There are a few steps involved in the application process. You must submit your official transcript and complete a series of forms, including an admissions form, financial aid form and credit acknowledgment form. Some programs may also require a letter of recommendation and an essay. Explore the steps and get started.
Students from other universities can participate in programs sponsored by UT Austin, including exchange and faculty-led programs.
To participate in a UT study abroad program you must be matriculated at a 2- or 4-year institution of higher education. Recent high school graduates are not eligible. Students that have graduated and are no longer a full-time student are not eligible.
You must also be in good academic and disciplinary standing at the time of application as well as at the time of departure in order to be eligible to study abroad. Some programs may have additional eligibility requirements, such as GPA, course prerequisites, language requirement, 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, advisor 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.
Program and Other Costs
Program costs depend on the length of the program, the location and a variety of other factors. You are responsible for the non-refundable $75 application fee, UT tuition, and applicable program fee as well as secondary costs like airfare, passport, visa, housing, food, local transportation and overseas insurance.
Non-UT students applying to and accepted in UT Austin Education Abroad Programs will be charged the following amounts:
(a) $75.00 application fee. This fee should be sent to the UT Austin along with the Admissions Form and the official transcript.
(b.1) Tuition: UT System Schools – will be equal to the amount of your home university's cost of tuition for your semester abroad. UT Education Abroad will confirm this cost with your home school. Once the tuition amount is confirmed, Education Abroad will email an invoice showing the amount to be paid and the date by which the amount is due.
(b.2) Tuition: Other Schools – will be equal to the amount a UT Austin undergraduate in the School of Undergraduate Studies pays for in-state tuition. Once the tuition amount is confirmed UT Education Abroad will email an invoice showing the amount to be paid and the date by which the amount is due.
(c) Program Fee: This fee only applies to students participating in faculty-led programs. Students should consult with the Program Coordinator for fee amounts and payment timelines. Some programs require part of the overall fee to be paid in advance as a deposit.
(d) Overseas Insurance: Students are required to enroll in and pay for the UT Austin Overseas Insurance program at a cost of $19.00 per week.
Admissions and Registration
All Non-UT students are given a special admission status to UT and are registered at UT while abroad. UT Education Abroad will facilitate the actual registration. Students will not have access to the UT online registration system. When participating in a reciprocal exchange program, actual course registration takes place abroad upon arrival at the host university.
Transcripts and Credit
You will receive an official UT Austin transcript upon completion of your program. How the credit applies to your degree is at the discretion of your home university. It usually takes up to four months following the program completion to receive your final UT Austin transcript. Contact the Academic Records Coordinator with questions.