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University of Nebraska at Omaha

The world Meets here

how to apply

1. High-quality academic programs

1. Go to world.unomaha.edu/admissions

The University of Nebraska at Omaha offers more than 200 high-quality academic programs in many diverse fields. Several degree programs are ranked in the top 20 nationally.

Click Apply Now. Follow the instructions online.

2. Pay the application fee

2. Diverse international community

The fee can be paid online.

The world meets here! Every year, UNO welcomes more than 1,700 international students and scholars from more than 130 countries. Students gain new perspectives from a diverse global community.

3. Send your TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores Not required if you are enrolling in ILUNO Intensive English.

3. Affordability

4. Send official transcripts

UNO delivers exceptional value. Compared to other U.S. universities with similar missions and programs, UNO is much more affordable. Furthermore, Omaha’s cost of living is lower than other major U.S. cities.

From all academic institutions attended, including colleges and high school. Include certified English translations.

5. Complete the financial affidavit

4. Omaha: safe, welcoming and fun

Include an original bank document demonstrating adequate funding for your program of study.

Omaha is a vibrant, culturally diverse metropolis, offering big-city attractions in a safe, small-town atmosphere. You will find food, friends, fun, and places of worship that make you feel at home.

Omaha Nebraska

5. Our commitment to international students UNO’s international office is a one-stop shop for everything you need – airport pickup, housing arrangements, orientation, and advice on financial aid. Our advisors have big hearts and many years of experience. They are here to help!


Questions? E-mail: Skype: Phone:

world@unomaha.edu uno.international.admissions 1.402.554.2293

In the Heart of the U.S.

Virtual Campus Tour: www.unomaha.edu/tour

Dodge Street Campus, surrounded by parks and trails in Midtown Omaha. For campus and city maps: www.unomaha.com/maps

How to Apply

Why UNO?

On-Campus Housing International students may choose to live in on-campus apartments – comfortable and convenient for studying and discovering Omaha’s attractions. Features include:

community Scott Village 4-bedroom apartment

Bedroom Kitchen

• Apartment-style living with private bedrooms. • Shared laundry, study lounge, and game room. • Conveniently located just minutes from classrooms and public transportation. • Organized events to help international students meet their neighbors and get to know the campus and community.


Take a virtual tour of on-campus housing: housing.unomaha.edu


Living Room



The Omaha area’s 850,000 residents are hard-working, genuine, and welcoming. International students find food, friends, entertainment, and places of worship that make them feel at home. A big city with a small-town feel, Omaha is renowned for: Affordability: Omaha is the most affordable major U.S. city and among the best for young professionals, according to Forbes magazine.


• Close to parks and sports fields.

Welcome to Omaha!


Global Learning Community Learn and collaborate with other international students and globally engaged U.S. students in the Global Learning Community at University Village. Through regular group activities, the community increases understanding across diverse cultures.

Economic vitality: Omaha consistently maintains one of the lowest unemployment rates in the United States, and is home to five Fortune 500 companies, including Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. Arts and culture: Omaha hosts the College World Series of baseball and the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials, draws world-class musicians, and boasts the country’s best-rated zoo. As the home of Saddle Creek Records, Omaha has developed a legendary indie rock music scene. Convenient transportation: Drive, ride, bike, or walk – UNO students can easily enjoy tree-filled parks, trendy shopping, sports fields, and fine restaurants all within a few short kilometers of campus.

Off-Campus Housing Prefer to live off-campus? Choose one of several privately-owned apartments that are within walking distance to campus, shopping, and restaurants.

Yunsi Kuang Guangdong, China English Education Meet our students: world.unomaha.edu

Downtown Omaha, just 6 km from UNO, is the city’s commercial and cultural hub. More about Omaha: www.visitomaha.com

Housing & community


Undergraduate Programs College of Arts & Sciences Minimum required GPA: 2.0

Anthropology (minor only) Bioinformatics Biology Biotechnology Black Studies - African American Studies - African Emphasis Chemistry - Medicinal Chemistry Chicano/Latino Studies (minor only) Economics English - American Literature - Brit/Irish/Anglophone Literature - Creative Nonfiction - Language Studies Environmental Studies - Analytical Sciences - Earth Sciences - Geography & Planning - Life Sciences Foreign Language & Literature - French - German - Spanish General Science Geography - Geographic Information Systems - Travel & Tourism Geology History Interdisciplinary Studies International Studies - Area Studies - Global Strategic Studies - Management & Business Leadership - Nonprofit Management & Leadership - Global IT Leadership & Management Islamic Studies (minor only) Latino/Latin American Studies Mathematics Medieval/Renaissance Studies (minor only) Native American Studies (minor only) Neuroscience Philosophy Physics Political Science - Foreign & National Security Affairs - Government Affairs & Civic Engagement - Law & the Courts - Political Theory - Race, Ethnicity & Gender Politics Psychology - Cognitive Science - Developmental Psychology - Forensic Psychology

- Industrial-Organizational Psychology - Mental Health - Neuroscience & Behavior - School Psychology Religion Russian (minor only) Sociology - Anthropology - Inequality & Social Justice - Organizational Sociology Women’s & Gender Studies Pre-Professional Programs - Chiropractic - Clinical Laboratory Science - Dental - Dental Hygiene - Law - Medicine - Nursing - Occupational Therapy - Optometry - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Physician’s Assistant - Radiation Science Technology - Respiratory Care - Veterinary Medicine

College of Business Administration Minimum required GPA: 2.5

Accounting Banking & Financial Markets Business Finance Economics Human Resource Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Business Investment Science & Management Legal Studies Management Marketing Real Estate & Land Use Economics

College of Communication, Fine Arts & Media Minimum required GPA: 2.25

Art History Broadcasting - Broadcast News - New Media Creative Writing Journalism - Media Studies - News Editorial - Public Relations & Advertising Music Education K-12 - Brass - Keyboard - Percussion - String - Voice

- Woodwind Music Performance - Brass - Composition - Keyboard - Percussion - String - Technology - Voice - Woodwind Speech Communication Studio Art - Graphic Design - Media Arts - Three Dimensional Arts - Two Dimensional Arts Studio Art with K-12 Certification Theatre - Acting & Directing - Design Theatre - Stage Management - Technical Theatre

College of Education Minimum required GPA: 2.5

Athletic Training Community Health Elementary Education Elementary Special Education - Sign Language Interpreter Library Science Physical Education - Exercise Science Public Health Recreation & Leisure Studies - Recreation - Recreation Management Secondary Education - Middle Grades Endorsement 4-9 Speech-Language Pathology

College of Information Science & Technology Minimum required GPA: 2.5

Bioinformatics Computer Science - Game Programming Design - Information Assurance - Internet Technologies Information Assurance IT Innovation Management Information Systems - Global IT Leadership & Management - Information Assurance - i-Business Application Development - Internet Technologies - IT Audit & Control Undergraduate MIS Certificates Data Management Systems Development

top programs Manas Bharadwaj New Delhi, India MBA, Investment Science Meet our students: world.unomaha.edu

U.S. News & World Report graduate program rankings: #6 Information & Technology Management #6 Public Finance & Budgeting #11 Nonprofit Management #14 City Management & Urban Policy #17 Criminology #21 Public Management Administration Top third: MBA program

College of Public Affairs & Community Service

College of Architecture*

Minimum required GPA: 2.5

Pre-Architecture Pre-Interior Design Pre-Landscape Architecture

Aviation - Air Transport Administration - Professional Flight Criminology & Criminal Justice Emergency Management Gerontology (Certificate Only) Social Work

Continuing Studies Students must be 21 years of age to apply. No minimum GPA requirement.

UNO offers the Bachelor’s of General Studies Degree. A great option for adult students returning to college, the degree combines university-level quality with flexible scheduling for busy professionals. The General Studies Degree offers more than 40 Areas of Concentration. More info: dcs.unomaha.edu

College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources* Minimum required GPA: 2.0

Pre-Agricultural Sciences Pre-Food Science & Technology Pre-Horticulture Pre-Natural Resources Pre-Turfgrass & Landscape Management

Minimum required GPA: 3.0

College of Engineering* Minimum required GPA: 2.5

Architectural Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Construction Engineering Construction Management Electronics Engineering Pre-Agricultural Engineering Pre-Biological Systems Engineering Pre-Electrical Engineering Pre-Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Programs Criminology & Criminal Justice Educational Administration Engineering* Exercise Science Human Sciences in Gerontology* Information Technology Psychology Public Administration

* These programs are administered by

the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Students can apply through UNO and take courses on the UNO campus.

intensive english options: Learn English at UNO to prepare for university courses or to advance in your career: world.unomaha.edu/admissions

Master’s & EdS Programs Accounting Athletic Training Biology Business Administration - MBA - Executive MBA Communication Computer Science Counseling Criminology & Criminal Justice Economics Educational Admin. & Supervision Elementary Education Engineering* English Geography Gerontology, Social Health, Physical Education & Recreation History Industrial Organizational Psychology Information Assurance Language Teaching Management Information Systems Mathematics Mathematics (MA for Teachers) Music Political Science Psychology Public Administration Reading School Psychology Secondary Education Social Work Sociology Special Education Speech-Language Pathology Theatre Urban Studies Writing

Academic Programs

academic programs


Competitive Tuition & Affordable Living

International students find several ways to help pay for their education at UNO. If you have a 3.0 grade point average, leadership experience, and plan to enroll at UNO on an F-1 or J-1 visa, you are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Applications are accepted year-round – apply online today: world.unomaha.edu/admissions

UNO delivers extraordinary value for international students. The total cost of attending UNO – including tuition, fees, and all living expenses – is 25 percent below the average cost of other Doctoral/Research Universities nationwide. Many students can earn a degree from UNO with little or no debt.

UNO vs. Other Doctoral/Research Universities Total Cost of Attendance


UNO Advantage Scholarship

Graduate Assistantships

International undergraduate and graduate students can pay resident tuition rates. Renewable each year, Advantage Scholarships are worth $7,600 to $9,600 per year.

Assistantships cover tuition and fees for the academic year and living expenses for 12 months. UNO offers assistantships in many disciplines. Inquire with your graduate program advisor about these opportunities.

New International Student Scholarship


This one-time scholarship is worth $6,000 per academic year and is available to undergraduate and graduate students. Partial grants of $3,000 are sometimes awarded. Source: National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS 2011-2012

Current International Student Scholarship

Notes on costs Total costs include tuition, fees, books, room, board, insurance, and personal expenses. Costs will vary by lifestyle. Estimated costs are for full-time undergraduate students living on campus in 2011-2012. They do not reflect scholarships or financial aid.

More details on current costs: world.unomaha.edu/admissions

On-Campus Employment Students on F-1 visas are permitted to work 20 hours per week during the academic year and 40 hours per week in the summer. Earn money for your education, learn new skills, and meet new people. Check for “student worker” positions here: www.unomaha.edu/humanresources

Currently enrolled students can receive $700 per semester. To apply, you must have a 3.0 grade point average, show leadership experience, and demonstrate financial need. Departmental Scholarships

Abdullah Alshuqayr Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ILUNO Intensive English Meet our students: world.unomaha.edu

Check with your academic advisor about scholarships available in your area of study.

The Campanile stands tall at the heart of UNO’s Dodge Street Campus. Take the Virtual Tour www.unomaha.com/tour

Costs & Scholarships


UNO International Students

Serve and learn in the community. Join a club. Play a sport. Make new friends. At UNO, campus life beyond the classroom is stimulating, festive, and fun. From your first day on campus, international advisors will help you get connected. They organize new student orientations and special events throughout the year to make you feel at home. Student Organizations

UNO International Student Associations

Through more than 100 organizations, students serve nonprofits in the community, lead in student government, advocate for political and social causes, and express their faith with new friends from the United States and around the world. studentorgs.unomaha.edu

• Asian Student Association • Association of Latin American Students • Chinese Students and Scholars Association • Friends of Japan • Indian Students Association • Iranian Student Association of Omaha (ISAO) • Korean Student Association • Muslim Student Association • Nepalese Student Association • Pan-African Student Association • Saudi Student Association • Sigma Iota Rho (International Studies Honors Society)

Global Diplomats Become a leader in UNO’s international community. Global Diplomats earn a small scholarship, welcome new students, and organize many special events on campus, including intercultural fairs and festivals. world.unomaha.edu/advising University Honors Program Challenge yourself with advanced coursework. Meet peers who seek high leadership and academic standards and receive guidance from engaged faculty. honors.unomaha.edu

• Baseball • Softball • Basketball • Swimming & Diving • Cross Country • Tennis • Golf • Track & Field • Ice Hockey • Volleyball • Soccer

celebration of brazil

cafe internationale

Holi Festival

Governor’s welcome

Community Engagement UNO has developed strong ties with schools, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and civic groups throughout the Omaha area. By connecting international students with community partners, UNO makes the university experience more challenging and rewarding. cafe internationale

Athletics You’ll find team spirit everywhere, whether you’re an athlete or a fan. UNO regularly produces national and conference champions, with teams competing in the NCAA Division I level:

nebraska neighbors

cafe internationale

Eftiona Lilo Erseke, Albania Bioinformatics Meet our students: world.unomaha.edu state capitol visit

valentine’s day

chinese spring festival

www.omavs.com Campus Recreation International students have access to UNO’s Olympicsize pool, indoor track, weight rooms, rock-climbing wall, and classes such as yoga and pilates. Students also can compete on one of many intramural sports teams. www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr

nebraska neighbors

oman national day

pep bowl soccer

campus life

campus life

connect world.unomaha.edu UNO International Students uno.international.admissions world@unomaha.edu 1.402.554.2293 International Admissions Arts & Sciences Hall, Room 241 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, Nebraska 68182-0080 USA

The University of Nebraska at Omaha does not discriminate based on gender, age, disability, race, color, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, political affiliation, or sexual orientation.

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University of Nebraska at Omaha International Studies and Programs  

The University of Nebraska at Omaha offers international students more than 200 high-quality academic programs and a diverse campus communit...

University of Nebraska at Omaha International Studies and Programs  

The University of Nebraska at Omaha offers international students more than 200 high-quality academic programs and a diverse campus communit...