Applications and all supporting
document must be submitted by the following dates.
April 1: Fall Semester (August)
October 1: Spring Semester (January)
Approval from your Home University
The exchange advisor at your home
university must nominate you to attend UNM before you submit an
application. Please contact your home university’s international
office for details of how to obtain a nomination.
Completed on-line application form which includes the following
Copy of the biographical page of your passport
Academic records: Originals or certified
copies of official documents plus English translation. Your
official transcript must demonstrate strong academic preparation,
generally indicated by a U.S. equivalent grade point average of at
least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and at least two semesters of full-time
study completed at the time of application.
Proof of financial capability: All applicants
for the exchange program are required to submit documentation
verifying adequate funding to meet study and living expenses while
in the United States. The amount of money you will be required to
• For either fall or spring semester: $5,625
• For one academic year (August to May): $12,500
• For one calendar year (January to December): $15,000
• For summer session: $3,750
Any amounts denominated in a foreign currency will be evaluated at
the prevailing market rate on the date the application is
Please review the following table to determine acceptable
documents for proving adequate funding or financial capability:
Source of Funds Required Verification
Personal and Family Savings
Bank statement or letter from
a bank verifying liquid assets/cash. Please note that
investment portfolios, credit card monthly reports, mortgage
appraisals, and similar statements are not acceptable. In
addition, please note that if you will be using your parents
or a sponsor bank statement you will need to provide an
additional letter signed by the owner of the account, where
she or he indicates that they will support you during you
studies at UNM.
Official scholarship award
letter from the institution awarding the scholarship. The
letter must contain (1) Name of the applicant, (2) Amount of
money available for each semester or academic year of study
and, (3) Duration of the award.
Official letter indicating
amount of support and containing the same information as
described above for scholarship.
Official letter from a credit
institution indicating approval of the loan and the amount
Evidence of English language proficiency: If
English is not your first language, you must submit official
results from an English test you have taken within the past two
years. The tests we accept, and the minimum scores we require on
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – 68 on the
Computer-Based Test or 520 on the Paper-Based Test
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – 5.5
Cambridge English Language Assessment Cambridge English:
Advanced (CEA) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
NOTE: You are exempt
from submitting English test scores if you meet one or both of
the following conditions:
You received a high school diploma from an accredited,
English-speaking institution in the United States, Canada, the
United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand.
You have attended a university where English is the medium
of instruction for at least one year of full-time study at the
time of your application.
Health Insurance: You are required to show
health insurance as an exchange student at UNM. Satisfying this requirement (by enrolling in the UNM group plan or applying for a waiver with evidence of comparable coverage) will take place after your arrival at UNM during our orientation week. You do not need to purchase insurance during the application phase. For requirements, please click here.
Immigration Processing Fee: A processing fee of $275, payable by credit card after your arrival, will be assessed to your UNM Bursar's Account when you accept the offer of admission to UNM.
Exchange application form
Please fill out the exchange
application by clicking “Apply Now”
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