Welcome: Start Here!

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 the 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 students: Follow the steps on this webpage to request your I-20/DS-2019.  

Information on the Executive Order

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

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 for further information.

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.