Exchange Programs

Nominating Students From A Partner University

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is delighted to welcome visiting exchange students from our exchange partner universities.

In order to be considered for admittance you must first be nominated as a candidate for exchange by the international office or corresponding department at your home university.

The candidate must also complete the J-1 incoming exchange application form and requirements. The application form and verifying documentation, as well as questions and comments may be sent to by the home institution.

Keep in mind that all candidates must have proof of financial support, and must comply with the UTRGV international student insurance regulations and requirements.

Once all documents have been submitted, the Office of International Programs and Partnerships will notify the home institution of a decision on enrollment via e-mail. UTRGV can also provide a "Letter of Acceptance" as requested.

Please contact your university's exchange coordinator for questions about the nomination and selection process.

European Credit Equivalency for Incoming UTRGV Students

Incoming international UTRGV students for Fall and Spring semesters, please be advised that the UTRGV credit system is different than that of foreign institutions who use the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Refer to the attachment to see conversions for a specific number of credit hours.


Deadlines for Nominations from Partner Universities

UTRGV Academic calendar


Spring Summer I Summer II Fall
October 15 February 1st March 1st May 1st

If UTRGV does not have a partnership with your home university, unfortunately, we cannot accommodate your request for short-term study at UTRGV. Please contact the Office of International Students and Services and the Admissions office for more information about degree or transfer options for international students.