Georgia College and State University – Milledgeville, Georgia

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Georgia College and State University (GCSU) is a public liberal arts university located in Milledgeville, a charming, traditional southern town less than a two-hour drive from Atlanta. Approximately 7,000 students are enrolled at GCSU.

Programmes of study

GCSU offer a variety of academic programmes from their Colleges of Arts and SciencesBusinessEducation, and Health Sciences, all of which consist of specialised academic departments. Full details of the majors on offer can be found on the GCSU website.

Exchange students will be required to follow a full programme of study for the academic year based at GCSU.

Campus activities and events

Georgia College boasts over 170 organisations that students can join including 27 recognised fraternities and sororities, year-round recreational sports programs, an abundance of community service opportunities, and topnotch student activities.

Exchange students have full access to the Wellness and Recreation Center, and there is a large variety of activities available to help you keep active and healthy during your exchange.

Student experience

Downtown Milledgeville is a great complement to the welcoming atmosphere of Georgia College. Milledgeville is a true college town, offering a great combination of restaurants, bars, shopping, cultural events, outdoor activities and more. Most importantly, Milledgeville is a safe and inviting place where GC students can relax and enjoy themselves. Serving as Georgia’s state capitol for 64 years, Milledgeville is located less than a two-hour drive from Atlanta, and an easy drive from all the other great cities in the Peach State – Athens, Macon, Columbus, and Savannah.


It is recommended that you purchase your flights  once you have your Letter of Acceptance and the required documents to enter the US such as: passport; Visa; Study Permit.

Upon arrival at Atlanta airport, the International Education Center will pre-arrange airport pick-ups for new students.


It is recommend that all exchange students should live on campus because as an exchange student you will be better able to build a social network and become involved very easily into the GCSU student community. For more information visit the GCSU University Housing webpage.

 Contact details

Visa information

To take part in this exchange you are responsible for ensuring that meet US immigration requirements. Further visa information will be provided to all accepted students.

Insurance information

DMU insurance is not sufficient for studying on exchange in the United Stated, and students are required to purchase medical insurance while attending FMU.

The University System of Georgia has a mandatory health insurance plan for all international students enrolled at Georgia’s public colleges and universities. The insurance fee must be paid each semester.

Fees and costs

Whilst studying at GCSU, you don’t need to pay any tuition fees. You will be required to pay for the following: accommodation, health insurance and books.

Key Information

  • Departure date: September 2020
  • Return date: June 2021
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £800 (50% of the bursary will be paid after completion of the 1st term)
  • Deadline for application: Monday 21 January 2020 9am