Montclair State University (MSU) is located in New Jersey, just 40 minutes by train from Manhattan (Penn Station) and just a short bus ride from Newark metropolis. The university has around 20,000 students and can offer courses suitable for students in most study programs. The city of Montclair has just under 40,000 inhabitants but has several theaters, cinemas and art galleries, in addition to its own film festival.
The tuition fees at Montclair are approx. $ 6400 per semester This sum also includes a "fee" to Montclair.
In addition, the costs are as follows:
Campus Housing: $ 5967 per semester
Health insurance: $ 650
Meals: $ 2100
Course Fees: $ 110
Books: $ 400
Credits and topics
UiA students must take 15 credits at the bachelor's level and 12 credits at the master's level in the United States.
Students from UiA are free to choose subjects from the course catalog as long as the prerequisites are met.
International students live in The Village Apartments, the apartments have four rooms that share a kitchen, living room and bathroom. The residential complex also has a basketball court and an outdoor swimming pool. Most people live in single rooms but it is also possible to share rooms with another student, which becomes cheaper. Rent is approximately $ 5500 for one semester for single rooms. You can find information about the homes here.
You must be registered on a study program at UiA. For more information on admission requirements- please follow the link.
As a performing music student, you must attach recordings / have an entrance exam as part of the application.
Be prepared for some extra expenses when you want to study at Montclair. In addition to tuition fees, you must also pay course fees (this will vary depending on the type of course you choose), any health insurance and books.
The vast majority of campuses in the United States are so-called "white campuses". This means that alcohol is not served on campus.
Insurance / Health in the United States:
Political changes in the United States mean that American universities now (2017/18) impose strict health insurance requirements for all foreign students. Therefore, all students who exchange to an American university must expect to purchase US health insurance, as recommended by each university. This comes in addition to other insurance students may have from their home countries. The insurances usually cost around $ 500-600, but can also be more expensive.
Some universities also require foreign students to document that they have certain vaccines.