University of Houston-Victoria

International Programs


Academic Major Guide

F-1/J-1 International Student Admission

International students must be enrolled in programs which meet the face-to-face course requirements regulated by the U.S. Department of Citizenship and Immigration Services.  Full-time enrollment is required for Fall and Spring terms. Full-time for undergraduate students is 12 semester hours (usually 4 courses), and for graduate students full-time equals 9 semester hours (3 courses).   F-1 visa holders are limited to one online course within the full-course load.  Summer enrollment is optional, and instruction during the summer enrolled courses may be either face-to-face or online. Each academic school at University of Houston-Victoria has provided a list of programs in each campus/teaching location that meet the enrollment criteria F-1/J-1 international students. 

Campus Information

Victoria Campus - Victoria, Texas campus – The Victoria campus is currently the only University of Houston-Victoria campus to admit first and second-year undergraduate students.  The Victoria campus offers courses that meet F-1 instruction requirements in both undergraduate (Freshman through Senior-level courses) and graduate programs specified in the list below.

New UHV-Katy location is at 2002 W. Grand Parkway N, Building 2.

Students at all campus locations are enrolled as UHV students and upon completion will receive their degree from the University of Houston-Victoria.  You will want to work closely with your degree plan counselor or academic coordinator along with staff at the International Programs Office to assure successful program completion in a timely manner.

School of Arts and Sciences
The following programs are offered at the Victoria and Katy locations.

If you wish to connect with faculty and staff or with an Academic Advisor please contact School of Arts and Sciences. Our dedicated faculty and staff can answer all your questions.

School of Business Administration
Victoria campus programs

School of Business Administration
Katy campus

If you wish to connect with an Academic Advisor please contact School of Business Administration Advisors. Our dedicated faculty and staff will answer all of your questions.

School of Education, Health Professions, and Human Development