Incoming Exchange Students

Information for Students

Students from our partner universities, with whom Lamar University has an existing exchange agreement with, are welcome to study at Lamar University on exchange for one semester or an entire academic year. You can find detailed information about the process in the International Exchange Fact Sheet 2024.

How to Study Abroad at Lamar University

If a student from one of our partner institutions would like to study with us for a semester or academic year, they are encouraged to contact their home institution's office of international affairs or study abroad. Their home institution will be able to provide information regarding application materials and required documents. To prepare in advance, you should gather your official transcripts, TOEFL score, a copy of your passport, and immunization records. There will be additional documents that you will be required to fill out, which will be provided for you by your home institution.

Your international officer will need to submit a nomination form on your behalf through the Nominate An Exchange Student button below. Once you are nominated, you can submit the Student Exchange Application. Our deadlines are as follows:

Fall: Nomination due March 15 / Application due April 15

Spring: Nomination due August 15 / Application due September 15


Upon acceptance to Lamar University, students must decide on their housing arrangements. Exchange students and strongly encouraged to seek on-campus housing in the dormitories. For more information about on-campus housing visit Housing and Residence Life.

Life at Lamar University

There are a wide variety of student organizations and programs to get involved in on campus. At the start of every semester, Lamar University holds an Involvement Fair. There is also an international festival that occurs once a year. Students are encouraged to participate in any of the extracurricular programs offered by the university.

The Cardinals Beyond Borders buddy program is a great way to make new friends on campus. It's held every semester and pairs international and domestic students up to participate in a variety of fun activities on campus. For more information, check out Cardinals Beyond Borders.