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Incoming Exchange

Crooker PatioIncoming exchange program requirements from sister university exchange programs are managed by the UST Study Abroad Office and counterparts at partner universities. The Study Abroad Offices at both institutions must handle all inquiries and applications. 

Deadlines to apply for admissions:

  • Fall Semester — April 1
  • Spring Semester — October 15

You may fax your application to 713-525-3872. Original documents can then be mailed.

You must mail all original documents to:

The University of St. Thomas
Attn: Diana Speaks
3800 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006

Please do not apply online. 


Please email all of the following to prior to placing in the post.

  1. Complete and submit the UST Undergraduate Application (Please DO NOT apply online).
  2. Apply for Housing by submitting the Housing Application and contract (you will be sent a contract after you fill out the application and send in proof of immunizations). 
    • A $300 housing deposit is required. 
    • Must be 25 or under to live on campus.
    • Please note exchange students must move out by 10:00 am the day after the last final exam date.
  3. Review the required International Student Forms (including J-1 visas)  
  5. Have your university send an official copy of your transcript for advising to the Study Abroad Office
  6. Send an official copy of the TOEFL (for non-English partner universities) or ILETS. UST TOEFL CODE is 6880.
    • TOEFL-ibt (internet-based) minimum=79
    • TOEFL-pbt (paper-based) minimum=550
    • IELTS minimum=6.5
    • Completion of ELS Center level 112
  7. SEVIS fee is paid when applying for the J-1 visas (student must pay this when applying for visa).
  8. Send two (2) photos (passport size).
  9. Send a copy of your passport.
  10. Provide proof for the health insurance requirement.
  11. Students must advise the Study Abroad Office of flight information including: airline, date, flight number and arrival time.
  12. Airport and transportation to UST:
    • The study abroad office will make every effort to pick you up at the airport if you arrive on the move in date specified below. If you are unable to arrive on that date, airport and transportation to UST can be attained– Taxi approximately $50.00. There is also a SuperShuttle that can be arranged prior to arrival at and costs approximately $30.00.
    • Dorm Location (all students check in here): 1303 Sul Ross, Houston, TX, 77006
    • Study Abroad office: 4121 Yoakum, Houston, Texas, 77006
    • Main Address for UST: 3800 Montrose Blvd. Houston, Texas, 77006
International Student Services

Please visit International Student Services for more detailed information.

Lily Swan, UST’s Director of International Student and Scholar Services


The Residence Hall will open for new exchange students in August. Please check back here or follow up with the Study Abroad Office for the exact date. Your UST student ID card will be issued upon arrival.

2016-2017 Academic Calendar

August 17, 2016
Exchange students can move into the dorm.  If students arrive this day, we will provide transportation from the airport

August 19, 2016
Mandatory meeting for International Exchange Students

August 22, 2016
First day of Class

September 5, 2016
Labor day - school closed

October 10 & 11, 2016
Fall Break - no classes

November 23-27, 2016
Thanksgiving Break - school closed

December 5, 2016
Last Day of class

December 7-15, 2016
Final Exams

December 16, 2016
Student Housing move out by 10:00 AM

January 17, 2017
NEW Exchange students can move into the dorm.  If students arrive this day, we will provide transportation from the airport

January 18, 2017
Mandatory meeting for International Exchange Students

January 19, 2017
First day of Class

March 13-17, 2017

April 13-14, 2017
Easter Break

May 5, 2017
Last Day of Class

May 8-16, 2017
Final Exams

May 17, 2017
Student Housing move out by 10:00 AM