International Relations Department


Student Exchange - Incoming

 Incoming Stud​ents Information

Who can come to the University of Jordan (UJ) as an exchange student?

​To come to UJ as an exchange student, your home university must have a formal agreement for exchange studies with UJ. This can either be a specific faculty agreement (or even a specific department agreement) or it can be a university-wide agreement. Check with the International Office at your university (either the central office or at your faculty/department) to see if there is an agreement with UJ or if there is an Erasmus+ agreement and if you are eligible to go on an exchange. Your International Office can also explain what subject areas you can study as an exchange student, as defined through the particular exchange agreement in place with UJ.

How to be nominated for an exchange to UJ

You apply for an exchange at your home university through your central International Office. Your university has its own procedures that you must follow. Your home university will be able to inform you about the nomination process for their students to go on an exchange and their specific requirements. They can also inform you about coming for one semester (half year) or two semesters (one year) of study. It is important that you have sufficient proficiency in English language. However please check with your home university regarding the required levels to be nominated for an exchange to UJ, as per the agreement in place between the two universities.


The University of Jordan's  academic calendar:

Fall Semester​

Although the beginning and finishing dates of each semester can alter, the fall semester typically start in the first week of October and end in the middle of January. The academic calendar will be posted by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

Spring Semester

The semester starts in the middle of February and ends in the beginning of June

Summer Semester​

Summer semester ususally starts in the first week of July and ends in the beginning of September.

Courses Schedule

For more information about the university's courses schedule click here​

Nomination Portal:

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UJ Language Center (UJLC)

The Language Center teaches Arabic and English communication skills to all university students and Arabic courses to non-native speakers and serves the local and global communities by holding local and international exams, and by holding training courses for students and teachers in English and Arabic.

UJLC provides a first class education and services and support the linguistic, intellectual, social and cultural development of our students through talented and professional instructors, emerging in the native community and through a positive and supportive learning environment. Moreover, providing access to opportunities that enable students to develop the knowledge and skills needed to achieve their goals.

ECTS Equivalency to UJ Credit Hours System (Full load at JU)

The full load is 30 ECTS which is equivalent to 15 UJ credit hours . In this sense, the undergraduate students may take up to 5 courses, every course equals 3 UJ credit hours and the graduate students may take up to 3 courses.

Undergraduate students are not allowed to register for graduate courses while the opposite is allowed.
Each of UJ 3-credit-hours courses equals 6 ECTS for the bachelor level and 10 ECTS for the graduate level. For more clarification take a look at the table below : ​​


Arabic Language for Speakers of other Languages courses offered by  the Language Center:

Students interested in studying Arabic Language for Speakers of other Languages courses at the Language Center should be aware of the following:

Arabic courses are taught 20 hours per week for 16 weeks during each of the fall and spring semesters.

Experience has shown that different home universities differ significantly in terms of ECTS equivalency for the Arabic course at the Language Center. Most home universities assign 30 ECTS for each of the fall and spring semesters.

At the end of the course, a separate certificate issued by the Language Center will be given to the student, and the grade will not be listed in the transcript of records.

Courses taught in English

Courses offered by the Schools of Business, Engineering, Rehabilitation Sciences, Pharmacy, Nursing, Sciences, Information Technology, International Relations (MA) are taught in English.

The majority of undergraduate programs deliver the courses in Arabic especially in humanities.

 The School of Foreign Languages offers courses in different languages.

Students can study courses taught in Arabic if they have sufficient proficiency in Arabic.

 Having selected courses does not mean that we guarantee the courses to be offered during the semester of mobility. 

Visa Process

​Nationalities are divided into three type (restricted – unrestricted) where there are different procedures for each type; for more details kindly check the following link Here.

 If the student nationality is unrestricted then the student can obtain a one-month visa upon arrival at the airport "will pay (40) JOD at the airport", and later on they will be guided to the procedure of visa extension or obtaining the residency permit (if staying for two semesters) when they arrive.

Health Insurance

Students Clinic: The Health care Department provides several services to the students, including medical treatments, X-rays, Laboratory tests and a Pharmacy. Cases that require follow up are transferred to the Hospital of University.

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Accomodations are available inside and outside UJs campus , for more details kindly Press here.


Getting from Amman Queen Alia Airport to Amman is very simple. The easiest way to reach the city center of Amman is by taking a taxi or an Airport Express bus.

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Public transport in Jordan is easy to use and provides a more authentic way to travel. Although the buses in Jordan do not follow timetable schedules.

App-based ride-hailing services" Uber" , "Careem" and "Jeeny" are available in Amman, instead of chasing down a taxi on a street, or calling and waiting for a car service, app-based ride-hailing users can hail a car from any location and have it arrive in minutes. 

You can also use the bus rapid transit it is a flexible and fully-integrated public transportation system that provides rapid, safe, and highly reliable service.

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