How to Apply for Reciprocal Exchange Programs

Students interested in reciprocal exchange in-country or virtual programs should complete the steps outlined on this page. Our goal is to match you with the best learning opportunity. Admission 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 an optional Explore - Regional session. If you have questions, attend the virtual Live Q&A session with program coordinators, or walk-in advising with Peer Mentors at 2400 Nueces St., Suite B.

  2. Use Self-Guided Resources

    Use the Explore Education Abroad and Ready To Apply Exchange checklists as self-guided resources.

  3. Get Ready to Apply

    Watch the required Ready to Apply session. Explore all scholarships and funding resources 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-Thurs: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Fri: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

  4. Choose a Program

    Self-authorize for the exchange application using the application code on the search program page. Pick a first- and second-choice program. If an exchange is one of your top two choices, the exchange must be your first-choice due to ensure you receive the full application.

  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.

    Note: Your program coordinator's name can be found in the program details from the search programs page.

    Language eligibility requirement: Confirm on the program page if your program requires language proficiency. Students can meet this requirement through coursework or a language evaluation with a professor.

  6. Apply for a Passport

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

  7. Complete the Host Institution Application

    Upon acceptance and nomination into the program, complete the host institution application by the stipulated deadline. Follow the acceptance materials received from the program coordinator. Host institution deadlines vary so pay close attention.

    You will need a transcript for this step. Request your transcript at Texas One Stop. Send a paper copy to the provider directly, or scan a paper copy and upload it to the provider as a PDF. Do not request a digital copy of your transcript because you cannot save it as a PDF.

  8. Complete the Restricted Regions Request Process

    If your program is in a restricted region, you must complete the Restricted Regions Request process.

  9. Apply for Scholarships

    You should apply for scholarships at the same time you are applying for programs, not after admissions. Scholarship applications are available on the Scholarships page, Global Assist scholarship database and Gilman Scholarship page.

  10. 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.

    Reminder: all exchange students pay their College's tuition rate and a $500 fee per term.