University of Houston-Victoria

International Programs

Current International Students


University is open and operational. On-campus Housing is open and Dinning will resume for fall 2020. Fall 2020 operational plan will be released soon. International students planning to return to the U.S. from abroad are strongly recommended NOT to make travel plans until mid-July and plan to arrive no later than 14-days prior to any campus activity start date. F-1 students are recommended to remain at UHV at this time. If students wish to return home students can return home, but strongly recommended to check with CDC for possibility of their return to the U.S. We cannot confirm that students will be able to return to the U.S. once departed. The U.S. Embassies are temporary closed. If students are able to return and have plans to return to the U.S. students must be prepared to be self-quarantined for 14 days prior to any activity start date for fall 2020. More information email Please note if you are a student out of the U.S. planning to arrive to UHV, please contact International Programs 21 days prior ro your arrival as you are madated to self-quarantine for 14 days. 

Student Virtual Advising Advising

Due COVID-19 IPO is offering virtual student advising on the following dates and times. To schedule or create an individual appointment. 

UHV at Katy International Student Advising Hours
Monday and Thursday: 10am to 3pm (by appointment)
Walkin Hours: Monday and Thursday 10am to 5pm. 
I-20 requests and updated must be submitted in writing and will take 5-7 business days. 

COVID-19 Enrollment Check and Immigration Maintenance
F-1 and J-1 Students remaining in the U.S. must follow all guidelines set forth by faculty in taking courses online. Students must complete assigned tasks and assignments. IP advisors will check with faculty your participation and submission of course work until May 8th 2020. 

Your International Advisor
Students with last name: A - M
Dr. Ludmi Herath

Students with last name: N to Z
Ms. Yvonne Garcia 


Welcome to UHV! The International Programs (IP) is here to answer your questions and help you with any concerns that you may have. IP is your best resource on immigration matters as it pertains to your student or scholar visa. We are also the office responsible for working with U.S. federal agencies regarding our international students and scholars studying and/or working. Our dedicated staff can also assist you with your social and personal adjustment to life in the United States. We encourage you to use this site often to learn of the latest changes in immigration issues, upcoming events, and important topics that are relevant to international students.

We hope that you will enjoy your time here in Victoria and at UHV!