International Students

We welcome every student who has the drive and passion to make a difference in the world. If you’re considering UT Austin, start here to prepare for life on the Forty Acres.

International Freshman Application Process

International Transfer Application Process

Freshman Admission Key Dates

Summer/Fall Enrollment

  • Application Deadline
    December 1
  • Admission Decisions Released
    February 15
  • Accept Admission and Satisfy Enrollment Deposit 
    May 1

Spring Enrollment

  • Application Deadline
    September 1
  • Admission Decisions Released
    December 1
  • Accept Admission and Satisfy Enrollment Deposit
    December 15

Transfer Admission Key Dates

Summer/Fall Enrollment

  • Application Deadline
    March 1
  • Admission Decision Released
    June 15
  • Accept Admissions and Satisfy Enrollment Deposit
    July 1

Spring Enrollment

  • Application Deadline
    September 1
  • Admission Decisions Released
    Early December
  • Accept Admission
    Early December
  • Satisfy Enrollment Deposit Within Two Weeks of Admission
    Deadline in MyStatus

Texas Global

Texas Global advances UT Austin’s international engagement efforts. From forging partnerships on campus and abroad, to providing transformational study abroad opportunities, to supporting international students and scholars on campus, Texas Global is the University’s gateway to the world.

Texas Global

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

ISSS supports international students in adjusting to life on the Forty Acres. This unit handles visas and immigration support services such and insurance and financial aid, and provides myriad opportunities for social activity and connection. Once you’ve been admitted to UT Austin, ISSS will introduce you to your new life in Texas.


TOEFL/IELTS Information

International applicants must submit either an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report demonstrating an adequate knowledge of English. The TOEFL iBT is preferred over the IELTS. We cannot accept institutional TOEFL (ITP) scores, TOEFL Essentials scores, Duolingo scores or IELTS General Training scores.

International applicants are exempt from this requirement if they:

  • Are from a qualifying country, or
  • Graduate from a high school in the United States or a qualifying country after completing at least three years of study.
  • Minimum scores acceptable for admission are:
    • TOEFL: 79 (internet-based test)
    • IELTS: An overall band of 6.5 on the Academic Examination



Qualifying Countries

For purposes of the TOEFL or IELTS requirement, international applicants are exempt only if they are from a country where English is the sole official language and the primary conversational language of the country. In some countries, English is but one of the officially recognized languages or it is not the primary language used to communicate outside of the classroom.

Students from the following countries are exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement:

  • American Samoa
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Dominica
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Grand Cayman
  • Guyana
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Singapore
  • Trinidad/Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United Kingdom
  • U.S. Pacific Trus

Submitting Scores

The University’s TOEFL code is 6882. There is no institutional code for the IELTS examination. To fulfill the requirement with scores from the IELTS, please use the IELTS electronic score delivery service to send your scores to the “University of Texas at Austin” account.