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Online Only Majors

At UHV, we offer programs completely online for students who are not able to attend face-to-face programs in the U.S. Whether you live in India or Australia or China or California, you can complete a program from University of Houston-Victoria without having to leave home. Take classes in the comfort of your home and your family! After finishing one of our fully-online programs, you can graduate from an accredited world-class program!

Online-Only Programs at UHV

UHV offers variety of academic programs online. International students (residing) out of the U.S. are eligible to enroll in online only programs. Please note, if you are a student planning to arrive to the U.S. under F-1 or J-1 student visa, you are not eligible to enroll in an online only programs. To obtain a list of Online Only Programs please visit our Majors and Degrees website and select the delivery mode to online (left navigation panel).

Benefits of completing a program fully online:

Low Costs

Completing an online program can reduce your cost by as much as 50% compared to the traditional method of face-to-face programs. Because you learn online from the comfort of your own home, you won't need to buy school supplies, pay for room and board, or worry about things such as meal plans travel expenses, or immigration fees. Most materials for your courses are available for download through your student account, which saves money on expensive texts and workbooks. Students are only responsible to pay for the tuition and fees for their online courses. Additionally, international students residing outside of the U.S., including Canada and Mexico, receive a $3,000 automatic scholarship towards their semester bill every year. And, the scholarship is renewable (conditions may apply). Please connect with an International Student Advisor at international@uhv.edu for more scholarship details. 

Flexibility and Comfort

Taking a class online means that you can read, learn the material, and do the work on your own time. Many classes are asynchronous, so you can complete each course when it is convenient for you. This means that you can complete online classes regardless of external conditions, personal commitments, or unexpected life situations that are bound to occur. With the flexibility of online classes, you can prioritize your time and work on your own pace. You will never have to miss a family gathering, important family events, Diwali, or Lunar New Year.

Obviously, online programs don't require a dress code. You can wear your favorite lounge wear while having a great time with family. You also don't have to worry about being too loud while eating during class and you can snack freely away while studying for your degree.

Networking Opportunities

Individual instruction does not mean that you will be completely isolated from the students also enrolled in your online class. Our online courses generally include message boards, which give you the opportunity to discuss class content and make connections with other students, no matter where they are located. This feature can prove invaluable as it provides new insights and different perspectives from classmates coming from a variety of backgrounds.

Scholarships

International students residing outside of the U.S. receive a $3,000 renewable scholarship towards their annual expenses. Students are responsible to maintain a 2.5 GPA for undergraduate students and a 3.0 for graduate students. International students residing out of the U.S. must register for a minimum of 12 credits (undergraduate) or 9 credits (graduate) in order to receive the $3,000 renewable scholarship. 

Graduation

UHV's International Programs Office will issue an invitation letter upon graduation for you to obtain the necessary U.S. visa to travel to the U.S. for your graduation. We hope that you and your family will attend graduation and have pictures taken with faculty from your degree, International Programs staff, and even the UHV president!

Application Process

International students residing outside of the U.S. and planning to enroll in a fully-online program must complete the admissions process as a online international student. Please email our office at international@uhv.edu for this unique application process.