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University of Arkansas Engineering and Food Science Research

Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Total Enrollment: 21,400
# of International: 1,150
Required GPA: 3.0/4.0
Minimum TOEFL iBT:  79
Minimum IELTS: 6.5
Terms of Study:
Summer 2016:
July 10-August 19, 2016 (6 weeks) - Students have the possibility of extending their program into fall semester (August to December)
Application Deadlines: March 15th
University Website: www.uark.edu

What University of Arkansas has to Offer

  • Over 150 areas of study for undergraduates in 13 colleges and schools
  • A high-activity research university known for its innovations in science and agriculture
  • A beautiful campus overlooking the Ozark Mountains featuring an arboretum and 11 buildings on the National Register of Historic Buildings
  • A unique tradition of etching every graduate’s name into the Senior Walk—nearly 3 miles long with over 124,000 names listed


  • Students will be in double rooms in dormitories for the first 5 weeks of the program and in double rooms in a hotel for the last week of the program.
  • The program fee includes three meals per day (two meals per day on Sunday). Students can eat in any of the university cafeterias or at the Walmart on-campus.


  • The Study Abroad Foundation is pleased to introduce the University of Arkansas Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, where talented students can gain experience working in top-tier research laboratories with local and international peers. Students are matched with distinguished faculty in small groups for 6 weeks of intensive research that will prepare students to become competitive candidates for graduate programs and post-graduation employment. Participants of the program are able to select their preferred field of research from a wide selection of programs offered by the College of Engineering.

  • The Arkansas summer research program can be combined with Fall semester enrollment at the University of Arkansas.
  • Summer Program Overview:
    • Week 1: Lab Safety Training and introduction to U.S. higher education and graduate programs
    • Week 2-6:  40 hours per week in a supervised lab
    • Weekends include many social activities and a cultural field trip
    • Students will earn 1 credit.
  • Fall Semester (optional):

Research is available in the following disciplines:

  • Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Food Science

Cost: Estimated cost for summer 2016 is USD 6650.

  • Includes tuition, administration and management fees, housing (double room with all meals included), airport pick up.


  • Standing: Primarily developed for rising final year students with outstanding academic achievement, motivation, and emotional maturity.  Prior research experience preferred and applicants who choose to enroll in the Summer + Fall option will be considered stronger candidates for admission.
  • Students should complete the SAF online application and submit a statement of purpose. 


Last Updated: 2/17/16