University of Houston-Victoria

International Programs

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Welcome from the International Programs Office

University is open and operational. On-campus Housing is open and Dinning will resume for fall 2020. Students planning to return to the U.S. from overseas must sefl-quarantine for 14 days prior to attending any activity on-campus. International Programs strive to provide the best services to our international students. Please allow 3-5 business days to review, process admissions and immigration documents. International Programs completes tasks including email responses on a first-come-first basis. Duplicate emails will be automatically disregarded and please avoiod emailing multiple staff members at the International Programs. Direct all emails and documents to and include UHV ID (if applicable). 

Chat/ Meet with us

  1. For prospective/potential students, every Thursday (September 10th onwards) at 11am U.S. Central Standard Timezon,
    1. Click the zoom link,
    2. Student must register to attend Zoom session. 
  2. Current UHV student, then the student must use UHV credentials and create an appointment using Microsft Bookings at
    To create or schedule appointment 
  3. If students wish to meet with a Primary/ Designated School Official at the campus location (Effective September 2nd 2020). Students are encouraged to contact the International Programs at or call at 361-570-4106 to schedule an appointment ahead of time. Students with appointments are given priority over walk-in students. Students must follow UHV requirements set forth for COVID-19 (mandatory mask, 6 feet distance, termperature check). If you are not feeling well do not make it to the meeting. 
    1. Victoria: Tuesday 9-2pm, Wednesday 11am-3pm, Friday 9-noon. 
    2. Katy: Wednesday 10-4pm, Friday 10-2pm. 

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The University of Houston-Victoria in Victoria, Texas, offers a unique combination of excellent, affordable, and personalized academic and leadership opportunities to empower students to become successful 21st-century citizens in an increasingly complex world. We offer accredited and nationally ranked programs at an affordable price with automatic scholarship opportunities for international students. UHV makes sure that its graduates are given the tools they need to make their mark in society and the world.

At the University of Houston-Victoria, the International Programs Office functions as a catalyst for internationalization and a hub for all things international for our International Students and Scholars as well as our domestic students seeking to expand their horizons. 

Our Objectives

  • Promotes and Increases cross-cultural learning, global engagement and global competency

  • To assist the University's various academic and Student Life Departments to integrate global perspective into the curriculum and program development and implementation

  • Serve as the primary campus liaison to U.S. government agencies (Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Student and Exchange Visitor Program) in issues relevant to F-1 and J-1 students and scholars to ensure access to updated and accurate immigration information to be in compliance with U.S. F-1 and J-1 immigration regulations 

  • To enhance the University's commitment to supporting faculty and staff for their efforts to internationalize the curriculum, programs, and institution

  • To provide opportunities for faculty and staff members interested in initiating a new or enhancing existing teaching, learning, research, innovation, outreach and engagement activities to graduate globally competent and globally engaged global leaders.  

  • To enhance existing programs for international students and scholars and to strengthen their engagement in academic components of the University.

  • Serve as the primary responsible department for Comprehensive Internationalization at the University
  • Conduct intercultural training programs and services to prepare UHV faculty and staff, students, and the greater community to be effective global citizens through a variety of training opportunities