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International Students

The University of Houston is a great destination for international students seeking a college or university in the United States. Use this website as a useful resource in making your transition to UH.

Admission Requirements

You will apply as an international student if you want to attend the University of Houston with citizenship from a country outside the U.S.

  1. Complete the University of Houston application for admission using either the Apply Texas Application or The Common Application. Submit just one application.
  2. Pay the nonrefundable $90 application fee with a credit or debit card, check, or money order. Money orders can be made out to the University of Houston, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 4434 University Drive, Houston, TX 77204.
  3. Have your official test scores sent directly from the testing agency. Our code for ACT is 4236; SAT is 6870; TOEFL is 6870. There is no institutional code for IELTS exams. The testing agency should mail official IELTS score reports to the University of Houston, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 4434 University Drive, Houston, TX 77204.
  4. Send official secondary school or high-school academic records (transcripts, mark sheets, graduation certificate) to The University of Houston, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 4434 University Drive, Houston, TX 77204. Your academic records must be in a sealed envelope from the school.

Required Items for I-20 Form (F-1 Visa)

The following items are required to apply for an F-1 visa or maintain F-1 visa status. Upload your documents to your myUH self-service account at accessuh.uh.edu.

  • Letter of Financial Backing Form. The Letter of Financial Backing Form must be less than six months old from the date of the sponsor(s)’ signature(s).
  • Bank Statement. The bank statement must be less than six months old, and it must indicate a minimum balance of USD 37,330 or the equivalent.
    To upload: If you have more than one page, please save all pages into one PDF file before uploading.
  • Copy of biometric page of current passport. Submit a copy of your biometric page of your current passport (and U.S. visa, if available).
    To upload: If you have more than one page, please save all pages into one PDF file before uploading.
  • International Address Form. International students seeking an I-20 from the University of Houston must provide a physical address outside the United States in their home country using the International Address Form

International transfer students must contact your current International Advisor to complete the I-20/DS-2019 Transfer Form and request for your current school to release your SEVIS record to University of Houston-System. 

Deadlines

Spring: October 1
Summer: April 1
Fall: June 1