Ball State University

Full of tradition and promise for tomorrow....

Describing itself as student-centred, sustainable, and community-engaged,Ball State University Ball State University (BSU) is large research university based in Muncie, Indiana. Founded in 1918 it has c.21000 students registered (c.16k at Undergraduate). Classic architecture and iconic statues mix with state-of-the-art facilities on their 1,140 acre site, with all the facilities, sports, clubs and societies you'd expect from a major US institution.

Seeing itself as a traditional university that does things in a non-traditional way, it is a comprehensive university teaching a very broad range of subjects / disciplines at all levels. Filled with traditions galore (Homecoming Bed Race to 'rubbing the frog') it's your chance immerse yourself into BSU's diverse and inclusive community.

Located about 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis, BSU and Muncie has a thriving arts and theatre scene the envy of most mid-western cities.

An institution that wants to enrich you both inside and outside of the classroom, BSU awaits you…

BSU information:

Who can participate?

All Reading disciplines that allow Study Abroad that are taught at BSU
Entry requirements:

Minimum 55% average

Semester dates:
  • Semester 1: August- December
  • Semester 2: January - May
Reading application deadlines:

01 January 2019. See How to apply.

Cost of Living:  See BSU Living Costs pages. Anticipated costs are c.$8-10K per semester, including accommodation and meal plan (NB - BSU have advised that Student Services fee, Technology fees and Transportation fees noted are not applicable)
Additional Costs:
  • Visa is required to study in the US
  • Will need to take out compulsory insurance - either from BSU or alternative.

NB - Eligible students might be able to recoup costs through Student Finance

Further Information:

Additional information:

  1. Students must be nominated by the Erasmus & Study Abroad Office before the BSU will accept any application.
  2. Students who request to study abroad for a year when there is a term / semester option available will receive a lower priority than students who choose the term / semester option.
  3. If there are more students who want to study at BSU than places available then all of the following will be considered in making decisions regarding the allocation of places:
      • Capacity constraints at partner institution
      • Academic performance
      • Personal Statement
      • Spread of subjects
      • Subject Study Abroad coordinator comments
      • Duration of Study Abroad placement
      • Previous engagement / contact with ESAO


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