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Process After Admissions

You've been accepted to UTSA. Now what? This page informs you of the next steps you must take to attend UTSA.

Non-F-1/J-1 Visa Students

F-1 Visa Students

J-1 Visa Students

Financial Aid Resources

 

Non-F-1/J-1 Visa Students

Students whose visa is other than an F-1 or J-1 student visa will receive a welcome letter from International Student Services by both postal mail and e-mail. This letter will explain the orientation process for the upcoming semester.

Special note for B1/B2 and F2 visa holders
If you are in the United States on a B-1, B-2 or F-2 visa, you must change your visa status to F-1 student visa before you enroll in a degree program at UTSA. If you do not change your visa status to F-1, you risk violating your immigration status. Please contact International Student Services and speak to an international student advisor to discuss the process of changing your immigration status to F1.


F-1 Visa Students

If you have been accepted to UTSA and you are applying for an F-1 visa in your home country, you need to obtain your UTSA Initial Attendance I-20 form.

Required Items for I-20 Form

If you are already studying on an F-1 visa in the U.S. and plan to transfer to UTSA, see Transferring to UTSA for instructions.

How to Submit

You can submit the above documents to International Student Services by:

1. E-mail the documents as attachments to newinternational@utsa.edu. Please do not send compressed files (.zip, .rar, etc). We accept PDF, JPEG, JPG formats.

2. Mail the documents to:

UTSA Office of International Programs
International Student Services
One UTSA Circle
Main Building 1.210
San Antonio, TX 78249

 

Once we have received all the required documents, International Student Services will issue an I-20 form. International Student Services is limited to use U.S. Postal Services (USPS) first class mail to mail your I-20 form to you. Please be aware that it will take 3 to 4 weeks, possibly longer, to receive the I-20 form via USPS.

If you would like to receive the I-20 by express mail, please make an  arrangement with EShipGlobal at your own expense. Instructions can be found within the Express Mail Option section of this site.

J-1 Visa Students

If you have been accepted to UTSA and you are applying for a J-1 visa in your home country, you need to obtain your UTSA DS-2019.

Required Items for DS-2019 Form

How to Submit

You can submit the above documents to International Student Services by:

1. E-mail the documents as attachments to newinternational@utsa.edu. Please do not send compressed files (.zip, .rar, etc). We accept PDF, JPEG, JPG file formats.

2. Mail the documents to:

UTSA Office of International Programs
International Student Services
One UTSA Circle
Main Building 1.210
San Antonio, TX 78249

 

Once we have received all the required documents, International Student Services will issue a DS-2019 form. International Student Services is limited to use U.S. Postal Services (USPS) first class mail to mail your DS-2019 form to you. Please be aware that it will take 3 to 4 weeks, possibly longer, to receive the DS-2019 form via USPS.

If you would like to receive the I-20 by express mail, please make an arrangement with EShipGlobal at your own expense. Instructions can be found within the Express Mail Option section of this site.

 

Financial Aid Resources

Q: Where can I start looking for scholarships?
A: There are many websites with databases that students can search to find scholarships for which they might qualify.
UTSA suggests students begin their search with these websites:

International Student Loan Program
www.internationalstudentloan.com
A source of financial aid for international students who will be studying abroad. They have a calculator tool that allows you to compare student loans from various sources to get the best deal for you.

International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)
www.iefa.org/international-student-loans
The leading Internet source for financial aid for international students.

International Scholarships
www.internationalscholarships.com/search
An Internet search engine to assist international students looking for scholarships.
 

Q: Where else can I look for funding?
A: Some applicants may receive financial assistance from  family members, their home countries, past employers, or other organziations.