UT Austin has reciprocal exchange agreements with more than 130 renowned universities around the globe offering a variety of academic disciplines. Exchange programs offer you the opportunity to study alongside local students, engage in research projects or participate in an academic or non-academic internship abroad while paying tuition at UT Austin.
Our goal is to match you to the best learning opportunity. Admissions are typically confirmed two weeks after the application deadline.
Fall, Spring, Summer, or Year. Any semester program can be taken consecutively for two terms to be a full-year program. Some programs require full-year participation.
Students maintain full-time enrollment at UT Austin with a minimum of 12 hours during a fall or spring semester and 6 hours during a summer term. Find more information on credit and grades for exchange programs on the Study Abroad Credit page.
- UT Austin tuition
- $75 program application fee
- $500 reciprocal exchange fee
- $19 per week for overseas insurance
- Personal costs for transportation, housing, food and incidentals
Language of Instruction
Many exchange partners’ language of instruction is English. For example, university partners offer English-only courses in Czech Republic, France, Italy, Hong Kong, Morocco and Turkey. Many universities offer some English-taught courses, even if English is not the host country's language. While you are able to take a full course load in English, we encourage you to enroll in a beginning, intermediate or advanced language course.
Any scholarship, grant or loan you have received to study on campus in Austin can be applied to a reciprocal exchange program. Additionally, there are special scholarships for outbound exchange students. Learn more on our Funding Resources and Scholarships pages.
Featured Funding Opportunities
- Liberal Arts Study Abroad Scholarships for Exchange Programs
- Swedish Excellence Endowment
- British American Foundation of Texas Undergraduate Award
How to Apply
Review the application steps and learn about the application process on the How to Apply for Reciprocal Exchange Programs page.
Students may participate in an exchange program multiple times, but the length of time abroad at any one time cannot exceed three consecutive terms (e.g., fall + spring + summer)
Transcripts from abroad often take an entire semester to be received and processed by UT Austin. We do not recommend that graduating seniors go abroad during their final spring term on reciprocal exchange programs as it may delay graduation.