How to Apply for Affiliated Programs

Students interested in affiliated programs should complete the steps outlined on this page, which include action items in the MyAbroad portal and the affiliate provider’s website. Some affiliates are quite competitive. Admissions decisions are typically confirmed within two weeks after the application deadline.

How to Apply

  1. Explore

    Watch the required Explore - Education Abroad 101 session and a relevant Explore - Regional session. If you have questions, please attend an Education Abroad Live Q&A session.

  2. Use Self-Guided Resources

    Use the Ready to Apply Checklist to finalize your search and help you decide which program is the best fit for your goals. Find the program code. You will need it to complete Step 4.

    Affiliated Partner Program pages list the program codes and useful information. Search Programs for your specific location-based program code.  If unavailable, use the following general Affiliated Partner Program pages:

  3. Get Ready to Apply

    Watch the required Ready to Apply session. Explore all scholarships and funding resources at the affiliated partner's websites and at UT Austin.  If you have questions, ask Peer Mentors or the Program Coordinators in a Live Q&A virtual session or during Peer Mentor drop-in advising hours Mon - Fri 9 am to 5 pm.

  4. Choose a Program

    Self-authorize your application. Use the program code you identified in Step 2. If possible, pick a first and second choice program from the same affiliate provider. If your preferred affiliate provider does not offer two options, indicate a program from another affiliated provider.

  5. Complete UT's Online Application

    Complete the MyAbroad online application by the deadline.  Apply to any scholarship you are eligible for at UT Austin.

  6. Complete the Affiliate Organization's Application

    Complete the affiliate organization's application on their website by the deadline. Deadlines vary so pay close attention. Apply for any scholarship you are eligible for at the affiliated partner.

  7. Submit Home School Nomination Form

    Most organizations require that a representative from UT complete a "home school nomination" that attests to your disciplinary record and GPA. Many times this is submitted digitally through the partner's application portal and you can add your program coordinator's name to the request. Sometimes, the provider requires a paper form, which you can submit to educationabroad@austin.utexas.edu.

  8. Complete the Restricted Regions Request Process

    Check Restricted Regions List. If your program location or any part of its programming takes place in Restricted Region, you must complete the Restricted Regions Request process.

  9. Apply for your Passport

    Apply now to get or renew your passport. Wait times may be long, so get started early.

  10. Apply for Scholarships

    You should apply for scholarships at the same time you are applying for programs, not after admission. Scholarship applications are available on the Affiliated Programs page, Funding Resources page, Global Assist scholarships database and Gilman Scholarship page.

  11. Pre-read the After Acceptance Information

    Familiarize yourself with pre-departure and health and safety workshops to help prepare you before you leave for your program. Learn more on the After Acceptance page.


Admissions Timeline

Most affiliate providers process admissions on a rolling basis. Once you have been admitted by an affiliate organization, they will inform UT Austin. In order for UT Austin to verify you to the affiliated provider, you must have applied and been accepted through UT Austin Education Abroad application. All admitted students will participate in pre-departure activities hosted by the affiliate organization and UT Austin. Additionally, admitted students will be enrolled in a UT Austin CANVAS community that provides specific guidance and resources.