Exchange Students Admission Process

We want to make the admissions process as easy as possible for you. You can fill out an application here.

Application Document Submission Deadlines

Fall Semester: July 1 Spring Semester: December 1 Summer Semester: April 1

We reserve the right of requesting all official documents at any point of the admission process. Submit your application documents to:

Meng Xu
The University of West Alabama
Admission and Enrollment Managements
Brock Hall 108, Station 4
Livingston, AL 35470
Office: 205-652-3879


You must be in good standing and eligible to return to the last institution you attended. Scanned unofficial transcripts can be emailed to in PDF format. Official transcripts need to be submitted to Admission and Enrollment Managements upon arrival to campus.

English Proficiency Tests

We accept five different types of international recognized standardized tests for English proficiency: TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC*, Cambridge, and GETC-CBT (Japan). Official test reports need to be mailed to UWA. *TOEIC is only available under prearranged agreements.

Copy of Passport

The passport must be valid with an expiration date of no less than 6 months from the start date of the term. We accept an uploaded PDF copy.

Financial Support- Bank Statements

The total expense for the 2017-2018 school year is $11,800, including fees, room and boarding, International Student Health Insurance, and most other personal expenses. We require recent bank statements (issued within 6 months prior to enrollment) to verify the financial support of the applicant. We accept uploaded PDF copies.

UWA Financial Statement Form

Download the UWA Financial Statement Form here. It must be completed by your sponsor, indicating his/her willingness to finance your education. We accept an uploaded PDF copy.

Dependent Information (If applicable)

If your spouse and/or children are coming with you, we will need copies of all your dependents’ passports. We accept uploaded PDF copies.