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Jacqueline Woolley, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Frequently Asked Questions about the SURE Program



1. Can I apply if I am graduating (April or May) before the SURE program begins (June)?

Yes, but priority will be given to sophmores and juniors.

2. Am I eligible if I attend a university outside of the State of Texas?

No, we are not accepting students from universities outside of Texas. Our current funding is restricted to Texas residents. This may change in the future.

3. Am I eligible if I am a freshman?

Yes, but priority will be given to sophmores and juniors.

4. Am I eligible if I am not an ethnic minority?

Yes, you are eligible to apply. Students from under-represented groups are strongly encourages to apply; however, being under-represented is not limited to ethnicity.


5. If I am not accepted this year, can I reapply the following year?

Yes you can apply the following year. We encourage students to reapply if they are not accepted.

6. Is on-campus housing for non-UT students mandatory during this internship?

No, on-campus housing is not mandatory. You can deny on-campus housing and still be accepted in this internship.

7. Am I allowed to take a course at UT during this internship?

Yes, as long as the coursework does not interfere with your performance in this internship.  Also if a course is taken you are responsible for tuition. 

8.  Should I receive a confirmation email that my application as been received?

No, but a statement at the end of your application will let you know it was received.

9.  When should I receive a status update on my applicaiton?

Our goal is to have decisions made within 3 weeks after the deadline.  You will receive a notificaion regardless of being accepted or not.

Contact Us:

Application Form

Applications for Summer 2015 will be accepted beginning January 15, 2015. The deadline for Summer 2015 is March 15, 2015.

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