• General Information

    Full Name of University:

    Texas State University 

    Number of Utrecht Network semesters you can accept during 2019/20 (not students):


    (2018/19: 3)

    General University Website:


    International Office/Website for Incoming Students:

    http://www.studyabroad.txstate.edu/ (Study Abroad Office)

    Contact person for incoming and outgoing students:

    Oleksandra Sehin, PhD
    Coordinator, International Affairs & Study Abroad Office
    Thornton International House 
    601 University Dr. 
    San Marcos, TX 78666-4616 
    Telephone: 512.245.9660
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    Application website. If paper only, please write “paper only.”

    On-line application as well as Pr-Acceptance and Post-Acceptance Steps can be fount at http://www.studyabroad.txstate.edu/VISITING-INTERNATIONAL-STUDENTS.html

    How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduate versus graduates?

    Final admission decisions are made by the Dean of the Graduate College. For most programs, an admission decision will follow within three to four weeks from the time all application materials have been received. The number of applicants for a particular program influences the response time for decisions. After an application decision has been made, the applicant will receive an email notification from the Office of the Graduate College. 

    NOTE: The Graduate College requirements are very specific and may take longer to gather (e.g. notarized and translated documents).


    Other important notes


    Last updated

    February 2019

  • Dates

    Host Application deadline for each term

    Application deadline for Spring semester ( January - May) –  October 1st

    Application deadline for Fall  semester (August - December) - March 21st

    Academic Calendar

    Please list exact dates

    Fall 2017:
    First day of class and last day of final exams: August 28th - December 15th

    Spring 2018: 
    First day of class and last day of final exams: January 16th - May 14th


    Examination period(s)

    Fall 2017: December 8th – 15th

    Spring 2018: May 8th – 14th

    If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early?

    (i.e. semester ends in December and exams are late January).

    Exams starts just after the last day of classes

    Orientation session(s) for incoming students

    Is it mandatory, indicate dates and costs

    After arrival, exchange students have to attend the Welcome Meeting sponsored by the SAO and International Student Resource Fair Student Orientation sponsored by the International Office at Texas State.


    Fall 2017:  Mid-August (Usually one week before school starts). This information will be posted on the SAO website and students will be notified by email as well.

    Spring 2018: Early January (Usually one week before school starts). This information will be posted on the SAO website and students will be notified by email as well.

    Course registration deadline

    Spring semester : Late registration begins January 5th and ends January 15th 

    Fall semester: Late registration begins August 11th and ends August 24th

    For a complete list and exact deadlines visit the Texas State Academic calendar: 


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  • Costs

    Total cost estimates per month in US Dollars

    (broken down below)


    $2,500 - $4,500 per semester depending on the selected accommodation


    A) For students living on-campus and with a meal plan, expect to spend approximately $1,300 per semester, $250 per month. 
    B) For students without a meal plan, expect to spend $500 approximately each month.



    $600 per semester

    Local Transportation

    There are two bus systems available: The Bobcat Trams which has routes around campus and to various parts of San Marcos, and the CARTS city bus system of San Marcos. Both are free for students with their student ID cards.




    Health Insurance

    Texas State University has a health insurance requirement for international students that must be met each semester. All international students on non-immigrant visas are required by university policy to have health insurance coverage while enrolled in classes at Texas State.

    Exchange students are required to purchased the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health insurance plan endorsed by the university. There is no option to submit a waiver for the exchange students.

    $700 approximately each semester



    (please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

    Exchange students are required to pay an International Operations Fee of $60 each semester.

    Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?

    If not, please include fees in “other” field above.

    Exchange students can use their home country health insurance only as an additional form of coverage but they are still required to purchase the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance Plan endorsed by the Texas State University.


    Additional Notes


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  • Housing and Student Life

    Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?

    Yes. Students can choose from on-campus (dorms) or off-campus accommodations. The Study Abroad Office assists with the on-campus accommodations and

    If students are interested to live on campus, they have to select three residential hall preferences and complete Housing Preference Form section on their Incoming Exchange Application form. However, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantees a room in one of the selected accommodations. To view all  housing options and rates, please visit http://www.reslife.txstate.edu/livingoptions/options/chart.html

    Students can also arrange their own accommodation off-campus.  

    Housing options

    Students can live in university apartments or dorms with private or shared rooms.  Students can also arrange their own accommodation off-campus. 

    Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

    Contact person for on-campus accommodation: 

    Gabriele Rios-Fraticelli

    Coordinator, Housing Contracts and Assignments

    Housing and Residential Life

    Texas State University

    Phone: 512-245-2930

    Fax: 512-245-7619


    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    Contact person for off-campus accommodation:

    Margaret A. Yackel

    Coordinator, Housing and Residential Life

    Phone: 512.245.5595

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate?

    Please list housing application deadline.

    Students apply for on-campus housing with their regular application.

    Students will be informed about housing application dates once they have been admitted by Texas State University.  

    What kinds of health facilities are available at the university?

    Students who need medical assistance can visit the Student Health Center on campus.  

    Are internships available?


    Are student jobs available/allowed?

    Yes. Student jobs are available on-campus only. Students are allowed to work up to twenty hours per week.

    The best way to find an on-campus job is to go to the Career Services website. The exchange students cannot apply for Work-Study positions because those are for U.S. citizens who have been granted financial aid, but they may apply for Regular Wage jobs.

    Additional Notes

    Meningitis vaccine: Texas House Bill 4189 requires that any incoming new student who lives on campus must either receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet certain criteria for declining such a vaccination before they can live on campus. Students will not receive a housing assignment until the Department of Housing and Residential Life receive one of the required documentation. Student will also need the vaccination to be able to register for classes. Priority date for assignment will be the date that all documentation has been received. For more information, visit the Texas State Health Center website:


    Texas State University is located in San Marcos, Texas, a fast-growing city between Austin and San Antonio. For more information about the City of San Marcos, please visit its website: http://www.ci.san-marcos.tx.us/  

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  • Promotional Materials

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    Please keep in mind that these resources are here for partners to use to promote exchanges; this is not itself a promotional website. As such, please simply link to your promotional materials and refrain from embedding video or images on this page.

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    Last Updated

    23 May 2017