Study in USA with MAUI
Student exchange with universities belonging to the MAUI network are carried out under the Utrecht Network, which cooperates with US (MAUI) and Australian (AEN) universities. Further information on student exchange with AEN members is available here.
The MAUI (Mid-American Universities International) network unites 18 universities in USA: Baylor University, Columbia College Chicago, Kansas State University, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Oklahoma State University, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Texas State University, Texas Tech University, University of Kansas, University of Missouri- Kansas City, University of Missouri St. Louis, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, University of Nebraska - Kearney, University of Nebraska at Omaha, University of Oklahoma, University of Tulsa, West Virginia University, Wichita State University.
Competition is open to Bachelor's and Master's level students of all specialities. However, in selecting a university, it is important to make sure which programmes are offered - some universities do not admit exchange students to all specialities (law and medical studies are most commonly excluded). Further information: MAUI network.
It is possible to apply for one or two semesters. When applying, students must submit a list of three preferred universities; and later successful applicants will be placed in one of the preferred universities by the respective committee of the Utrecht Network.
When applying to MAUI-network, it is not possible to apply to AEN-network in the same year.
Exchange students are guaranteed free tuition at a foreign university. All other expenses must be covered by the student.
Required application documents (in English):
- Application for study abroad (incl. list of three preferred universities);
- Statement of purpose (letter of motivation);
- Letter of recommendation from a supervisor or professor at UT;
- Transcript of records (with average grade, in English; ask from your dean's office/institute); Master's level students must also submit a Diploma Supplement (in English) on the previous study level (ask for that at the Student Admissions);
- Certificate on command of English (IELTS, TOEFL or the test of UT College of Foreign Languages and Cultures; check the language requirements from university descriptions on MAUI webpage).
Please submit your application documents (hard copies, original/officially certified) to the UT Study Abroad Centre.
NB! It is possible to apply even if you have not yet received the results of your TOEFL/IELTS test by the deadline (although the test must be taken). On that occasion, you will have to submit some other proof of language proficiency, e.g. confirmation from language professor, UT language test.
Please note, late documents may affect your candidacy!
The primary decision on selecting students is made by the University of Tartu grant committee. The student exchange coordinator forwards the documents of the selected students selected to the MAUI committee, who then place the students in foreign universities. Next, the documents are sent to the respective host universities, who make a final decision on the admission of the student.
As the process as a whole is quite time consuming, students applying should bear in mind that final decisions may be made as late as April or May.