The Department of French and Italian

Application Instructions and Requirements for Graduate Admission

Application materials for Fall 2022 are currently open. Fall 2022 appications will be due on or before Monday, January 3, 2022.

A. The “ApplyTexas” common application for graduate study, available at

  •  (6)86766-French
  •  (6)53800-Italian Studies

B. One uploaded copy of the official academic transcript from every senior college or university attended. For more information regarding transcripts, please visit

C. An official score report of your Graduate Record Examination (GRE)* results within the last five (5) years. The official GRE score report MUST include results for ALL test components (i.e., Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing). Only test score reports mailed or furnished directly from the testing agency are considered official. The UT Austin ETS code is 6882.

*This next year, the GRE is not required for those applying to the French and Italian Studies PhD programs for Fall 2022 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic from this previous year. We are temporarily waiving only the GRE scores for this year's application cycle (Fall 2022). If you have any questions about this, please contact the Graduate Coordinator, Jessica Luhn.

D. The application fee. A non-refundable fee of $65 will be charged to U.S. citizens for application processing. A non-refundable fee of $90 will be charged to international applicants. Note that the GIAC will not process applications without the application fee.

E. International students must also submit an official score report of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The UT Austin TOEFL code is 6882. There is no code for the IELTS. Language test requirements and waiver information can be found at

F. Personal statement of purpose (3-5 pages) explaining your reasons for wishing to pursue graduate study. Please state your area(s) of interest, possible specializations, and why our graduate program is well-suited to your academic goals.

G. Letters of recommendation from three (3) persons, all of whom must be professors or instructors.

H. Writing Samples – two (2) required samples (5-10 pages each) of your best written scholarly work. One sample must be in English. As for the second sample, it must be in French for applicants to the French graduate program (French Studies or French Linguistics) and in Italian for applicants to the Italian Studies graduate program. Writing samples should demonstrate your analytical writing, reasoning skills, research abilities, and scholarship, and each should be clearly focused on a single topic.

I. Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

All of the required application materials must be submitted electronically through the "Apply Texas" common application or through the upload modules made available after submitting your application. The upload modules can be accessed through the online application status check only after your application has been successfully submitted.

Jessica Luhn,

Graduate Coordinator


Useful Links

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How to Submit Electronic Letters of Recommendation

Educational Testing Service (GRE and TOEFL Exams)

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Financial Documents for International Students

Current Tuition and Fee Rates

  • Department of French and Italian

    University of Texas at Austin
    201 W 21st Street STOP B7600
    HRH 2.114A
    Austin, TX 78712-1800