CSE: Global Engineering Education Exchange

  1. Program Details

    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, Denmark, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
    Term Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
    Housing Apartment, Dormitory
    Credit Type Transfer Credit
    Sponsor College of Science & Engineering

    Program Eligibility

    GPA Varies. Candidates must be in good academic standing.
    Student Type UofM Students
    Student Year Juniors, Seniors
    Language No Language Prerequisite
  2. About CSE: Global Engineering Education Exchange

    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.

    Application Deadline

    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.


    • Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires


    • University of Melbourne
    • University of New South Wales
    • University of Newcastle/li>


    • City University of Hong Kong
    • Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • University of Michigan Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute
    • Xiamen University


    • DTU - Technical University of Denmark


    • Institut Teknologi Bandung


    • Politecnico di Milano


    • Tohoku University


    • Universiti Teknologi Malaysia


    • Delft University of Technology
    • University of Twente


    • University of Canterbury


    • Nanyang Technological University


    • Hanyang University
    • KAIST—Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology


    • Universidad del País Vasco
    • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    • Universidad Pontificia Comillas


    • Lund University


    • Cardiff University
    • University of Leeds
    • University of Sheffield

    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.

    More Information

    For more information on this program, contact the College of Science & Engineering International Programs.

  3. Prepare

    Complete pre-application advising.

    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
    Country Argentina


    Once the college/department has nominated you for the program, you will receive a link to the Learning Abroad Center's application system by email. You must complete this application to enter yourself in the Learning Abroad Center's system. This ensures that you retain your U of M student status while abroad, as well as access to financial aid, international insurance, etc.


    Once you submit your application, you will receive an email notification confirming that your application was received and that you are now in the Learning Abroad Center's system. Once you are accepted to your host university, you will be assigned a confirmation checklist, which will include the following items:

    • First Step
    • Confirmation and Payment Agreement
    • Health Information Form
    • University of Minnesota Release and Waiver

    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.