University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Texas
United States of America

Language of instruction

English

The University of Texas at Austin is among the biggest and best research universities in the US and is ranked within the Top 50 universities worldwide.

Fun fact: Big Bertha, the largest bass drum in the world, is brought out at UT sporting events to help celebrate the “Longhorn” spirit. Hook ‘em Horns!

The city of Austin, with a population of about 1.8 million, is a relaxed and cosmopolitan setting. Students often take part in recreational activities made possible by the temperate climate and Austin’s location in the Hill Country of central Texas.

Semester dates

UQ SemesterHost SemesterDates
Semester 1Spring SemesterJanuary–May
Semester 2Fall SemesterAugust–December

View UT's academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

12 credits at UT is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Host university requirements

GPA
You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at UTA.

Study Options
Not applicable to this university. However, you will usually be expected to take the majority of courses (50%) within a single faculty.

Semester restrictions
The Butler School of Music only accepts exchange students in UQ Semester 2. 

Find courses

Search the UT course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

  • You may need to get a 'guest eid' (an ID and password) to be able to access course descriptions.  You can create a guest eid on the UTA website.

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Anthropology
Art history
Biological sciences
Chemistry and biochemistry
Chinese
Classical languages
Communication, digital media and PR
Computer science
Drama
Earth and Geographical Sciences
English
English literature
Film, TV and media
French
Gender Studies
German
Health sciences
History and ancient history
Humanities and social sciences
IT and computer science
International relations
Italian
Japanese
Journalism
Korean
Linguistics
Mathematics and statistics
Modern languages and linguistics
Music
Nutrition science
Philosophy
Physics
Psychology
Regional and town planning
Religion
Russian
Sciences
Social work
Sociology
Spanish
Writing
Postgraduate
Anthropology
Art history
Biological sciences
Chemistry and biochemistry
Classical languages
Computer science
Drama
Earth and Geographical Sciences
English
English literature
Film, TV and media
French
Gender Studies
Health sciences
History and ancient history
Humanities and social sciences
IT and computer science
Journalism
Linguistics
Mathematics and statistics
Modern languages and linguistics
Music
Nutrition science
Philosophy
Physics
Psychology
Regional and town planning
Religion
Sciences
Social work
Sociology
Writing

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Accommodation

Whether you prefer dorm-style living, a co-op or just an apartment, Austin has it all. Students are responsible for making their own housing arrangements. However, UT's International Office provides suggestions to help you in your search.

Cost of living

Living expenses for students in UTA can vary from USD $1,400 to $1,900 per month depending on individual lifestyle. UT has provided information on the financial requirements for living and studying in Austin.

Additional Mandatory Fees

UTA has additional mandatory fees which are outlined on the financial requirementspage, of which the  International Student Service Support fee is applicable to exchange students. These fees cannot not be waived.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in a Semester-based Exchange are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

All exchange students are required to purchase the UTA health insurance. Students are automatically enrolled in the UT insurance plan and the cost of the insurance will be charged to your student account

Exchange students may be eligible to waive the Health Insurance Plan if they have additional cover that meets UTA's minimum waiver requirements. UQ’s Corporate Travel Insurance does not meet UTA's minimum waiver requirements.

Before purchasing an additional policy, students should confirm that the policy meets UTA's minimum waiver requirements. Please note that the waiver of the Health Insurance Plan is not guaranteed and subject to approval from UTA.

A waiver is not automatic. Do not assume that a waiver will be approved or that you will receive a waiver based on the experience of a friend from UQ who studied at the same institution on exchange.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

UT provides visa and immigration information for international students.

Contact the US Embassy and Consulates for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)