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An international student is defined as anyone who holds a non-immigrant visa (F-1 or J-1) or qualifying dependent visa who are not U.S Citizens or U.S permanent residents, or do not have refugee or asylee status.

If you are an international student attending as an exchange student please visit global.utsa.edu. If you are an undocumented student either with or without Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), please visit utsa.edu/dreamers for additional application assistance.

How to Apply

Select your admit type below to find out admission requirements and how to apply to UTSA as an international student.

Freshman International Applicants

1. Review Admission Requirements

You are considered a freshman applicant if you have completed secondary school and have not previously enrolled at any college or university. Please note certain majors have additional requirements to be admitted directly into the academic program. Review our major pages to see if there are any additional requirements. Students who are admitted to the university are not guaranteed admission to a specific academic program.

Education Possess equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma
GPA Minimum 2.5 GPA (4.0 scale)
English Language Proficiency Meet the minimum English language proficiency requirements (see tab section below)
SAT/ACT Students who have studied at an American-accredited high school in another country must submit SAT or ACT scores directly from the testing agency.

2. Submit Admission Application

Submit an application either through ApplyTexas or Common App. Please submit only one application per term. Students interested in a fully online degree program should apply through UTSA Online.


3. Pay Application Fee

The application fee for UTSA is $70. It is a non-refundable fee.

Pay Fee Online

You can pay your application fee via credit card when applying through ApplyTexas or after you submit your application through the UTSA ASAP student portal. After we receive you application, you will get an email from UTSA to activate your myUTSA Account which will allow you to login to ASAP. Once logged in, click on the “Future Roadrunner” tab, then click “Check your Admission Status” and scroll to the bottom for the payment button.

Pay Fee by Check or Money Order

If you prefer to pay via check or money order, you can make it out to “The University of Texas at San Antonio”. Please include applicant’s full name and date of birth so the payment matches the correct application. It can be mailed to the following address:

The University of Texas at San Antonio
Office of Admissions
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78249

Fee Waivers

Fee waivers are not available for international freshman applicants.


4. Send Test Scores from Testing Agency

Send the appropriate TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic, iTEP Academic or Cambridge C1 Advanced scores directly from the testing agency. See the tab section below for scores that meets the UTSA’s English Language Proficiency requirement.


5. Submit Transcript / Academic Documentation

All documents must have an official English translation. See the tab below for additional information.

Additionally, each country requires specific documentation when applying to UTSA and all submitted documents must be translated into English: North America, South America, Asia, Europe, Africa, Oceania.


To learn more about international admissions, contact the International Admissions Office by email at international.admissions@utsa.edu.

Transfer International Applicants

1. Review Admission Requirements

You are considered a transfer applicant if you have completed secondary school and have previously enrolled in a college or university. Transfer applicants with less than 30 semester hours of academic credit earned at the time of applying must also submit the requirements for freshman applicants. Please note certain majors have additional requirements to be admitted directly into the academic program. Review our major pages to see if there are any additional requirements. Students who are admitted to the university are not guaranteed admission to a specific academic program.

GPA 1-29 transfer hours 2.25 GPA (U.S. college) or 2.5 GPA (foreign college) and must meet freshmen requirements
30 transfer hours or more 2.25 GPA or higher (U.S. college) or 2.5 GPA or higher (foreign college)
Foreign Credential Evaluation A foreign credential evaluation is required for any foreign college or university transcripts. We recommend Foreign Credential Services of America (FCSA), but you can submit a credential evaluation from any evaluators on the NACES website. Please note, UTSA accepts credit only from recognized accredited academic institutions.
Academic Standing Transfer applicants must be eligible to return to their most recent institution.
English Language Proficiency Meet the minimum English language proficiency requirements (see tab section below)

2. Submit Admission Application

Submit an application either through ApplyTexas or Common App. Please submit only one application per term. Students interested in a fully online degree program should apply through UTSA Online.


3. Pay Application Fee

The application fee for UTSA is $70. It is a non-refundable fee.

Pay Fee Online

You can pay your application fee via credit card when applying through ApplyTexas or after you submit your application through the UTSA ASAP student portal. After we receive you application, you will get an email from UTSA to activate your myUTSA Account which will allow you to login to ASAP. Once logged in, click on the “Future Roadrunner” tab, then click “Check your Admission Status” and scroll to the bottom for the payment button.

Pay Fee by Check or Money Order

If you prefer to pay via check or money order, you can make it out to “The University of Texas at San Antonio”. Please include applicant’s full name and date of birth so the payment matches the correct application. It can be mailed to the following address:

The University of Texas at San Antonio
Office of Admissions
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78249

Fee Waivers

Fee waivers are not available for international transfer applicants.


4. Send Test Scores from Testing Agency

Send the appropriate TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic, iTEP Academic or Cambridge C1 Advanced scores directly from the testing agency. See the tab section below for scores that meets the UTSA’s English Language Proficiency requirement.


5. Submit Transcript / Academic Documentation

All documents must have an official English translation. See the tab below for additional information.

Additionally, each country requires specific documentation when applying to UTSA and all submitted documents must be translated into English: North America, South America, Asia, Europe, Africa, Oceania.


To learn more about international admissions, contact the International Admissions Office by email at international.admissions@utsa.edu.

Graduate International Applicants

Graduate applicants are students who have earned a bachelor’s degree and are seeking to pursue a Master’s or Doctoral degree at UTSA. Students interested in pursuing a graduate certificate or enrolling in graduate courses without entering a degree program are classified as a non-degree seeking “special graduate student”.

Please note admission requirements and deadlines vary based on the graduate program you are applying to. Review the tabbed section below for information regarding requirements related to english translation of documents and English Language Proficiency.

View Graduate Admission Requirements

Returning International Applicants

Returning international applicants are former UTSA students who have not been in attendance for one semester (excluding the summer semester). Please contact the appropriate international admission counselors to assist you with returning to UTSA.

Test Scores and Other Documentation

English Translation Documents

All documents must have an official English translation. All documents related to international student admissions must be sent to the Office of Admissions:

The University of Texas at San Antonio
Office of Admissions
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78249

Attestations of Original Documents:

  • When an original document cannot be duplicated according to the secondary school, university, or examining board policy, attested copies may be substituted.
  • Attestations MUST be obtained either from the issuing college/university, the Controller of Examination/Records or the Principal.
  • Attestation must include the appropriate signature and official stamp.
  • Copies attested by notary officials, translators, head of the department, lecturer, other government posts, etc., are not acceptable substitutes.

English Language Proficiency

All international students must prove proficiency in English by submitting scores from an approved English language proficiency exam. Students must send these scores directly from the testing agency.

Freshmen and Transfer Applicants: Approved English language proficiency exams include TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic, iTEP Academic and Cambridge C1 Advanced.

Graduate Applicants: Approved English language proficiency exams include TOEFL and IELTS.

English Language Proficiency Scores
for Undergraduates
English Language Proficiency Scores
for Graduates
TOEFL Internet-Based Test (IBT) 79 or greater 79 or greater
TOEFL Paper-Based Test (PBT) 550 or greater 550 or greater
IELTS 6.5 or greater 6.5 or greater
PTE Academic 58 or greater Not Accepted
iTEP Academic 3.8 or greater Not Accepted
Cambridge C1 Advanced minimum scale 180 grade C or higher Not Accepted
SAT 500 or greater on the critical reading section Not Accepted
ACT 21 or greater on the English component Not Accepted
Trascript/Academic Documentation
  • Graduated from a U.S. high school and completed two full years of regular English courses
  • Earned Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university
  • Earned 45 or more semester hours of transferable credit from a U.S. college or university
  • Earned 30 or more semester hours of transferable credit from a U.S. college or university to include college-level English Composition I with a B- or better grade
Not Accepted

Immigration Documents

All international students enrolling at UTSA must submit immigration documents by the first day of class via email to immigration.checkin@utsa.edu.

What documents will I need to submit?

  • Form I-20 or DS-2019 or USCIS Notice of Action (Not all will apply)
  • Copy of Visa Stamp from Passport (Not applicable to Canadians)
  • I-94 Record
  • Student Personal Information Sheet (Provided by International Student Service)
  • Signed Acknowledgment Form (Provided by International Student Service)
  • Confirmation of Financial Resources

How do I obtain these documents?

To Obtain Your Visa:

  1. Apply for your visa as soon as you receive a UTSA I-20 or DS-2019 form from International Student Services.
  2. Pay the SEVIS fee online at FMJfee.com.
  3. Keep your SEVIS fee receipt. The SEVIS I-901 fee is required for all F and J visa students. Without the fee payment, you will not be eligible to apply for your F-1/J-1 visa. You are at risk for termination of your SEVIS record. Learn more about the SEVIS I-901 fee.
  4. Schedule your visa interview appointment at an American Embassy or consulate – The U.S. Department of State explains how to schedule your appointment.

To Obtain Form I-20 or DS-2019:

  • UTSA International Student Services will send this document to you. Be sure to bring the original with you to campus!

To Obtain Form I-94:

  • You will receive this at your port of entry if you arrive by land or sea. If you arrive by air, the form will be issued electronically.
  • You will need to print out a copy after your arrival in the U.S. It may take 24 to 48 hours for the form to be generated within the system. View the steps to print your I-94.

You can find out more information about immigration documents at global.utsa.edu.


Need help? Contact UTSA International Student Services at international.students@utsa.edu or call 210-458-7202

When to Apply

All required documents, transcripts, fees, and test scores must be on file by 5:00 p.m. on the date of the deadline. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or UTSA holiday will be extended until 5:00 p.m. the following business day. Applicants whose files are not completed by the final deadline will not be considered for admission to UTSA for the semester to which they applied. Students interested in fully online programs should follow UTSA Online deadlines.

International Freshman Deadline International Transfer Deadline International Graduate Deadline
Fall June 1 June 1 varies*
Spring November 1 November 1 varies*
Fall April 1 April 1 varies*

* Graduate admission deadlines vary based on the program you are applying to. Please review the specific graduate program page for deadline details.

After you Apply

Check Your Email

Once you submit your application. It can take up to two business days for the application to be received by UTSA once it is submitted.

Once UTSA receives your application, you will receive an e-mail from us confirming the receipt of your application. Shortly after, you will also receive a second email from “UTSA Accounts” to claim your myUTSA ID.

Claim Your myUTSA ID

You will be issued your “myUTSA ID” once UTSA receives your admission application. Your myUTSA ID consists of 3 letters and 3 numbers (example: abc123), which will provide you access to your UTSA ASAP student portal where you can check your admission status.

Your myUTSA ID must be activated and a passphrase created by the applicant before they will be able to access any UTSA systems. If you run into any issues claiming your myUTSA ID, please contact UTSA One Stop at 1-210-458-8000 or 800-669-0919.

Check Your Admission Status

Once you have your myUTSA ID, you can log into your ASAP student portal to check your admission status. Most information is conveniently organized under the “Future Roadrunner” tab. You’ll be able to review your admission status, see your missing application item, and if you’re admitted to UTSA, you’ll see additional information such as your Rowdy Ready Checklist and your Academic Standing.

Apply for International Student Aid

International students do not qualify for federal aid (and are not eligible for the FAFSA). To assist international students with their educational costs, UTSA participates in two programs (International Student Grant and Good Neighbor Program) that international students may apply for to receive funding.

Learn more about International Aid

Submit Immunization Records

Before you start school at UTSA, there are certain health-related items that must be done to protect yourself and your fellow Roadrunners. Click on each tab below to determine if these items impact you.

View Immunization & Health Requirements

Apply for Scholarships

With your myUTSA ID and passphrase, you can now access the UTSA Scholarship HUB, which is a single-source platform for students to find various scholarship opportunities available to apply to, including the Scholarship Hub’s General Application.