|Applying to UT Exchange Programs|
The general reciprocal exchange is an undergraduate-level program. Your home university must have a reciprocal exchange agreement with The University of Texas at Austin. In order to apply to the exchange program, you must first be nominated by your home institution’s exchange coordinator/study abroad office. Once you have been nominated follow the instructions below to apply to UT Austin. Please note that paper documents are no longer accepted.
For students applying to all majors except Business
Before beginning the application process, please read “Academic Department Requirements & Restrictions” below.
Fall Semester (August - December): March 1
Spring Semester (January - May): October 1
Once you have submitted the online application, please wait 24 hours before continuing to step two and uploading documents.
For Red McCombs School of Business Exchanges
Follow the steps provided by the Business School:
Academic Department Requirements & Restrictions
Please note that all students – excluding those who apply to the MBA and Law School exchanges – are admitted as undergraduates for exchange at UT Austin. Enrollment in graduate-level courses is done at the discretion of departments and cannot be guaranteed prior to arrival in Austin.
Courses in the McCombs Business School are closed to students participating in the general exchange program. Students who wish to petition to enroll in a course must follow the required process upon arrival at UT Austin. Approval cannot be given prior to arrival in Austin. Please note that a maximum of two courses is allowed, and only on a space available basis. Exchange students registering for business courses must meet prerequisite requirements listed for each course in the course schedule. Same or similar courses that have been completed must be listed on the transcript, a computer print-out, or Academic Information Form for McCombs School academic advisors to check during the academic advising period.
Exchange students in the general, UT-wide exchange may not take MBA courses. The McCombs School of Business has separate exchange agreements with certain business schools abroad. MBA exchange programs follow their own admission and administrative procedures.
*Note that Economics is a separate department in the UT College of Liberal Arts and not part of the McCombs School of Business.
Law School is a graduate program at UT. Undergraduate law courses are not offered. Courses in the School of Law are open only to students selected to participate in the School of Law exchange programs, established with specific law schools abroad.
Cockrell School of Engineering relies on the Academic Information Form and submitted transcripts to determine whether they can accommodate students’ interests. Be sure to complete the Academic Information Form carefully.
Students who wish to choose majors in the College of Fine Arts will need to submit further documentation and obtain approval from the department prior to arriving in Austin. Students not accepted by the department will be required to choose a major outside of the College of Fine Arts in order to participate in the exchange.
Butler School of Music
In addition to completing the exchange application requirements, an additional application and audition are required of all prospective music majors. The Butler School of Music website provides detailed information about the process.
BSOM Fall Application Deadline: January 1
Design, Studio Art, Visual Art Studies, and Art History
An essay and portfolio will be required to apply to the above majors. Please contact the Exchange Advisor for a detailed description of application requirements.
Theatre and Dance
Please contact the Exchange Advisor for a detailed description of application requirements.
School of Architecture is not currently open to exchange students.
English as a Second Language (ESL) and University Extension courses are not included in the exchange agreement. Students must pay fees charged for these courses.