International Exchange Students

Welcome to the Moody College of Communication. This information is designed to help international exchange students from partner institutions who are planning to attend The University of Texas at Austin for one semester or one-year. NOTE: If you are interested in studying at The University of Texas but are not participating in an exchange with our partner schools, please contact the UT International Office or Graduate and International Admissions.

Academic Timeline

The below are approximate times, but for specific dates please consult with the UT International Office.

   Fall Semester  Spring Semester
 Submit online application and supporting documents  early March  early October
 Suggested arrival date  mid-August  early January
 ISSS Orientation and IBC check-in for all exchange students (Required)  mid-August  early January
 Moody College orientation (Required)  mid-August  early January
 Academic advising appointments (Required)  mid-August  early January
 Registration begins  late August  mid-January
 Payment deadline  late August  mid-January
 Classes begin  late August  mid-January
 12th class day  mid-September  late January
 Deadline Day (last day to Q-drop classes)  early November  early April
 Break  late November  mid-March
 Classes end  early December  early May
 Final exam period  mid-December  mid-May
 DS - 2019 end date  late December  late May

Information Sheet for Exchange Students

Recommended Courses

2018 Recommended Courses

Resources for Communication Exchange Students

Map of UT Buildings

Map of Moody College buildings

Useful Links


For questions regarding exchange application and visa processing, please contact the Office of International Student and Scholar Services. Telephone: + 1(512) 471-2477. Email: 
For questions regarding the Moody College of Communication, please contact Jeff Hallock, Academic Advisor.