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International Student & Scholar Services

The International Student & Scholar Services office is committed to offering immigration advising and support to our international student and scholar population. Read more below about the number of international students and scholars at our university and how we compared to peer and aspirational institutions in 2021.

By the Numbers


H-1B & O petitions (work authorization for international employees)


CPT applications (work authorization for internships)


New F and J students in 2021


Walk-in or advising check-ins for international students


Total enrolled F and J students


Total J-1 scholars (people doing collaborative teaching and research with UT faculty)


OPT applications (work authorization for recently graduated F1 students)

UT in Relation to Peer Institutions 2020–21

UT in Relation to Aspirational Institutions 2020–21

In Their Words: Thornton Center

International student athletes at an event in Fall 2021 (photo by Caitlin Ryan)

International student athletes at an event in Fall 2021 (photo by Caitlin Ryan)

For international student athletes, who have to anticipate NCAA rules in addition to immigration paperwork, navigating college can be especially complicated. 

That’s why Caitlin Ryan, assistant director of Student Athlete Development, and Denise Jilka, assistant director of Academic Services, of the Thornton Athletics Student Life Center—in partnership with the International Student & Scholar Services office—have made a commitment to thoroughly advising international student athletes.

Read Full Thornton Center Story