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 related Live Q&A sessions with program coordinators.

  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 and if you have questions, ask the program coordinator during the Live Q&A virtual session.

  4. Choose a Program

    Self-authorize for the exchange application. Pick a first and second choice programs.

  5. Complete UT's Online Application

    Complete the MyAbroad online application by the deadline.

    Note: Your program coordinator's name can be found in the "next steps" section of the program detail from the search programs page.

  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.

  8. Complete the Restricted Regions Request Process

    Due to elevated State Department and CDC travel warnings, all students on exchange, affiliated and independent programs 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, a $500 fee is charged per semester to all exchange students in addition to UT tuition.