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International Students

We welcome students from around the world.

Our dedication to serving communities knows no bounds and we're proud to provide a leading-edge health care education to students from across the globe.

International students who wish to apply for admission must fully satisfy all admission criteria in order to gain acceptance to their intended degree program. After the student is shown to meet all admission criteria including language scores and finances, the student will only be issued a Federal Form I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status if the student meets the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) requirements regarding admission, finances, and F-1 non-immigrant eligibility. For more information about SEVP, the Form I-20, and F-1 non-immigrant eligibility please visit Study in the States at studyinthestates.dhs.gov/.

Please see the USCIS ELIS and Nonimmigrant Students Fact Sheet for more information.

The University reserves the right to require placement exams in mathematics or science, additional verification of English proficiency, and/or an interview with the applicant.

We will notify the applicant if any of this additional information is needed and will schedule appropriate times and dates.

Checklist for International Students

In addition to the required admission application materials, the following must be submitted in order to be considered for admission:

  • Academic Records: Official academic records (secondary or college) with official credit evaluation by a credential evaluation service associated with the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE) or the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
    Education Credentials Evaluators (ECE), World Education Services (WES) or InCred (preferred for athletes).
  • Evidence of English proficiency: International applicants should show proof of English proficiency by submitting an English proficiency test score or contacting the Office of Admissions to discuss waiving the requirement due to previous instruction in English. View test options and minimum score requirements.
  • Proof of Financial Support: Proof of financial support for attendance must be submitted via a notarized bank statement, no more than six months old from the time of submission to UHSP, in the applicant’s name that shows deposited U.S. currency funds. If the funds are not in applicant's name, a notarized Affidavit of Financial Support for F-1 Student Form from a financial sponsor is required. The affidavit form should define the exact amount designated for the applicant’s educational and living expenses and the period of time for which this financial support is pledged.
    The sponsor’s full name, mailing address, phone number, and email address are required.
    Proof of Citizenship and Visa Status: If you currently reside in the United States, you must submit evidence of your current status with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
     This may include forms I-20, I-94 and a current visa.
  • Additional required documents may be requested as needed.

After you receive your acceptance, you will also be required to submit a Transfer Verification Form for F-1 Students prior to enrollment.

Learn more about the application requirements for undergraduate students and the professional program.

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