Through the Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program (REEP), UH students can study at a partner university, while paying the UH tuition rate and limited student fees. Conversely, students at a UH partner university can study at UH while paying tuition to their home university. REEPs provide an opportunity to take courses with local students and are best suited for highly motivated, independent students. REEPs are typically a semester or year-long commitment and tend to be more cost effective.
Many REEPs are open to all students, while some are only available to students in specific colleges. Students must apply with Learning Abroad for nomination to a partner institution by the deadlines indicated for each term.
At the time of application students must have:
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5 (2.8 required for Swansea University)
- Completed at least 12 UH credit hours
- At least one semester left at UH after return from program
- Demonstrated proficiency in the host country's language or languages (programs noted with *)
Application and Nomination Process
All interested students must attend a Learning Abroad 101 workshop and meet with the Learning Abroad REEP advisor to discuss their intended program.
Before applying with the host institution, students must be officially nominated by UH Learning Abroad. Your application for nomination will include:
- A one page personal statement. This personal statement must indicate why you are interested in this REEP and how the program supports your academic career and goals. In addition, the essay should address your level of independence, comfort with ambiguity, and the personal tools you will use to navigate a new country and culture.
- One letter of recommendation from a UH faculty or staff member. This letter of recommendation should be no longer than one page and should include the following information: the applicant's name, the applicant's level of academic achievement in general, why the recommender believes the applicant will be a successful participant in the selected REEP program, and an evaluation of the applicant’s independence, adaptability, and cultural awareness.
All applications for nomination (including the personal statement and letter of recommendation) must be submitted in ViaTRM by the listed deadline.
If you are completing a departmental REEP, please be advised that there may be additional requirements to be nominated. Students should consult with their departmental contact for this information.
Please contact the Learning Abroad REEP advisor for additional information.
Incoming REEP Students
Do You Currently Attend a UH Partner Institution?If you are unsure, please contact your institution's study abroad or student mobility office. At this time we are not able to accommodate international students from non-partner institutions.
Incoming Student from a Partner Institution
Houston, TX 77204-2039
NOTE: Incoming REEP students should send the documents listed in the checklist above to the Learning Abroad office and not to the International Admissions office.
In addition, all students under the age of 22 are required to receive the Bacterial Meningitis vaccine and submit an official certificate of compliance; students participating in an Incoming REEP should receive the vaccine in their home country ten days prior to arrival in the United States.
All Incoming REEP students are responsible for the following fees:
- Health Insurance: approximately $900 per semester (or as announced)
- International Student and Scholar Services Orientation Fee: $85
- Exchange Fee: $75
- Transcript Fee: $21
Undergraduate REEP Application Fee:
Graduate REEP Application Fee: