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New UConn Students

Welcome, and congratulations on your admission to UConn! Admitted international students must follow a number of steps before arriving at UConn. International Student and Scholar services can guide you through this process. Most international students must apply for an F-1 Student visa to study at UConn. UConn will issue you a Form I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for this purpose.  Incoming exchange students, and students who are coming on certain government sponsored programs, must apply for a J-1 Exchange Visitor visa. The University will issue for you a DS-2019 Certificate of Eligibility for this purpose.

Admitted Bachelor’s degree students should follow these steps here to obtain an I-20 from the Undergraduate Admission office, but should still use this webpage for other important pre-arrival information.

All other new students: Follow the steps on this webpage menu to request your I-20/DS-2019 and prepare for your arrival to the United States.  

Current UConn Students Admitted to a New Program

If you are a current UConn student and you have been admitted to a new program, or you are a recent graduate and will start a new program, you should request your new Form I-20 using a different application form.

Current students who will begin a new program at the same UConn campus should read requirements and complete the Change Education Level record .

Current students who will begin a new program at a different UConn campus should read requirements and complete the Internal Transfer record.


Readmitted Students, or Students Returning after a Break to Continue Same Program

Are you returning to UConn to resume a program after a temporary leave or break in the program? Request your I-20 using the Returning Student I-20/DS-2019  Request.


Sponsored Students and Scholars

If you are an international student, scholar or FLTA coming to UConn with a J-1 visa from a sponsoring institution (e.g. Fulbright, IIE, LASPAU, Amideast, IREX, USAID, etc.) please fill out the Sponsored Student/Scholar Registration form. Completing this form will connect you with our sponsored student/scholar advisor. We will provide you with important information about orientation, pre-arrival resources, and ensure that you stay connected to the programs and services provided by ISSS.


Not yet admitted to UConn?

Prospective Bachelor’s students should check here for information on applying to UConn. Prospective Master’s/PhD students should check admission criteria and procedures for both the program you wish to study in, as well as the Graduate School admission procedures.  

If you are interested in studying English as a Second Language, UCAELI offers an Intensive English Program.

Prospective research students must be invited by a UConn faculty member to undertake research or an internship at the University. Please visit our webpage for Visiting Scholars to learn more.


Information on the Executive Order Travel Ban

Admitted students whose travel may be impacted by the President’s Executive Order Travel Ban should stay in contact with ISSS regarding plans. Please keep checking ISSS Information on the Executive Order for updates and guidance as changes occur.

Student/Exchange Visitor Applicants Privacy Notice:

For information on the University’s privacy policy and how it relates to international students and exchange visitors, please visit here.