Incoming J-1 Exchange Students
Welcome to the Center for International Programs and Services webpage for J-1 international exchange students who are interested in attending the University of Memphis (UofM). We are excited you are interested in studying at the UofM for a semester or academic year.
The University of Memphis, founded in 1912, is a learner-centered metropolitan research university providing high quality educational experiences while pursuing new knowledge through research, artistic expression, and interdisciplinary and engaged scholarship. With an enrollment of approximately 21,000 students, the UofM has 25 Chairs of Excellence, more than any other Tennessee university, and five state-approved Centers of Excellence.
Located in a residential area of Memphis, the 18th largest city in the U.S., the UofM's beautifully landscaped campus is easily accessible to shopping, recreation and entertainment. Known for its musical heritage and cultural traditions. Memphis is a city rich in museums and theaters, fine food as well as casual dining.
Students from partner institutions with a bilateral exchange agreement may apply to the UofM Exchange Program. To see if your institution is an official partner of the UofM please see the list of partner institutions.
For information about student life at the UofM please click here.
In order to be admitted as an exchange student to the UofM, you must be nominated by your home institution. For the application process please click here.