Welcome to ISSSO
International Student and Scholar Services advance the goals of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services by providing for the special needs of international students and exchange visitors related to their status as non-immigrants of the United States. It fulfills the University of Houston's responsibility to comply with the laws and regulations of the U.S. government and promotes internationalization through comprehensive services and programs.
To better protect students, faculty, and staff from COVID-19, all appointments will be remote. The advisor will contact you in advance with instructions.
Resources for international faculty and scholars.
Information on available scholarships and emergency aid.
Optional Practical Training (OPT) is defined in the regulations as "temporary employment for practical training directly related to the student's major area of study."
Frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 for the Spring 2022 semester.
ISSSO will be partnering with on campus organizations to provide airport pick up from January 6th through January 11th, 2022 to incoming international students.
A reminder to check your immigration documents and certain deadlines, travel planning, and the opportunities to enjoy some of our programs/events.
International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.
Phone & Fax
Phone: (713) 743-5065
Fax: (713) 743-5079
University of Houston
International Student and Scholar Services
Student Center North. Room 203
4465 University Dr.
Houston, TX 77204-3024
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm