Steps in Applying

The University of Houston welcomes applications from students across the world and the application process is the first step toward your rewarding future.

International Application Options

First-time student?
If you are an international student and have never been enrolled in post-secondary study and have completed the equivalent of 12 years of more of elementary and secondary schooling based on your country’s educational system, you should apply as an International Freshman student. International Freshman student.

 Previous post-secondary coursework/experience?
If you are an international student who was or is enrolled in post-secondary study/coursework at a college or university located either overseas or in the U.S. and are now interested in undergraduate admission at the University of Houston, you should apply as an International Transfer student.

Completed a four-year undergraduate degree?
If you are an international student and have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree (four years of post-secondary study) and you are interested in a graduate degree, you should apply as an International Graduate student. If you are seeking an additional undergraduate degree or interested in taking additional undergraduate coursework, you should apply as an International Transfer student.