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, attend an Affiliated Programs Live Q&A session.

  2. Use Self-Guided Resources

    Use the Explore Education Abroad and Ready to Apply Affiliate checklists as self-guided resources.

  3. Get Ready to Apply

    Watch the required Ready to Apply session and if you have questions, ask the program coordinator in a Live Q&A virtual session.

  4. Choose a Program

    Self-authorize for the UT Austin affiliated application. Pick a first and second choice program from the same affiliate provider.

  5. Complete UT's Online Application

    Complete the MyAbroad online application by the deadline.

  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.

  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

    Due to elevated State Department and CDC travel warnings, all students going on exchange, affiliate and independent programs 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.


My Abroad Portal Application Codes

  • AIFS: 240800
  • API: 380800
  • ARCADIA: 340800
  • CET: 370800
  • CIEE: 210800
  • CYA: 320001
  • DIS: 200009 (Copenhagen) & 290102 (Stockholm)
  • IAU 290062
  • IFSA: 250800
  • IES: 220800
  • IFE: 290092 (Brussels), 290082 (Paris), 290093 (Strasbourg)
  • RILA: 290079
  • SIT: 330800
  • SRAS: 290090 (Georgia), 290091 (Kyrgyzstan), 290103 (Moldova), 290099 (Poland), 290088 (Russia), 290089 (Ukraine)

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. 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.