How to Apply for Education Abroad Programs

The application process and deadlines vary based on program type and the unit on campus sponsoring the program. General information is provided below. Students should confirm requirements with their program coordinator or faculty leader.

Application Deadlines*

Complete and submit your UT online application by the deadline displayed for the selected program in the table below.

Spring Semester Affiliate and Exchange ProgramsSep. 1 - Oct. 15
(Deadlines Vary)
May Term and Some Summer Faculty-Led Programs* organized by Texas GlobalNov. 1
BBA Short-Term ProgramsNov. 15
Cockrell School of Engineering May Term ProgramsFeb. 1
Most Summer Faculty-Led Programs* organized by Texas GlobalDec. 1
May Term Affiliate ProgramsJan. 5
Summer Affiliate and Exchange ProgramsFeb. 1 - March 15 
(Deadlines Vary)
Fall or Academic Year Affiliate and Exchange ProgramsFeb. 15 - March 15
(Deadlines Vary)
Some Faculty-Led Summer Programs administered by departmentsApril 1

*Deadlines vary — See Program Pages.

General Application Information

In general, all programs will have two parts to the application:

  1. Online Application/Information via the MyAbroad portal
  2. Program Application (UT department, foreign partner, or domestic affiliate)

UT Online Application

UT applications vary by program but may include:

  • Essay(s)
  • Faculty Reference Questionnaire – questionnaire or traditional
  • Resume
  • Foreign Language Evaluation
  • Course Selection Form
  • Code of Conduct and Responsibilities of Participation Form, including the Misconduct Resolution Policy
  • Refund Policy/Financial Responsibility
  • $75 Non-Refundable/Non-Reversible Education Abroad Online Application Fee

Graduating Students

Graduating students should pay careful attention when selecting a summer program abroad so that their graduation is not affected. Programs offering a full six hours of UT tuition are scheduled to post on the UT transcript in time for the degree to be conferred in August. Courses taught by local faculty, called Affiliated Studies (AS), cannot be processed in time for August graduation. Affiliated Studies (AS) courses may take up to one long academic semester after the program ends for credit to post on the UT record.

Review the Graduating Students page for more information.

Minimum Requirements

Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to apply to and participate in international education opportunities. Students may not be on disciplinary probation, suspension or deferred suspension at the time of application, prior to or during their time abroad. Students on academic probation due to a first-time academic integrity violation may apply and participate. Students on academic probation for repeat or serious offenses may not apply or participate.

Some programs may have additional eligibility requirements, such as GPA, course prerequisites, language requirements, etc. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the Education Abroad program. An applicant's total educational and disciplinary record, educational objective, professional attitude, level of preparedness and interpersonal maturity, adviser recommendations, special talents, personal preparation and personal achievements may be considered in the selection process.

The University reserves the right to interview the student during the application process and to deny acceptance to any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications. Additionally, the University reserves the right to revoke acceptance at any time.