Towson University – Baltimore County, Maryland

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The second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland, Towson University (TU) offers a welcoming environment for living and learning, close to the area’s top educational, cultural and community hubs. TU’s beautiful 329-acre suburban campus is located eight miles north of Baltimore and less than an hour’s drive from Washington, D.C.

Towson University offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate programs across a wide range of disciplines and has 22,500 current students.

Programmes of study

Towson University offers a range of programmes of study that include Business, Education, Art and Design, Music, Acting, Communication, History and so on. Full details of the majors on offer can be found on the Towson University website.

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

Campus activities and events

Towson University offers a wide range of campus activities that exchange students are encouraged to participate. From dance teams and Division I athletic fixtures, to guest lecturers and music concerts – exciting events and a host of student activities take place on the TU campus throughout the year. A host of Arts and culture events are also a feature at TU, with more than 200 exceptional student and professional performances each year from theatre to dance to the visual arts.

In addition, Athletics is a big part of life at Townson. Towson University offers the most comprehensive sports program in the metropolitan Baltimore area, fielding 19 NCAA Division I varsity teams that compete in the Colonial Athletic Association. There is a sport for every type of fan. TU offers countless ways to stay in shape and have fun! Towson students have free access to all Campus Recreation facilities, including the fitness centre, gymnasiums, pool and turf fields. Campus Recreation programs are a great way to stay active through sports and exercise, learn new skills, and meet new people.


It is recommended that you purchase your flights to Baltimore once you have your Letter of Acceptance and the required documents to enter the United States such as passport, Visa and Study Permit. When you arrive at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI),  an Uber or taxi to Towson University is suggested, as the service is easy to use and readily available. The Uber or taxi ride from the airport to Towson University costs approximately $50.

Also, whilst at Towson University, exchange students can use the university’s Shuttle Services. The campus is also home to many public transportation stops so you can make use of Maryland Transit Administration (MTA). For more information on how to get around, please see Towson University website.


It is recommend that all exchange students should live on campus because you will be able to build social networks and integrate into the Towson University student community.

You should only apply to live in Residence as an exchange student after you receive your Letter of Acceptance. For more information check out Towson University Residence webpage.

Contact details

Visa information

To take part in this exchange you are responsible for ensuring that you 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 Canada, and students are required to purchase health insurance while attending Towson University.

Fees and costs

Whilst studying at Towson University, you don’t need to pay any tuition fees. You will be required to pay for the following: accommodation, meal plan, 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 20 January 2020 9am