Nomination and Application

Application and Supporting Documents


Number of Participants

UIW may accept up to two (2) undergraduate students during an academic year or one (1) undergraduate student for an entire academic year (AY). An academic year is defined as the fall and spring semesters.


Please send your student nomination(s) via email to Brooke Paynter at

  • Surname or family name
  • First or given name
  • Student email
  • Proposed exchange period
  • Graduation year
  • Academic program and/or major(s)

Missed the deadline? Contact us to inquire about whether we are still accepting applications for the upcoming term.


Please complete the Exchange Program Application and courier the following documents to:

Brooke Paynter
University of the Incarnate Word
847 E. Hildebrand Ave. Ste. F103
San Antonio, TX 78212

Documents to include:

  1. Exchange Program Application
  2. Official university/college-level transcripts from your current and previous
  3. Official English proficiency test scores (see below)
  4. Official bank statement indicating at least $10,215 US Dollars for one
    semester or $20,430 US Dollars for two semesters.
  5. Copy of passport
An admissions decision cannot be determined until all official documentation
has been received. Only applications submitted by the home institution will be

IMPORTANT: Post-admittance, students will be required to submit health records

for proof of meningitis vaccine directly to Health Services via email.

Health Insurance

Exchange students are required to purchase international health insurance from UIW only. Other insurance will not be accepted.

Proof of Meningitis Vaccine

Texas State law (SB 62) mandates that all entering students under the age of 22 provide a certificate signed by a health care provider or an official immunization record verifying that a student has been vaccinated against bacterial meningitis or has received a booster during the five years preceding admission to the University. Students cannot pre-register for courses without having submitted appropriate medical documentation. Please visit the Health Services website to learn more. Students should email the documentation to with their UIW student ID number, full name and date of birth.


Students who are accepted into UIW’s exchange program will receive a Certificate of Eligibility (DS-2019) and information packet with next steps from International Student and Scholar Services. For more information, please contact us at