Information for International Students
In addition to completing the steps needed to accept admission, incoming students who applied as international applicants must see about additional issues when preparing for enrollment. The International Student and Scholar Services Office provides information (including information about immigration issues), services, and programs to students who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.
Whether you are coming to the University of Texas at Austin from your home country, are an international Texas resident, or you have already attended a school or university in the U.S., we encourage you to become familiar with the International Office and its services.
International Student and Scholar Services will send you important information about immigration requirements and regulations. Visit the International Student and Scholar Services web site for more information.
Some non-citizen students may now qualify for Texas residency. If you have applied for U.S. permanent resident status, hold a certain visa type other than F-1 student visa, or graduate from a Texas high school after attendance for three consecutive years, contact the UT Austin residency office at 512-475-7408 or 512-475-7407 for further information on residency and the steps needed to verify residency status. Details are also available on the residency web site.
International Student Orientation
The international student orientation program provides information specifically for students from other countries. Even if you participate in one of the orientation sessions offered through the Office of the Dean of Students, we encourage you to also participate in international student orientation. Visit the New Students section of the International Student and Scholar Services web site for specific dates and times.