|Independent Study and Research|
The General Information Catalog officially states:
Students may register for international study and research (ISR) if they are conducting research or studying independently abroad. Enrollment requires the approval of the student’s faculty sponsor, graduate adviser [not graduate coordinator] (for graduate students) or department undergraduate adviser (for undergraduates), and the Study Abroad Office. The approval may cover up to four consecutive long-session semesters and contiguous summer sessions. Students enrolled in international study and research pay a fee of $400 plus Overseas Insurance fees and are considered full-time students by the University. Students who register for ISR are not guaranteed credit for the work completed abroad. Students must consult with the departmental undergraduate adviser or the graduate adviser and with the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) to determine whether credit will be granted.
The Graduate School Catalog officially states:
Students may enroll in international study and research (ISR) when they conduct research or study independently abroad. A student enrolled in international study and research is considered a full-time student. Registration in ISR cannot be used to circumvent the continuous registration requirement for doctoral candidacy; however, when it is determined that a doctoral candidate meets the requirements for ISR registration, it may serve as an acceptable substitute for registration in dissertation hours. Students are encouraged to consult their graduate coordinator for more information regarding their continuous registration requirement.
Access to Student Services:
Students registered in ISR will have an active UT ID card and are eligible to use:
Students registered in ISR are not eligible for:
Our application policy has changed. The Study Abroad Office will no longer accept new applications or extensions after the deadlines listed below. Students must complete all requirements for application prior to the application deadlines. No exceptions.
Semester In ISR Application Deadlines
International students MUST speak with an Immigration Advisor in International Student and Scholar Services in the International Office prior to departure from the United States. There are possible immigration implications for those students that fail to meet with an Immigration Advisor.
To request ISR status:
1. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Once received, the student will be authorized to access the ISR online application via the online portal or "My SAO".
3. Once final approval has been granted, an email notification will be sent to the students confirming the student's ISR application status. The student will then be directed to complete a series of pre-departure requirements online including forms, insurance, and registration.
Students proposing to continue research in the same country as their previous research are eligible to apply for an extension. To apply for an ISR extension, students must fill out the Extension Request Form and receive approval from their Graduate Advisor and Faculty Sponsor. Approvals must be submitted prior to the application deadlines listed above in the "Application Deadlines" section. Approvals are accepted via email. Students do not need to pay a $50 application fee to extend their ISR status. Students must also be in compliance with our insurance requirement for the continuing semesters. If you are traveling to a country on the UT Austin Restricted Regions List, you must seek approval again from our International Oversight Committee before your continuance will be considered for approval. Registration for ISR will not occur until all approvals have been submitted and the registration period is open. It is the student's responsibility to make sure all approvals have been received. Please submit Extension Requests to email@example.com.
Last Updated 10/02/2012