COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance


As of May 11, 2023, the U.S. government will no longer require visitors to be fully vaccinated before entering the U.S.

Degree-seeking International Student (F-1 Visa)

Students apply to, and are admitted through, the UMF Admission Office. Once academically admitted, students work with the Office of Global Education to receive documents required for the visa application, make arrival and orientation preparations, and receive ongoing immigration advising.

International Exchange Visitor (J-1 visa)

Exchange students must first be nominated to the Office of Global Education by one of our partner institutions. Once the nomination is submitted, students will receive an email containing a unique link and detailed instructions to access the online Exchange Visitor application. J-1 Scholars must be sponsored by a UMF host faculty/department. The Office of Global Education will issue documents required for the visa application and provide arrival and orientation information as well as academic and immigration advising.

In the links below, you will find information that will help you plan your UMF experience as an international degree-seeking or exchange student/scholar.
Activate UMS/UMF Accounts
Housing and Dining
Entry Visa
Apply for Visa
Pre-Departure, Arrival and Orientation

Medical History and Immunizations
Health Insurance
Course Selection
Academic Calendar


SEVIS and Transfers
Local Things to Do
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Paying Your Bill
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U.S. Income Taxes