Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

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Consistently ranked as one of the best universities in the world Rutgers has something for everyone!

Rutger New Brunswick CampusAs the 8th oldest college in US, Rutgers is the premier public university of New Jersey. Steeped in tradition, Rutgers has a dynamic and ultramodern academic outlook which is reflected in its membership of the (by invite only) Association of American Universities, the organisation representing the top US research institutions.

Rutger's flagship campus based in New Brunswick is actually split into five mini-campuses each with its own unique setting and identity, and own student center and dining options. It has over 400 student organisations and 15-plus recreation centers and parks for you to choose. Visiting the High Point Solutions stadium to watch the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team is absolute must!

Its location is perfect for anyone wanting a big city experience, being within easy travel distance of New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Boston.

The dedicated Study Abroad team at Rutgers will be able to provide guidance and support from application stage and whilst in the US.

Rutgers information:

Who can participate?

All Reading disciplines that allow Study Abroad taught at Rutgers

NB: Limited places

Entry requirements:

Minimum 60% average

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

23:59 (GMT), Sunday, 21 January 2018 (see How to Apply webpage)

NB - successful applicants will be expected to complete an additional Rutgers application.

Cost of Living:  See Rutger's Estimated Cost of Living page
Additional Costs:

Visa is required to study in the US

Will need to take out compulsory insurance - either from Rutgers or alternative (see insurance section in money matters page).

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

Further Information:

Student's experiences at Rutgers:

Additional information:

  1. Students must be nominated by the Erasmus & Study Abroad Office before Rutgers will consider 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 Rutgers than there are places available then all of the following information will be taken into consideration in making decisions regarding the allocation of places:
    1. Academic performance
    2. Personal Statement
    3. Spread of subjects
    4. Subject Study Abroad coordinator comments
    5. Duration of Study Abroad placement
    6. Previous engagement / contact with ESAO 


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