International Admissions

Thank you for your interest in applying to University of Houston-Clear Lake. Here at the Office of International Admissions and Programs, we are excited to assist you with all of your admissions-related questions, including those related to immigration. We also understand that the application process for an international applicants can sometimes be a daunting task, so we are here to assist you.

Apply to UHCL Today

Whatever your academic and career goals might be, we encourage you to review UHCL’s many academic programs. Once you locate the program that is right for you, you can start the international application process today. In addition to meeting the admissions requirements as an international student, you must also meet the university admissions requirements for your enrollment status.

Apply Now Degrees and Programs
  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.

Why You Should Choose UHCL

We get it. There are several universities through the United States that interest you. But we feel that UHCL is one of the hidden gems that’s truly worth your attention, and we want to prove it to you!

  • A Leading Institution: For the Spring 2017 semester, we have over 1075 students from foreign countries. For the 2015-2016 academic year, we were ranked by the Institute of International Education as one of the top 40 Master’s Institutions for international students.
  • Strong Student Body: International students represent 13 percent of the student population at UHCL.
  • Affordability: Many international students do receive scholarships of some sort.
  • Program Quality:
      • UHCL is accredited by Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

      • The College of Business is accredited by AACSB International.

      • Key high-demand programs in the College of Science and Engineering are accredited by ABET.

      • The College of Education accredited by NCATE/CAEP as well as SACS.

    Prime Location: As home to NASA, the world’s largest medical center, an internationally-renowned oil community and numerous leading high-tech global industries, Houston is full of professional opportunities. We make them even more accessible to you through the partnerships our faculty and staff have with many area corporations and businesses
  • Great Cost of Living: Houston’s cost of living is lower than the other five largest cities in the United States.
  • Exceptional Safety: Our Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Convenient Housing: On-campus housing and popular nearby apartments are available with ways to find roommates
  • Active Social Life: UHCL is home to a range of different international student organizations.
  • Community Sports: You’ll enjoy the chance to play recreational sports including cricket, rugby, soccer, table tennis and more
  • International Admissions and Programs

    Phone: 281-283-2740
    Fax: 281-226-7038
    Skype User ID: OIAP_UHCL

    Bayou Building B2123
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 225
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office hours:
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.