Winthrop University is over 100 years old and is located in Rock Hill, in the state of South Carolina. The university has about 6,000 students and the campus is large and beautiful, with many historic buildings, which has made it the location for various films! The University offers courses and study programs that are relevant to many students at UiA. Their College of Business and Administration is AACSB accredited.
Rock Hill is a city with approx. 70,000 inhabitants, with a historic center where you will find cafes, restaurants, and a few shops. The town is located along a river, with good hiking opportunities. Otherwise, the city of Charlotte is just 40 kilometers away and the area is surrounded by beautiful national parks.
UiA has a free (exchange) space for one semester each year. Beyond that, UiA can send students to Winthrop with tuition fees. Students from most disciplines can go here if they find topics that fit into the study program at UiA. Tuition fees are around $ 7,000 per semester.
Credits and topics
Students must take 15 US credits at the bachelors level and 12 US credits at the master's level to obtain 30 credits at UiA. For information on the various study programs, check these pages. Courses can be found by going into individual study programs.
Winthrop University has a good selection of student housing. The least expensive rooms cost around $ 2300 for one semester for a double room, the single room costs a bit more.
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.
Note: The University has a shuttle bus that goes into downtown at Rock Hill, it is also possible to bike or walk. Otherwise, there is a bad bus service in Rock Hill so you have to know someone by car or use Uber to get around.
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.