Colorado State University

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Colorado State University (CSU) is a public research university located in Fort Collins, Colorado. With over 30,000 students, the university boasts approximately 1,540 faculties and 55 academic departments.

Colorado State University (CSU)Established in 1970 Colorado State University is now among the nation's leading research universities, being named 'Best Western College' and as one of the 'Best Business Schools' in the country according to the Princeton Review.

Approximately 950 students per year participate in educational programmes abroad and nearly 1,300 foreign students and scholars from more than 85 countries are engaged in academic work and research on campus.

The location of Fort Collins has over 315 miles of bike routes and trails and only 1 hour from Rocky Mountains National Park from Campus. So there's plenty to do with easy access to activities such as hiking, skiing, rafting and other outdoor sports. If sports isn't for you, there are over 500 organisations within the college for you to join!

So join CSU for an incredibly unique experience in a place that has been voted the 14th Best College Town in the US ( 2017). Not to mention there are also over 300 sunny days a year!

CSU information:

Who can participate?

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

Minimum 55% average

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

01 January 2019 (further details to follow)

Cost of Living:  Please see CSU's Estimated Costs of Living pages.
Additional Costs:
  • Visa is required to study in the US
  • Will need to take out compulsory insurance - either from CSU or alternative (see insurance section in money matters page).

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 CSU will accept any application.
  2. Students who request to study abroad for a full academic year when their degree has a term / semester option available will receive a lower priority for places than students who choose the term / semester option
  3. If there are more students who want to study at CSU 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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"My first few weeks at Colorado have been amazing! I have made lots of friends from all over the world, which is really cool. So far I have been on a hike up the mountains, gone to an American Football game, and went out boating on the Horsetooth Reservoir."


Harriet, English Literature 


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