Applying to UT Exchange Programs

We’re excited that you’re interested in studying at The University of Texas at Austin!

To be eligible to apply, your home university must have a reciprocal exchange agreement with UT. Your home institution’s exchange coordinator or study abroad office will need to nominate you as a candidate for exchange. After you have been nominated, you will need to complete the general application process.

Some departments may have restrictions, additional deadlines or extra requirements you must fulfill. Please review the details if you are interested in applying to one of the departments listed below.

Restricted Program Applications

Some programs at UT have specific application requirements, including earlier deadlines and mandatory supplemental materials. Descriptions of these requirements are listed below.

General Application Process


  • Fall Semester (August - December): March 1
  • Spring Semester (January - May): October 1

How to Apply

  1. Create your UT EID: Create your UT electronic identification, UT EID. Be sure to indicate that you plan to apply as a student to The University of Texas at Austin. Failure to indicate your student status will prevent you from accessing the application form.
  2. Apply online:
    • You will need a pass-code to begin the application process. You will receive an email with the pass-code after your home university has nominated you to participate in the exchange program.
    • Make sure the name you provide on the online application matches the name listed in your passport exactly. This information will be used to issue your immigration document for your student visa.
    • Use only standard English characters when entering your information (no accent marks or special characters).
    • Note that once your application form has been submitted, you will be automatically admitted to the university; however, you will not be able to participate in any restricted programs without the department's approval. 
  3. Wait to receive your official admission to UT Austin. You will be notified of this by email and in the MyStatus page.   
  4. Upload your application documents to the myIO portalAccess to myIO will become available on 3/1/2020 and after you have been admitted to UT (may take up to 1 week for your official admission to be processed)
    • Academic Information Form: Complete this online form so we can tell UT academic advisors about your interests. (Not required for Law School and Business School exchange participants.)
    • Current Academic Transcript: Must be an official transcript on transcript paper or stamped and signed by a university official.
    • English Proficiency Form: Complete this form in myIO. Upload test scores if applicable, or ask your home institution to certify the online form as a secondary approver in myIO. Required for students who plan to attend UT with a J-1 student visa.
    • Passport: Identification page of your passport. This information will be used to issue your immigration document from UT.
    • Financial Documents: Required for students who plan to attend UT with a student visa. You must demonstrate to UT and to the United States consulate that you meet the financial requirements as explained on the Financial Information for New Students page
    • Supplemental Documents: Supplemental documents are required for certain restricted majors, such as a portfolio for architecture or art majors. Please upload documents through the link provided in myIO and contact the Exchange Advisor for more details if you have questions.