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Welcome to the UT Austin Department of Mathematics. We are delighted to have you join our department!

When you get to Austin, check in with Liesbeth Demaer, PMA 8.144, (inside the Mathematics Department's Main Office suite) at your scheduled appointment time. She will have important orientation information and paperwork for you. You may also wish to say hello to the Graduate Adviser, in PMA 8.114. 

Our Graduate Adviser has advised all PhD students by phone prior to registration for classes for the Fall semester. Actuarial students will be advised by Dr. Mark Maxwell. Note that this schedule for advising is only applicable to new graduate students.  Advising for current students occurs at a different time (which is also announced via departmental email).

A very important part of your early Ph.D. program here will be the preliminary exams.  Please review this section carefully and be prepared to discuss any questions or concerns during advising.

For detailed information on the various forms of financial support offered by the department, see the Financial Information page.

As a new graduate student, it will also be very helpful for you to review the Graduate School's website for new and current students.

All new graduate students are required to attend all of the Department's orientation presentations. 



U.S. immigration rules and regulations can be very complex. International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) will help you navigate these complexities throughout your time at UT. They maintain an excellent website to address the needs of international students. 

There are many tasks to take care of before you arrive to study in a different country. the Pre-Arrival Checklist for Students will help you make sure you remember some of the most important ones. After you arrive in the U.S. you will have to complete a New Student Check-In. You will not be able to register for classes until you complete that process (this will show up as an "I bar" if you try to register prior to completing the New Student Check-In).



Some international students may be required to take an English screening test before being allowed to register (this will show up as a "J bar" when you try to register).

To be eligible for a TA or AI appointment, international students must receive the International Teaching Assistant (ITA) English certification.  You will have to pass an Oral English Assesment and workshop.  For more information visit the International Teaching Assistant (ITA) website.