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
Course information for exchange students:
Welcome to The University of Oklahoma (YouTube)
Semester I (Fall): 2nd or 3rd week of August – 2nd week of December
|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.
|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 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.
|Estimated living costs per month|
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
OU Student Health Plan:
Fall semester $884
Spring semester $682
Costs can range from $400-800 per month, depending on personal choice
$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)
|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
|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.
Selection was necessary for 2023-2024.
|All MAUI universities|
Baylor University (Waco)
|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
Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen
North America & UK
Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden
Australia, New Zealand, South Afrika & Spain*
Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen
* only Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Europe & Middle East
Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten
General exchange questions
Names: Tamar Oderwald and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.
Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Tuesday and Thursday, 14:00-15:30
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.
Please note that the University-wide International Office will be closed from December 23rd, 2023 to January 7th, 2024. Mailboxes will only be monitored for urgent matters in the first week of January.