University of Oklahoma (Norman) (MAUI / Bilateral)

University of Oklahoma is a universitywide partner university in Norman, United States of America. You can study at the University of Oklahoma through the MAUI program or through a bilateral (direct) exchange.

The MAUI program (Mid-America Universities International) consists of a group of 18 American universities. If you are applying for the MAUI program, you need to list the top three MAUI universities of your choice in your motivation letter. This means there is a chance you will not be placed at your preferred university, but at your second or third choice university instead.

Through a bilateral (direct) exchange

Student experiences

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General information for exchange students

Course information for exchange students:
Go to Click on "Find course" (Side note: students must be admitted to OU and have a username/password before they can access Ozone). Also try

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Academic calendar

Semester I (Fall): 2nd or 3rd week of August – 2nd week of December
Semester II (Spring): 2nd or 3rd week of January – 2nd week of May

More information

  • First year at host institution must be completed.
  • Good academic standing (official transcripts from home institution are required in English once student accepted).
Areas of study open to exchange students

All undergraduate courses on Norman campus are open as long as the student has taken all pre-requisites.

Exceptions: OU Health Sciences Center in OKC, Law School (only if exchange student is a Law student at the home university), All graduate level Business classes (incl. Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Management, Marketing & Supply Chain Management, and Management Information Systems), College of Continuing Education (Liberal Studies) and Aviation.

Economic classes: Math placement exam must be taken online or upon arrival before enrolment in undergraduate courses can take place. Details here.
Several undergraduate Economics courses are not available. No graduate courses are available.

More detailed information on courses in general

Courses at Master’s level

Graduate courses on Norman campus are open to exchange students with the exception of MBA courses in the College of Business (see 'Areas of study open to exchange students').

Language of instruction


Housing assistance

Housing is guaranteed for our exchange students. OU student housing offers three options for on campus living. Traditions Square (East & West) are single bedroom/shared bathroom apartments. Alternately, academic year students can choose the student residential colleges where students will share a room and must buy a Meal plans.

Students also have the option of living in the Kraettli apartments (same website as Traditions Square). These are cheaper than Traditions Square, but they are older, and students must share a bedroom. Space is limited each semester.

Information about housing is listed on OU Housing web page, but students will receive housing information directly from Education Abroad. More information can also be found on the exchange website.

Estimated living costs per month

2020 information:


Expected Expenses


Furnished apartment in on-campus housing complex: $1250-$3650 per semester, depending on selected apartment


Meal plans (optional): $250-$2500 per semester, depending on personal choice

It is helpful to consult the Exchange Student Coordinator before purchasing a meal plan.

Regular grocery expenses: $400-600 per month, depending on student needs

Access to grocery stores may require bus travel.


Textbooks and course materials: $250-800 per semester, depending on major subject

Health Insurance

OU Student Health Plan: 

Fall semester $884

Spring semester $682

Personal Expenses

Costs can range from $400-800 per month, depending on personal choice

Additional Fees

$30 SoonerCard ID

$200 New International Student Orientation fee (first semester only)

$75 International Student Maintenance Fee (each semester)

$150 Exchange Student Program Fee (each semester)

source: OU website

Credits and grading

You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

8 places (bilateral exchange)

Through the MAUI program

Student experiences

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Number of places available

3 places per year for the MAUI program in total. 

After the 1 December deadline it is not possible anymore to apply for an exchange to this partner university, even for semester 2 (start January next academic year), due to early application deadlines. This means you have to apply before December 1st.

  • When you apply in Osiris you may choose: MAUI network
  • At second and third place you choose a university outside the MAUI netwerk or a university with the label MAUI and Bilateral
  • You list 3 MAUI university choices in your motivation letter/form. 
  • Placement at the university of your first choice cannot be guaranteed, but MAUI will try to meet your preference.

Selection was necessary for 2023-2024.

All MAUI universities

Baylor University (Waco)
Columbia College Chicago
Kansas State University (Manhattan)
Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla)
Oklahoma State University (Stillwater)
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Texas State University (San Marcos)
Texas Tech University (Lubbock)
University of Kansas (Lawrence)
University of Missouri-Kansas City
University of Nebraska at Kearney
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
University of Nebraska at Omaha
University of North Texas (Denton)
University of Oklahoma (Norman)
West Virginia University (Morgantown)

More information about MAUI

Find more information on the MAUI website



If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:

Asia, Latin America & Middle East

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona


Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten

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General exchange questions

Name: Patrick Chan

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00 - NOT AVAILABLE: 15 July – 15 August 2024

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.