Global Eᵌ is a multinational consortium of over 70 schools of engineering in the United States and internationally. The consortium provides a vehicle for engineering student exchange in over 20 countries. The organization is managed globally by the Institute of International Education, and by the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.
This program is administered by College of Science & Engineering. Applications are processed by the Learning Abroad Center.
|Location||Argentina, Australia, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom|
|Term||Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester|
|Credit Type||Transfer Credit|
|Sponsor||College of Science & Engineering|
|GPA||Varies. Candidates must be in good academic standing.|
|Student Type||UofM Students|
|Student Year||Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
College of Science & Engineering exchange programs offers students the opportunity to take engineering and science courses taught in English at science and engineering universities abroad.
This program is coordinated by the College of Science & Engineering. You must apply for the program through the College of Science & Engineering International Programs.
You receive transfer credit for the courses you take. Your grades do not factor into your University of Minnesota GPA. Consult the Learning Abroad Center's Academic Policies for more information.
Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors, GPA requirement varies by institution. You must apply through the College of Science & Engineering.
Each campus has their own academic calendar. Review the host university’s calendar in the brochure available on the Global Eᵌ website.
The IIE application deadlines are:
October 1 for Spring Semester
March 1 for Fall Semester or full Academic Year
Potential candidates must be approved and nominated by CSE at least two weeks before the IIE deadlines to make sure that candidates have enough time to complete the IIE process. Early planning is highly encouraged. Students may want to pursue alternative options for study abroad, since a Global Eᵌ placement is not guaranteed.
Begin by learning more about the Global Eᵌ organization and process. Not every school accepts students every semester, and host universities make the final acceptance decisions. Some schools will have second language expectations, and some will not. Start by researching partner profiles on the Global Eᵌ website for an overview, then visit specific university websites to continue your research.
After you've chosen a program and identified the courses you want to take, departmental and college advisers can evaluate whether or not the course work can be used toward your major or to meet other requirements.
It's important to be somewhat flexible in planning your courses. Sometimes course information isn't immediately available, so you may need to correspond directly with the host university.
Review courses that may be documented in the U Credit system. Begin collecting course descriptions from your target campus in preparation for a review by your Director of Undergraduate Studies.
For more information on this program, contact the College of Science & Engineering International Programs.
Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
It is your responsibility to apply directly to the College of Science & Engineering and your host institution. Be sure to work with CSE to give yourself enough time to prepare the required documents. Once you have been accepted by CSE and your host institution, you may proceed with the LAC online application process. Please contact CSE International Programs with questions about applying for this CSE exchange.
To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||See Snapshot page for term options|
|Program Name||CSE: Global Engineering Education Exchange|
|Track Name||Name of Host Institution|
Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the confirmation checklist assigned to you. You should also continue working with CSE and your host institution for pre-departure considerations.