMBU students

B-DS
DSOC 3311 Environmental Governance
LATA 4565 Traffic: Drugs, Bodies, Books
GOVT 4032 Immigration and Politics Research
PLSCs 4030 Traditional Agriculture
ENTOM 4730 Ecology of Agricultural Systems
GOVT 3553 Issues Behind the News

M-LA
CRP338 Design Connect
LA3180 Site Assembly
LA4020 Capstone Community Design Studio
LA4120 Professional Practice

Tuition fees
None.

Visa / Residence permit
Visa: It is the student’s own responsibility to apply for a visa. A first step would therefore be to acquire information from the relevant country’s embassy.

Study visa: A student visa is necessary in order to study in the USA. You have to first receive a letter of acceptance from the host university (here: MSU) before you can apply. The visum processing fee is currently USD $160, and the SEVIS registration fee is USD $180 - $200. The universities in the USA will issue a document for students to obtain either the F1 or the J1 visa.  

NOTE J1 visa: Be aware that this carries a clause whereby the applicant faces a two-year ‘quarantine’ period after the initial residence period, in which the applicant cannot apply for a permanent work or residence permit in the USA. However, this does only apply if the student received public funding, such as from Lånekassen.

More information: The US Embassy’s website 

 

Published 4. December 2014 - 12:19 - Updated 5. December 2019 - 14:59