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Guideline for Zaman University Student Exchange Program (ZUSEP) 2016 - 2017

Incoming Applicants


The Zaman University Student Exchange Program (ZUSEP) is an undergraduate program designed for students to take a wide variety of classes offered in English in the fields of Engineering, Information and Computer Technology and Economics and Administrative Science.

To be an exchange student, candidates must be officially nominated by their home institution and pay the tuition and other related fees to their home institution.

1.Length of study

Fall (Semester 1): 1 November – 3 March

Spring (Semester 2): 20 March – 21 July

The accepted students are required to arrive in Phnom Penh, Cambodia by the third week of October or during the second week of March (See ZamanU’s academic calendar).

2.Program completion requirements

Students must take a minimum of 12 hours of classes per week. Students should consult with their academic advisor in regards to course selection at Zaman University prior to their arrival (for credit transfer purposes).

II.Information for potential applicants

1.Eligibility requirements

a.       Be enrolled in full-time undergraduate degree programs at overseas universities that have concluded a student exchange agreement with Zaman University

b.      Be enrolled and pay tuition fees at their home universities as full-time students during the entire period of study in Cambodia

c.       Have completed at least 1 year of undergraduate study and should not be in their last semester at their own university prior to arrival in Cambodia (can vary by department)

d.      Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent

e.      Be proficient in English. Non-native English speakers must have a score of at least TOEFL iBT 60 or IELTS 5.5. (In exceptional cases, a different internationally-recognized English test result may be accepted.)


III.Admission process

Step 1: Consult with an academic advisor or a department head at their home institution and receive approval.

Step 2: Obtain the necessary forms from the office of international relations (or its equivalent) at their home institution (do not send applications directly to Zaman University).

Application Deadline

For Spring semester 2017: 16 December 2016

For Fall semester 2017: 15 August 2017

Required Documents

1.       Completed ZUSEP application form

2.       Nomination letter from home institution (Office of International Relations)

3.       Proof of registration or enrollment (From Registrar Office)

4.       An official transcript of academic record

5.       3 photographs (size: 5cm x 5cm)

6.       TOEFL or IELTS score record (non-native English speakers only)

7.       One photocopy of your passport


·         Application Form

·         Course List


Applications will be carefully reviewed by the Zaman University Exchange Program Selection Committee and applicants will be informed of the selection results through their home institution.


Further details about admission procedures will be provided to accepted students. Those students who do not complete the admission procedures by the required deadlines will not be eligible to participate in the Zaman University Exchange Program.

IV.Information for accepted applicants

Note: Further information about class registration will be provided at the arrival orientation.

Estimated budget to study at Zaman University

Tuition fee

Paid to home institution


$200 - $300 / month

Local transportation

$50 - $100 / month


$200 - $250 / month

Books/school supplies

$200 / semester


$10 / month

Personal expenses

$100 / month