Winona State University

 Winona State University


 

"Founded in 1858, Winona State University is a comprehensive public university with close to 8,400 students. The oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Winona State offers more than 80 undergraduate, pre-professional, licensure, graduate, and doctorate programs on its three campuses: the original Main Campus in Winona, the West Campus in Winona, and Winona State University-Rochester. Winona State is ranked as the second-best public institution in Minnesota by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges," has been named among the "Best in the Midwest" by The Princeton Review for 13 years in a row and has been featured as one of America's 100 Best College Buys for quality and value for 21 consecutive years."

Winona State University Panorama

 

Exchange Program

The purpose of this program is to promote and expand international understanding, development, and friendship by stimulating and supporting educational, professional, and intercultural activities and projects among students and faculty of Winona State University and University of Koblenz-Landau, and the respective communities that support these institutions.

 

Student Exchange (One-to-One Exchange)

  1. Number of Exchange Students: Each year both universities may send up to two (2) full time undergraduate and/or graduate students. Standard length of stay will be one semester or a full academic year. Students may choose to attend the host institution as a visiting (non-exchange) student.
  2. Tuition and Other Fees: The program is based on the principle of a direct one-to-one exchange of students, each of whom will take place of his or her partner at the exchange university. Each student participating in a one-to-one exchange shall register and pay tuition and other required fees at his or her home institution. Each student is responsible for any and all costs associated with accommodation and board (including vacation period), international travel, travel in the host country, medical insurance, subsistence costs, travel arrangements and visa.
  3. Selection and Admittance: The home institution will screen student applications and recommend students to the host institution for invitation. Furthermore, the home institution is responsible for nominating their students for the exchange program. Participating students are subject to the admission regulations, including language proficiency, class performance standards, and other policies of the host institutions. Students are expected to meet the minimal academic "good standing" requirements of the host institution.
  4. Courses and Credits: While at the host institution, students will take courses similar to those required for their home institution's program. The individual Student Plan of Study proposed by the student must be approved by his or her academic advisor at the home institution and by the host institution. To participate in academic courses conducted in English, students must meet the Winona State University Language entry requirements. Academic credit earned at the host university may be accepted by the student's home institution. At the end of the academic year, each institution will provide the other with a final official transcript of the grades obtained by each exchange student.

 

Visiting Students (Non-Exchange)

  1. Number of Students:  Either institution may accept as many visiting (non-exchange) students as desired, following the same guidelines described above.
  2. Tuition and Other Fees: Students may choose to attend the host institution as a visiting (non-exchange) student. In this case students shall pay regular tuition and fees directly to the host institution. Each students shall be responsible for arranging the necessary visa or travel authorization and shall also be responsible for any and all costs associated with accommodation and board (including vacation period), international and national travel, books, equipment, health insurance, etc.
  3. Selection and Admittance: Participating students are subject to the admission regulations, including language proficiency, class performance standards, and other policies of the host institution. Students are expected to meet the minimal academic "good standing" requirements of the host institution.
  4. Language Requirements: To participate in faculty courses conducted in English, students of University of Koblenz-Landau must meet the Winona State University Language entry requirements. Visiting students with TOEFL-IPT scores between 460 and 499 can attend the English Language Center in their first semester and if they successfully complete the ELC courses they may take regular courses in the second semester. (see what the max TOEFL score is and place here)
  5. Additional Info: Visiting (non-exchange) students are eligible for participation in the WSU Cross Cultural Outreach Program. The program will also provide services such as orientation, residence life program, support services, and co-curricular activities.

 

 

Application Deadlines and Procedures

Having enough time to prepare your stay abroad is key to a successful application. Therefore, please make sure that you plan your semester abroad at Winona State University way in advance. We strongly recommend that you start planning and making all arrangements at least 1 year in advance. We are happy to see early applications.

Please note: Students have to be nominated for the exchange by their home institution. Should you be interested in taking part in the exchange, please consult the program coordinator, Dr. Sarah Schäfer-Althaus, before applying.

 

Nomination Deadline:

Fall: April 1 (the nomination process should be completed by January of the same year)
Spring: October 15 (the nomination process should be completed by July of the same year)

 

Application Deadline:

Fall: July 1
Spring: November 1

 

 

 

What to Study at WSU?

Within its College of Education, Winona State University prides itself on educating "Educators for 21st Century Learners". This program is particularly interesting for students who are enrolled in the teacher training program at University of Koblenz-Landau.

For more information on the undergraduate and graduate education programs at WSU, please visit the links below:

 
 

How much does it cost?

Here is an overview of the estimated costs for a 2 semester stay at Winona State University:

 

Tuition $ 7523 Based on 12-18 credits per semester after Cross-Cultural Scholarship has been applied
Student Fees $ 1099 Health services, athletics, wellness center, etc.
Laptop Fee $989 Rental fee
Orientation $ 155 One-time fee
Health Insurance $ 1627 One calendar year
Room & Board $ 9,190 Double room sharing
Other Expenses $ 3,600 Books, travel, personal expenses
Total $ 24,183 Cost of one semester is approximately ½ the cost of 2 semesters

For more information, please refer to the 2019-2020 WSU Visiting & Exchange Student Fact Sheet.

Please, also visit our Financing page to view your options to help you finance your stay at WSU.

 

 

Some Useful Online Resources

WSU Fact Sheet 2019/2020 Winona State University - Homepage Explore Minnesota

 

 

Contact

Should you wish to apply to Winona State University or have general inquiries, please feel free to contact the coordinator, Dr. Schäfer-Althaus, to schedule an appointment. Furthermore, you can also contact Kit Klepinger, the director of the International Student and Scholar Services at Winona State University for further information. We will be more than happy to assist you and answer all of your questions. 

 

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Dr. Sarah Schäfer-Althaus

 

WSU exchange program coordinator at University of Koblenz-Landau

 

 

Phone: +49 0261 287-2019

Emailsalthaus at uni-koblenz.de

Location: F122

Homepagehttp://www.schaefer-althaus.de/

Winona State University

Kit Klepinger

 

Director of the International Student and Scholar Services at Winona State University

 

 

 

Please contact is at winona.edu with any questions you may have concerning the exchange program, or, should you be interested in studying at WSU as a visiting (non-exchange) student.

 

Homepage: https://www.winona.edu/international-services/

 

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