University of Houston-Victoria

International Programs

Scholarships and Assistantships

International Programs Office Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Requirements to receive International Programs Scholarship are as follows

  • Admitted student at UHV
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for undergraduate and 3.0 for graduate
  • Fulltime enrolled student at UHV (concurrent enrollment will not apply, students must be registered for fulltime courses at UHV)
  • Additional requirements for international students on F-1 and J-1 vis holders: 
    • Students must be a F-1/J-1 international student before the start of the awarding semester.
    • Students must be a registered as an undergraduate or graduate international student at UHV.
    • J-1 Self paying and Sponsored students are eligible to receive the scholarship.
    • Change of Status (COS) students are eligible if the change of status to F-1 or J-1 is approved on or before the date listed on their immigration document (I-20/DS2019).
  • All scholarship recipients must maintain 10 International Programs volunteer hours each semester


  • Students receiving resident tuittion or waivers for resident tuition.
    • In-state waivers awarded by competitive scholarships, grants, or scholarships.
    • Graduate Assistantships
    • Senate Bill 1528
    • F-1 and J-1 students pending Change of Status (COS).
    • Failing to maintain F-1 immigration status. 


Graduate Assistantships

F-1 Graduate students will have the opportunities to receive graduate assistantships.  Graduate students are eligible to apply for Graduate Assistantships each semester they are enrolled at UHV.  These limited positions are renewed each semester or academic year, depending on the needs of the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, and the School of Education and Human Development.  Please contact your academic school for information on how to apply for the graduate assistantships:

School of Arts and Sciences

School of Business Administration

School of Education and Human Development

If you are approved to receive a graduate assistantship, you will be notified by mail and the letter will list the terms of employment.  You may need to accept the terms of employment by signing the letter and returning it to the academic school in order to be eligible for the assistantship. Check with your academic school to make yourself aware of their procedures.  A copy of the letter will be sent to the International Programs Office to be placed in your student file.  Please visit the International Programs Office to apply for your social security number. Once the assistantship is awarded please work with the Human Resources Office and/or Student Billing. 

Please work with appropriate academic school to learn of the total cost of the graduate assistantship. Graduate assistantships are awarded only to graduate students and must be approved by the appropriate academic school. The work involved must be relevant to the recipient’s degree program and of value to the university. Assistantships are ordinarily provided by the academic schools but may also be provided by other administrative units, so long as the assistantship meets the above criteria and is approved in writing by the dean of the appropriate school.

F1 students may be engage in Graduate Assistantships throughout the duration of their program and it will have no effect on post-completion Optional Practical Training. Work is limited to 20 hours per week while school is in session.  

Please contact the International Programs Office for more information pertaining to the above scholarships and assistantships.

Chat with us

  1. To schedule an appointment  or Join International Programs at the Virtual Lobby on Mondays to Fridays 8-5pm Central Standard Time (The university is closed on the weekends and federal holidays) 
  2. Face-2-Face meetings are available via appointment only.  To schedule a face-2-face meeting visit Microsoft Bookings
  3. For prospective/potential students, every Thursday at 11am U.S. Central Standard Timezone, Click the zoom link  To convert time to the U.S. CST time click Timezone Converter
  4. Study Abroad weekly sessions on Wednesday at 3pm though the International Programs Zoom channel.
  5. Alll virtual appointments will be recorded.