Incoming International Exchange Scholar
Thank you for your interest in participating as an exchange scholar at The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas). UT Dallas is committed to more than thirty-five international collaborations, including the mechanism of exchange mobility as an effort to enhance the good and respectful understanding among the future leaders of different cultures and nations. Exchange students benefit from waiving tuition on a reciprocal basis at the host institution.
UT Dallas is a research-oriented university with emphasis on interdisciplinary and applied programs with a growing international population. Our exchange mobility includes students from Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Korea, Scotland, Spain, and Israel. If you require more information about UT Dallas, we recommend you to visit our section of "Prospective Students."
Admission and migration protocol
Document submission deadline: Spring 2014 - September 1, 2013
Pre-Submission Checklist: please use this checklist to help you ensure that all protocol documentation has been obtained for submission.
Once all documents are compiled they are to be submitted to the Office of International Education.
The University of Texas at Dallas
Rodolfo Hernandez Guerrero, Director
Office of International Education
800 W. Campbell Road - GC52
Richardson, Texas, 75080, USA
Tel: (972) 883-4715
International exchange scholars coming to UT Dallas are required to satisfy the following protocol:
1) You need to be enrolled in one of the international institutions that have included exchange mobility in its collaboration with UT Dallas.
2) Submit your candidacy at your home institution before deadlines.
3) Your home institution is required to recommend to the UT DallasOffice of International Education your candidacy as an exchange scholar at UT Dallas. The following link provides the Memo template to be completed by your home institution: http://www.utdallas.edu/oie/iesutd.doc
4) Submit your application to UT DallasOffice of International Education: Application Form. Moreover, as a potential exchange scholar, please follow these instructions for a successful application process:
Undergraduate Applicants:a. When prompted to choose a major, you may either choose one or choose undecided.
b. You are not required to submit an essay.
c. You must provide emergency contact information.
d. If your participation in the exchange program requires your enrollment for two consecutive semesters, you need to take the THEA exam. This exam is mandatory for undergraduate exchange students attending for more than one semester. You can take the examination upon your arrival to UT Dallas. For more information about this examination, please visit the following site: http://www.utdallas.edu/dept/ugraddean/thea.html
You need to apply as a regular graduate candidate, satisfying program admission and requirements specified in the program agreement between UT Dallas and your home institution.
5) Once your admission is approved, your file is transferred to the Office of International Student Services. This office will contact you if more information and/or documentation is required to issue your I-20 for your student visa (F1).
a. Keep in mind that you are required to submit a "financial affidavit" to confirm your financial resources for living expenses, books, and health insurance during the length of the exchange program.
b.You will need to obtain an international health insurance, including repatriation insurance as specified by the Office of International Student Services:
c. You will need to submit proof of vaccination for tuberculosis (TB) upon arrival.
d. You will be responsible for any immigration fee, including the International Orientation Fee.
6) Submit your on-line application for housing:
For more information about the protocol migration, arrival information, housing, orientation, etc. please visit its Web page at http://www.utdallas.edu/student/international/
Registration and Transfer of Credits
Undergraduate exchange students must to register for at least 12 credit hours during the Fall or Spring semester or 6 credit hours during the Summer semester.
Graduate exchange students must register for at least 9 credit hours during the Fall or Spring semester or 6 credit hours during the Summer semester.
Upon completion of your program at UT Dallas, you will need to request that your official transcript be sent to your home institution prior to your departure. You may do this in the Office of the Registrar.
Please keep in mind that the exchange mobility between UT Dallas and your home institution may require specific components for final approval. Consult the Office of International Education at your home institution or our office for further information.
We are here to assist you and to ensure that you will have a successful UT Dallas experience. We look forward to hosting you!
The UT Dallas Office of International Education.