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Prospective International Student - Why UTB

The University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB), welcomes international students from other countries to our university community. We value the culture, knowledge, and experience they bring which greatly enrich our campus life.
We know that in many cases moving to another country to attend school is very expensive and requires a great deal of personal and family commitment. Therefore, it is important for international students to begin early to comply with all the admission and immigration requirements prior to enrolling in classes.

UTB offers a wide range of programs at the certificate, associate, bachelor's, and graduate levels.  UTB serves more than 13,000 students at its main campus in Brownsville, Texas.  Located in the southern-most point of Texas, the campus boasts a semitropical climate, and is just 20 miles from the popular beaches of South Padre Island and a few steps from the U.S.-Mexico border. UTB is set amid palm trees and resacas (little lakes) on a 380-acre campus that was originally home to the historic Fort Brown.

At UTB, we are committed to providing future students with assistance throughout the enrollment process.  We are eager to answer questions about admissions, help with testing, programs of study, campus life, registration, financial aid, or any other area important to beginning your college education.  To get started, apply early for admission.  This will ensure you meet deadlines and avoid late fees.

Contact the International Student and Scholar Services in the Office of Global Engagement for international admission assistance and general inquiries. Below are the application and registration steps for international students:


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

We will need the following from you:

  1. International Admission Application
  2. TOEFL Score
  3. ACT or SAT (requirement effective for Fall 2013 admissions)
  4. TSI Exam
  5. Immunization records
  6. Valid Passport
  7. Evaluated Transcripts
  8. Affidavit of Support
  9. Bank Statement
STEP 1: INTERNATIONAL ADMISSION APPLICATION
STEP 2: TOEFL TEST
STEP 3: ACT or SAT EXAM(effective for Fall 2013 admissions)
STEP 4: TEXAS STUDENT INITIATIVE
 STEP 5: IMMUNIZATION RECORD 
STEP 6:COPY OF VALID PASSPORT
STEP 7:EVALUATED TRANSCRIPTS
STEP 8:AFFIDAVIT OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT
STEP 9:BANK STATEMENT

 

PAYING FOR COLLEGE
To view our UTB Tuition and Fees Table please click here.

UNDERGRADUATE

GRADUATE

In-State
Tuition

Out-of State
Tuition

In-State
Tuition

Out-of State
Tuition

Tuition

$5,200

$13,600

4,600

10,800

Books/supplies

$900

$900

$900

$900

Health Insurance

$924

$924

$924

$924

Student Housing

$4,200

$4,200

$4,200

$4,200

Living Expenses

$3,200

$3,200

$3,200

$3,200

TOTALS

$14,424

$22,824

13,824

20,024

 

The funds shown in the table above reflect one (1) academic year of expenses (excluding summer sessions). Depending on your classification and your residency status, you will have to show the total amount at the bottom of the table in your bank statement.


State law allows students who are citizens of Mexico and who document financial need to pay the same tuition as residents of the state of Texas (in-state tuition). To be eligible for this waiver, students must complete all admission and registration requirements. You can apply for the Mexican National Tuition Waiver at the Office of Global Engagement Office. For more information call 956.882.8298 or 882.7092.
Note: Students qualifying for tuition waivers continue to be classified as non-resident or foreign for residency purposes.
The following visa holders are eligible to establish a domicile in the United States and have the same privilege as those U.S. Citizens or U.S. Residents who qualify for in-state tuition rate in the state of Texas.

The following visa holders are eligible to establish a domicile in the United States and have the same privilege as those U.S. Citizens or U.S. Residents who qualify for in-state tuition rate in the state of Texas. Please click on this list to see if you are eligible to establish domicile as Texas resident.

Make sure you qualify for in-state tuition and send the required financial support documents for a full academic year.

ATTEND ORIENTATION

International Students are required to attend two orientations:

  1. Orientation

Orientation is a two-day immersion into the UTB life and culture. During this orientation, you will get to explore the campus, meet student leaders, faculty and staff, get first-hand insight from current students and get a glimpse of what’s to come. Attendance is mandatory in order for students to register for classes. Academic Advising and Registration for classes will take place during      orientation. Click here to sign-up for Orientation. For more information call the Office of the Dean of Students at (956) 882-5141. If you are arriving late to the U.S. and there is no more on-campus orientation sessions available, please let us know so that we can make proper arrangements, and you can take it online.

 

  1. International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation is a mandatory program. During this orientation, you will learn about immigration rules and regulations, academic requirements, employment, healthcare, and other related topics.


Spring International Student Orientation – Friday before the 1st day of classes.
Fall International Student Orientation - Friday and Saturday before the 1st day of classes.


This orientation is MANDATORY. If you fail to attend, OGE will not be able to register your student record on SEVIS.

We look forward to receiving your application for admission! Come join us and become an Ocelot!

 

Disclaimer: The University of Texas at Brownsville has been authorized by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.
The University of Texas at Brownsville-Texas Southmost College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificate, associate, bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. Texas Southmost College is currently seeking separate accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

 

 

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Contact Information:
Office of Global Engagement
MAIN 1.308
One West University Blvd.
Brownsville, Texas 78520
Phone: 956-882-8298
global.engagement@utb.edu

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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