Getting Started

Students in the United States who want to STUDY ABROAD:

How to Apply for a UAlbany Study Abroad or Exchange Option:

Step 1: Click Programs to begin your search for the perfect study abroad option by country, city, academic term, or subject area.

Step 2: When you find the specific program you want to apply for, click the Apply Now button, located at the top and bottom of each program’s web page. 

Step 3: Follow the instructions to create your online study abroad application account.

Step 4: When you receive your email confirmation that your application account has been successfully created, login to begin the application process

: Each program may have different procedures, so complete each step carefully.

UAlbany Students who want to Study Abroad on a Program Administered by ANOTHER SUNY Institution:

Can’t find what you’re looking for among UAlbany’s study abroad options? Explore more study abroad possibilities through the SUNY Study Abroad Consortium.

  • If you find a program that is offered by another SUNY institution, you must apply through the campus offering that program.
  • As you await your acceptance, create an account on our site

NOTE: UAlbany students participating on programs administered by other 4-year SUNY campuses must be registered at UAlbany while studying abroad.  All credits and course equivalents for UAlbany students on SUNY study abroad options are managed through the Office of International Education, Study Abroad & Exchanges at the University at Albany.

International students who want to study in the USA at the         University at Albany:

International Student Applicants from Partner Universities (Exchange Students) click here.

NOTE: To apply as an exchange student, your home university must be an existing partner of UAlbany AND you must be recommended by your home university to study at UAlbany.  See a list of UAlbany partner institutions here: UAlbany Partner Institutions 2014-2015.pdf

International Students who want to Study at UAlbany from Non-Partner Universities

NOTE: If your home campus is not a partner of UAlbany, you will be required to pay for all tuition and fees involved with studying at UAlbany. You will apply as a “non-degree, fee-paying, visiting student.  See a list of UAlbany partner institutions here: UAlbany Partner Institutions 2014-2015.pdf

International Students who want to earn a degree from UAlbany: click here for UAlbany’s International Admissions

International Students who want to improve their English as a Second Language, click here for information about the Intensive English Language Program at UAlbany.

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Last modified 2/6/2015