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Exchange Programs

johnny-azerbaijan.jpgREEP Overview

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.

REEP Eligibility

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 *)

Partner Institutions

All Majors

University Location Contact
ADA Azerbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan Learning Abroad
Leipzig University Leipzig, Germany Dr. Hildegard GlassLearning Abroad
Swansea University Swansea, Wales Learning Abroad
Tecnológico de Monterrey Monterrey, Mexico Learning Abroad
University of Stavanger Stavanger, Norway Dr. Julia WellnerLearning Abroad


University Location Contact
Graz University of Technology Graz, Austria Ms. Trang Phan
ENSA Versailles Versailles, France
Beijing Institute of Technology Beijing, China

Hotel and Restaurant Management

University Location Contact
Edith Cowan University Perth, Australia Ms. Jennifer Glickman
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong, China
University of Angers Angers, France
Sejong University Seoul, South Korea
Sun Yat Sen University Guangzhou, China
La Rochelle School of Tourism and Hospitality La Rochelle, France


University Location Contact
The Aarhus School of Marine Science and Technology Management Aarhus, Denmark Mr. Carlo Deason; Learning Abroad

College of the Arts

University Location Contact
Felix Mendhellson Bartholdy School of Music Leipzig, Germany Melanie Sonnenberg
École Des Beaux Arts Nantes, France David Politzer 

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:

  • Two personal statements that should address the following prompts:
    • Please describe your personal, professional, and academic goals. How will the selected program help you reach these goals? Is there anything else that you hope to gain from this program? (250 word limit)
    • Please share why you think you will be a successful exchange student in this program and how you will handle academic and/or personal struggles while you are abroad. This essay should address your level of independence, comfort with ambiguity, and the personal skills that you will use to navigate a new country and culture. (250 word limit) 
  • 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.
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
All applications for nomination (including the personal statements and letter of recommendation) must be submitted in ViaTRM by the listed deadline. Nomination decisions will be based on program capacity as well as the quality of the completed applications.

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

Nominations must be recieved by April 13th, 2020 for the Fall semester and September 7th, 2020 for the Spring semester. 

Please see the Undergraduate Student Checklist and the Graduate Student Checklist for more details. 

All application materials, as applicable, should be sent to:
Learning Abroad
E. W. Cullen Bldg. Suite 105
4302 University Dr.
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

Undergraduate REEP Application Fee:

Graduate REEP Application Fee: