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Global Opportunities

University of Michigan

As an exchange student, there are a few things you need to know about going to the University of Michigan. Learn more about the location, the courses and student life! 

Visit their website for more information about studying abroad at the University of Michigan!


As an exchange student at UMSI, you will find an unmatched combination of excellence and opportunities in information science, faculty with national and international reputations for excellence in teaching and research, impressive facilities for every academic endeavour, and a safe place to live and learn in one of the best college towns in America.


The School of Information is located on Central Campus in downtown Ann Arbor.

Level of competitiveness

Less competitive *

The level of competitiveness (Less competitive * / Competitive ** / Very competitive ***) refers to one's chances of being allocated an exchange space at this partner. This is an approximation determined by the number of applications received for this destination during the last academic year versus the total number of exchange spaces available to Queen Mary students. 

Academic Calendar

Semester 1: August to December

Semester 2: January to May

More information on important dates can be found on the University of Michigan's academic calendar.


IMPORTANT: Students are required to take 50% of their courses from the School of Information, and 50% can come from other U-M Schools and Colleges. Please check your degree programme requirements with your academic department to ensure you are able to do this for your particular degree programme before including this destination in your application.


Once admitted, exchange students will receive additional information about course registration.

Go to the course catalogue.


Students must take 60  credits (usually four x 15 credit courses) per semester.

Find out more about credit transfer and grade conversions.


Find out more about housing at the University of Michigan.

Cost of Living

Find out more about the cost of living.

Support Services

For information on accessibility, please visit the University of Michigan's webpage for Services for Students with Disabilities.

Campus Life

UMSI fosters a dynamic, inclusive and collaborative community. Many UMSI students are highly engaged in opportunities outside of the classroom that build skills, offer support and create lasting relationships. Visit the Student Life webpage to learn more about UMSI student organizations, wellness initiatives, and other University and campus resources

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