Exchange Students

If you wish to be an exchange student at Tennessee Tech first check to see if your institution has an agreement with Tennessee Tech. Many institutions are affiliated with Magellan and ISEP or we have a one-to-one exchange agreement. At present, Tennessee Tech has one-on-one agreements with schools in Korea, Japan, Sweden, Germany, Egypt, Brazil, Austria, and the Ukraine.

Admissions Requirements for Exchange Students Attending Tennessee Tech

This is your online application guide. The steps below explain the application process. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of International Education.

Step 1 - Apply for Admissions

Complete an International Exchange/Visiting Student Application (PDF) for admissions.  Exchange visitors for admission to the university are encouraged to complete an application as early as possible.  Exchange students can also apply online as a transfer student and then e-mail international admissions at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please note Exchange students do not pay the $40 application fee.

Step 2 - Request Official Transcripts

A letter of good standing or transcript sent to TTU from your institution sent to the Director of IE. All transcripts must be in English.

Step 3- Affidavit of Support and Passport

All international exchange applicants are required to submit adequate evidence of financial support to cover the cost of living expenses for the period they will study at TTU before the Certificate of Acceptance to the university is mailed.

Students requesting a DS2019 are required by Federal law to submit financial verification to be issued the documents. You will take the DS2019 and apply for your  J-1 visa in your country. Be sure to pay the SEVIS fee prior to your visa appointment; go to http://www.fmjfee.com to pay the SEVIS fee via Western Union (see www.fmjfee.com).

Students already in the USA, who have a visa, must submit copies of your passport, I-20/DS2019, I-94 and visa.

Step 4 - Submit Proof English Language Proficiency

Exchange students may submit documentation to the Director of International Education to verify proof of English proficiency.
Students may submit a form to verify English skill from their coordinator to verify their English skills.

Step 5- Complete Health Forms

Two forms must be completed and submitted to Health Services before a student can enroll:

Step 6 - Submit All Materials

Send all materials to:

International Education
Tennessee Tech University
1 William L. Jones Dr., Derryberry Hall Rm. 135, Box 5093
Cookeville, TN 38505 USA

Phone: (931) 372-3634        Fax: (931) 372-3674

Upon being admitted to the university, you will receive a letter congratulating you on your admittance. Your acceptance letter will also contain instructions on the next steps you need to take to become a full-time TTU student. Please see our Quick Information Page  for dates and other important information.  You will also need to the International Education  website for more information about courses offered, course descriptions, insurance, etc.

If you have any questions, please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it