Incoming Exchange Students

Application Guide For Incoming Exchange Students

This program is for student exchanges between UCA and Reciprocal Exchange Partner Universities.                   Please Note: Students applying to the UCA Exchange Program must be nominated by the International Programs or Office of Exchange Programs at their home university.

Click Here for instructions on how to apply to UCA as an incoming exchange student.


International & Exchange Program Administrators:

For information regarding the UCA Exchange Program, please contact: Therese Pollard, International Partnerships Coordinator. • 501.450.3646 • University of Central Arkansas • Conway, Arkansas • U.S.A



Important Dates & Orientation Details:

View the Schedule for International Orientation and International & Exchange Student Arrival Dates for your selected program term at

The UCA Office of International Student & Scholar Services provides assistance and support services to new and currently enrolled international students and scholars. Our services include, but are not limited to: orientation, information and assistance with immigration regulations, housing assistance, social and educational programming. If you cannot find the answers to your questions on the website, or for other assistance, please contact • Phone: 501-450-3445 • Fax: 501-852-2439

Register for Courses

Exchange students can register online for course work via MyUCA.  Your MyUCA login information will be provided with your acceptance and immigration documents. Please note, some courses may require prerequisite courses or additional testing prior to enrollment. For information on the courses available at UCA, visit the Undergraduate Bulletin.

MANDATORY International Arrival and Orientation

UCA Office of International Student Services provides transportation to the UCA campus from the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.  To request transportation, please complete the International Arrival Form found on the International Student & Scholar Services website:

Fee Payment 

Be prepared to pay a housing deposit plus room and board fees upon arrival. Payments can be made in advance via MyUCA with credit card.

Tuition and fees for Exchange students are waived per the Bilateral Exchange Agreement.

International Insurance

Exchange students have two options:

1. Purchase the insurance directly from UCA when you arrive; or

2. Purchase a policy in your home country that will provide the required coverage while you are here and provide UCA International Student and Scholar Services with a copy of the policy (in English).

For current Insurance policy details, requirements and cost, please contact the Office of International Student Support Services at

Exchange Student Housing & Meal Plans

All exchange students will be assigned a semi-private room in UCA Housing facilities and are required to enroll in a meal plan for the duration of the program. Students will submit the current UCA Application for Housing. Accommodation and meal plan options can be viewed online at or on the  Application Form.


General Information: 

Application Information and Admission Requirements for Incoming Exchange Students

International Student Support Services at UCA:


City of Conway

UCA Campus Map


International Students interested in participating in the Global Education Project (GEP), please visit the UCA International Student and Scholar Services GEP webpage or contact a GEP representative: Phone: 501-450-3445 • Fax: 501-852-2439