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Application Steps

Specific application requirements may vary by program, but here are the general steps you will need to complete when applying for an Education Abroad program:
 
1
DISCOVER PROGRAMS
Use different search tools on the Comets Abroad portal (including Program Discovery, Advanced Search, and Map Search) to explore program options. If you need assistance, meet with Education Abroad to find a program based on your interests, needs, and goals.

 
2
START AN APPLICATION
Navigate to the program you've chosen and find the "Apply Now" button.  After clicking "Apply Now," follow these steps to login to the Comets Abroad portal:
  • Click "OK" on the pop-up notification
  • Select "I have a NetID and password" and click "Submit"
  • Enter your UTD NetID and password
  • Click "Login"
  • Select the term you're applying to and click "Apply"
    • Note: If the term you want is not listed, refer to the Important Dates webpage to make sure the application is open and the deadline hasn't passed.

 
3
COMPLETE THE INITIAL CHECKLIST
Application requirements may vary, but typically include:
  • Self-reported medical information and emergency contact
  • Digital signature documents
  • Registration for a pre-departure orientation
  • Reading material containing important information
Certain programs may also require an essay, a copy of your unofficial UTD transcript, an online recommendation from your academic advisor, or a copy of your resume.

 
4
AFTER ACCEPTANCE
Complete your second application checklist, which typically includes: To prepare for your time abroad, refer to the Final Pre-Departure Checklist.

 
5
WHILE ABROAD
Find ways to reflect on your experiences (blog, journal, video diary, etc.) and contact EducationAbroad@utdallas.edu if you need support during your time abroad.  Report any changes to your foreign address or phone number in the Comets Abroad portal.  If required for your program, upload a confirmation of your class schedule and submit an updated course pre-approval form for any classes you are taking that haven't already been pre-approved.

To share your study abroad experiences with Education Abroad and the UT Dallas community, tag your photos with #cometsabroad on Instagram or Facebook!

 
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UPON RETURN
  • Complete a program evaluation
  • If required for your program, request an official transcript be sent from your host institution to the following address:
The University of Texas at Dallas
Education Abroad, International Center
800 W. Campbell Road, SSB 36
Richardson, TX 75080-3021