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USA: University of Texas at Austin

UT Austin is the flagship school of the University of Texas System, which includes nine academic universities. UT Austin is home to more than 51,000 students whom are committed to the spirit of Austin and the Longhorn athletic teams. Austin is internationally renowned for music, film and art scene, along with Texas sunshine and lake running through the city. Underline all of that with an open-minded community, a commitment to breakfast tacos and food trucks, and you have a unique city for all.

University in brief

Language of instruction: English
Academic calendar: August-December. January-May.
Credit system: Undergraduate: 12-15 hours/credits correspond to full-time studies. Lower Level electives: 3 credits = 6 ECTS. Upper Level electives: 3 credits = 7,5 hp. The course code shows the number of credits (the first number) and the course level. Lower level = 1-19- Upper level = 20-79. For example, BIO311C is a 3 credits course at the lower level. CH328M is a 3 credits course at the upper level.
Not recommended to take more than 50 % engineering courses.
Website:  Applying to UT Exchange Programs | Texas Global (
Note: All students 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. The Computer Science program can only accommodate a very limited number of students and admissions to the CS program cannot be guaranteed. Students accepted as Computer Science majors will be able to take no more than two Computer Science courses per semester. The College of Business is not available. Students must purchase the UT Austin insurance plan. The amount is approximately 1100-1600 USD (subject to change). For the latest information about insurance and fees, visit the university website.

Visa and vaccine in the USA

The processing time for a visa to study in the USA can take a long time, therefore, you should start the application as soon as you have been accepted for exchange studies at a university in the USA. The same goes for arranging the necessary vaccines you need to start your studies in the US.

Exchange opportunities

Number of spots: 8 semester spots for the academic year 2024/2025 (4 autumn semesters + 4 spring semesters)
Grade requirements: No
Previous Nominations: 4,2 (Fall17), 3,55 (Spring18); 4,4 (Fall18), 4,21 (Spring19), 3,954 (Fall19), 3,74 (Spring20), 4,108 (Fall20), 4,056 (Spring21), 4,1 (Fall21), 4,0112 (Spring22), 4,3403 (Fall22), 3,8026 (Spring23), 4,3738 (Fall23), 4,1604 (Spring24) More Information on Selection

Programme specific information

If your programme or your school is not listed below, contact the international coordinator at your school.