International Relations and Global Studies

UT Internal Transfer Admission

An Internal Transfer is a student who is already admitted to the University of Texas at Austin but is declared in another major. Students who are transferring to UT from another institution should explore our Freshman and Transfer Admission page


All internal transfers into the IRG major will need to complete an application for admission.

Students who have already completed a degree will NOT be considered for internal transfer admission. 

The number of students who want to major in IRG exceeds the number who can be adequately instructed by the faculty.  There are likely to be more students who will be eligible to apply to the IRG major than can be admitted, so meeting the minimum requirements in not a guarantee of admission to the IRG major.  

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for internal transfer into the IRG major as an undergraduate student you must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA with at least 12 hours in residence taken for a letter grade.
  2. Must have at least two of the following in progress or completed:
    • At least one foreign language course with a grade of C or higher
    • ECO 301 or ECO 304L 
    • GRG 305
    • ANT 302 or SOC 302
    • Area studies course: ANS, EUS, LAS, MES, REE, AFR (from approved list)
  3. Must attend an internal transfer information session.
  4. Ability to graduate in four years may be taken into account in the admissions decisions.

Please Note: The intent of the internal transfer session is to enhance your understanding of IRG as a major at UT and therefore help you determine if IRG is the right major for you.  

Fall 2019 Admission decisions will be announced in late May. 


Video: Learn more about the IRG major

Internal Transfer Info Sessions

Info session dates for Fall 2019 will be updated in early August.


Fall 2019 Admission decisions will be announced in late May.