Global Education – Study Abroad
Partnerships between PSUT and universities in the USA
PSUT runs a number of joint programs based on a number of agreements which have been signed with some of the world’s most prestigious universities. These agreements focus on cooperation in teaching the programs of study, granting academic degrees and facilitating students’ completion of graduate studies. This is in line with the University’s objectives of raising academic and technological standards while furthering the country’s development programs.
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Under these programs, PSUT’s undergraduates can study in one of the agreed programs and obtain degree certificates from both universities. They can also obtain scholarships from those universities, and complete their studies in accelerated time.
What are the fees and are there any scholarships available?
- The student pays the set PSUT tuition fees due for the period of time he/she spends studying at PSUT.
- Interested students should follow the instructions shared with them in this brochure and on PSUT’s website. They should plan at least one year ahead in order to be ready to start their first semesters abroad in Fall. Should any questions arise during the application process, they may contact the listed contact people at PSUT.
- Each student must present three recommendation letters from professors who taught them at PSUT.
- PSUT students receive a discount or partial scholarship by paying in-state tuition fees which are equivalent to between (33-45%) of the tuition fees at the American university during the period of his/her studies there.
- The student is responsible for all other expenses such as accommodation, travel, obtaining a visa from the US Embassy, and health insurance.
- A deposit of 1000 Jordanian dinars must be made at PSUT by the student who wishes to join any of the joint programs with American universities upon submission of the application, in exchange for the services of admission, registration, follow-up, course equivalency and keeping his/her seat at PSUT. This amount is used as follows:-
- In the event the student is accepted, all semester registration fees are deducted from the 1000 JOD to the sum of 300 JOD for each semester spent abroad (150 JOD for summer semester), according to the rules and regulations in force at that time. The remainder, if any, is credited to the student’s account.
- The full amount will be returned to the student if he/she is not accepted by the American university.
- A sum of 500 dinars will be deducted if the student is accepted but does not join the program for any reason.
- Students are advised to plan to travel for the Fall Semester of the academic year to be their first semester abroad. In addition, their classes need to be mapped out at least 3 semesters before travel.
- It is the student’s responsibility to carefully read and follow the officially announced rules and guidelines for the Study Abroad programs. PSUT’s role is to merely guide and support its students during the process when needed.
- PSUT limits its liability towards its students to academic matters only and while they remain current PSUT students.
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We recommend you visit the websites of the universities you are eligible for (see options per Faculty/School below), use their online "fees calculator", and study your options for the master degree at each university, or just study the courses offered by the final year at their bachelor degrees which you might be interested to take.
Once you discuss the matter with your family and have a final decision to travel, we suggest the following steps:
- Start preparing for the TOEFL/IELTS/Duo-lingo English test.
- Write down the final-year classes that you wish to take in the States, and send us an email with those class names at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
- After you email us your classes, you should start an online applying via the website of your chosen university, and make sure you check the deadline date for their application acceptance; noting that in the United States, semesters start earlier and deadlines are much earlier than ours in Jordan. You may start uploading requested documents, including your unofficial transcripts so far, which you can download from the regnew system. Once you have most of the requested documents uploaded, please email us your application number and/or correct name spelling and/or the email address you used for the application, please always use these email addresses when you contact us: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
For IT School Students
If you are a student in the Computer Science program, you have two choices:
1. Either go for the 2+2 dual-degree program with Indiana University or 2+2 with Colorado State University (Data Science).
2. Or go to Oakland University or UM-Dearborn for the 3+1+1 joint program.
3. Or you can start with Arizona online via the Global Direct program.
If you are not a Computer Science program student:
You have the choice of going for the 3+1+1 joint program to either Oakland University or UM-Dearborn, or you can start with Arizona online via the Global Direct program.
Please watch the orientation video for a detailed explanation of your opportunities as an IT/Computing Sciences student.
For Engineering School Students
If you are a student in the Computer Engineering program, you have two choices:
1. Either go for the 3+2 dual-degree program with Oakland University.
2. Or go to Oakland University or UM-Dearborn for the 4+1+1 joint program.
If you are not a Computer Engineering program student:
You have the choice of going for the 4+1+1 joint program to either Oakland University or UM-Dearborn.
Please watch the orientation video for a detailed explanation of your opportunities as an Engineering student.
For Business School Students
If you are a student in the Business Administration program, you have two choices:
1. Either go for the 2+2 dual-degree program with the University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn).
2. Or go to Oakland University or UM-Dearborn for the 3+1+1 joint program.
If you are not a Business Administration program student:
You have the choice of going for the 3+1+1 joint program to either Oakland University or UM-Dearborn.
Please watch the orientation video for a detailed explanation of your opportunities as a Business student.
If you are interested in these opportunities, please fill in this "Interest Form" so we can contact you with relevant updates.
To start mapping your courses, you can download the "Learning Agreement" here.
Watch previous Q&A Orientation Videos for more details here.
Q: I have an expired IELTS/TOEFL; is that acceptable?
A: No, unfortunately, you will have to re-take the exam to have a current certificate at the time of application.
Q: I spoke with my family and I want to go to USA, so what's next?
A: Please follow these steps:
1. Start by visiting the websites of our American partner universities and looking at what programs they offer.
2. Once you make up your mind and choose a university, download our Learning Agreement and start by listing the classes that you want to take there to begin the Academic mapping process.
3. When your list is ready, contact us at the International Relations Office by emailing your Learning Agreement to email@example.com for the next steps.
Q: I am already done, or almost done with my undergraduate program, can I go for a master's degree directly?
A: Yes, you can, the process is the same. But you might need a little more than one year for the master's degree.
Q: I hold a US citizenship/passport, how does that affect my application?
A: 1. You will not be required to go through the F1 visa steps with the American Embassy.
2. You may not need to submit financial documentation (this rule differs among universities).
3. You will still need to meet the English proficiency requirement if your pre-university degree is from outside the United States.
4. With regard to the tuition scholarship, most universities will still offer you in-state tuition since the agreement covers PSUT students regardless of their nationality. But this rule differs among some of our partners.
Q: What about the course "Military Sciences" (علوم عسكرية)? Do I still have to take it?
A: The Ministry of Higher Education mandates that any student with Jordanian nationality must take this class to qualify for a Bachelor's Degree.
Q: When will I receive my I20/SEVIS number so I can apply at the American Embassy for a student/F1 visa appointment?
A: I20 forms for the fall semester usually start being issued Mid January.
Q: Do I have pay PSUT anything for its services?
A: PSUT is glad to offer such special opportunities to its special students free of charge. The only fee that you need to pay PSUT before you leave the country is the semester fees for each semester you plan to spend abroad until you graduate with your Bachelor's degree. This fee is mandatory by the Ministry of Higher Education since you are counted for a seat at PSUT campus. Semester fees currently are JOD 300 and JOD 150 for Summer Semesters (if applicable).