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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 complicated, so we are here to assist you.

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International Travel Protocol

The Office of Global Learning and Strategy must approve all UHCL international travel requests. Please email or call 713-718-2740 for more information on the request process.

Protocolo de Viaje Internacional

La Oficina de Aprendizaje y Estrategia Global debe aprobar todas las solicitudes de viajes internacionales de UHCL. Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de solicitud, llame al 713-718-274 o mande un correo electrónico a

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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. As an international applicant, you must meet the program's admission requirements and the university admissions requirements for your enrollment status.

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Final – April 1
    Document Deadline – April 15

  • Spring

    Final – October 1
    Document Deadline – October 15

  • Summer*

    Final – March 1
    Document Deadline – March 15

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.

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International Student Services

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!


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


The Office of International Admissions and Programs (OIAP) mission is to enhance the experience of international students and exchange visitor population through comprehensive services related to recruitment, international admissions, and advising of students' immigration status during pre and post arrival to the United States. Our mission extends through aiding international students in cultural adaptation, compliance reporting, and academic support, with university departments, community relations, government entities.

View the OIAP Annual Report


  • International Admissions

    Phone: 281-283-2740
    Fax: 281-226-7038

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

    Virtual/On-Campus Hours:
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Walk-in Hours:
    Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.