Lawrence Technological University:
Lawrence Technological University was born 80 years ago as a revolutionary experiment that later became known as LTU. LTU is about “Theory and Practice”. Taking abstract ideas into the real world to solve tomorrow’s problems. If you’re a thinker, a visionary, a builder… if you’re curious… then you’re Lawrence Tech. LTU has one of the nation’s best schools for engineering, architecture, science, and applied technology.
Southfield, Michigan, United States
The university is located just outside of Dearborn and Detroit, Michigan, which is in the very center of the booming US automobile manufacturing industry. This region also has one of the largest Arab populations in the US.
Sophomores encouraged to apply; must have at least 60 credits by program start date
Must not be in graduating semester (last semester).
Must have at least a cumulative GPA 2.5 of or above.
Length of Stay:
One or two semesters.
Program Fees and Costs:
Exchange students pay AUS tuition fees for the full course load (12-16 credits) in addition to Student Activities fees. Any additional costs including housing, lab fees, meal plans, books and insurance will be paid directly to the host university.
Exchange students are placed with current Lawrence Tech students in apartment style housing. The available housing units are Donley Hall, and South Housing. Housing space is currently very limited and a few students are placed off campus at Arbor Lofts which is also apartment style. The university’s Tech Transit system has a shuttle stop at Arbor Lofts which is only about 1/2 mile from campus. We encourage the students to apply early as a guest student and submit a housing application as soon as admitted to ensure the best available housing assignments. Before arriving at Lawrence Tech, students’ must confirm their living arrangements. International students are welcome to apply to live on campus. In some instances, there are international students who live with family in the area. If a student wishes to live on campus, he/she must submit a housing application. For information about the housing available, please review: https://www.ltu.edu/housing/
To obtain a J-1 visa, a student needs a DS-2019 issued by Lawrence Tech. It works similarly to the I-20 in that it is needed to apply for a J visa at U.S. consulates abroad and is also required if you leave the U.S. and need to re-enter. Students must make an appointment and follow up with the required documentation, such as the letter of acceptance and bank statement. See https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/forms/ds-160-online-nonimmigrant-visa-application.html
for complete information the visa application process.
Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is the United States' automated system for information collection about students and exchange visitors from their entry to their exit of the United States. The fee is typically $200, but varies depending on a few variables. Lawrence Tech recommends that you visit the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) website for further information: www.ice.gov
. The fee can be paid after you receive your I-20 or DS-2019. The fee must be paid electronically or received in the mail at least three days prior to the scheduled visa interview date.
All exchange students on a J-1 visa will need to purchase health insurance. Lawrence Tech does not have an institutional plan, but there are several third-party insurance providers that students can select from. For more information, visit https://www.ltu.edu/international/insurance.asp
. If the exchange student is a U.S. citizen, then insurance isn't mandated but is still highly recommended.
The School of Architecture is accredited by NAAB in the US. Students can pick courses of their choice but must still obtain approval. Detroit is a great place to study architecture, as it was designated as UNESCO Design City, and it is currently experiencing a Design Renaissance. NOTE: Some courses at LTU, such as Transportation or Industrial Design courses require a student to submit a portfolio of artistic work. The vast majority of coursework is open to any student so long as the prerequisites are met.
Students may register for any CAS courses. However, some courses may have certain restrictions. Be sure to contact the host university for further information on whether or not a course may be restricted to you.
The following engineering programs at LTU have ABET-Accreditation:
- Biomedical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
Students must fill out the AUS course permission form to get their courses approved by the Associate Dean of their school and the Registrar. Upon approval, students would be provided with the grades required to transfer credits. Students must achieve the minimum grade as indicated on the form in order to receive course credit (requirements for credit transfer vary by program). Each study abroad case is subject to approval. There are no courses where exchange students are strictly forbidden from enrolling, but some courses have additional requirements.
AUS students on grants/scholarships must obtain approval from the Office of Financial Grants and Scholarships before starting a semester abroad at a host university. In cases where the AUS student pays tuition directly to AUS for study abroad, the student will continue to use their AUS grants and AUS-funded scholarships for that semester abroad. These students should speak with the Financial Grants and Scholarship Manager for more information. Students sponsored by an organization outside of AUS are responsible for making arrangements with their sponsor.