Considerations for International Students

For the purposes of admissions to the UConn School of Business, applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America are considered international applicants or international students.

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U.S. Student Visa Sponsorship

Because of the academic format, some of our graduate programs are unable to issue student visas.  Please refer to the chart below for more information. If you require a student visa issued by the UConn School of Business, you are encouraged to apply only to those programs that can issue visas.

Program Ability to issue visas
Executive MBA Program No
FLEX MBA Program – Any campus Contact Program
Online MBA Program No
MS in Accounting No
MS in Business Analytics and Project Management Yes
MS in Financial and Enterprise Risk Management Yes
MS in Financial Technology (FinTech) Yes
MS in Human Resource Management No
Ph.D. in Business Administration Yes
Accounting Certificate Program No
Advanced Business Certificates – Any campus Contact Program
Long-term Healthcare Management Certificate No

Application Submission Deadlines

International candidates should apply as soon as possible.  Student visa sponsored by the University of Connecticut are required to have all materials submitted to the International Students and Scholar Services (ISSS) office 1 month prior to the start of classes, to ensure proper I-20 processing time. The primary reason for early application is that we anticipate the policies and procedures surrounding issuance or student visas will continue to be strict and time-consuming.  Please check the program deadlines page for individual submission deadlines.

Policy on Language Proficiency Examinations

International applicants to graduate degree programs who are also requesting student visas must submit language test scores.  The online application system will allow you to report test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL-ibt, preferred), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), and the Pearson Test of English (PTE).

Official Academic Credentials

Applicants with academic credentials from non-U.S. institutions must submit official copies of their academic credentials upon submission of their application. If you would like these returned to you, please include a cover sheet with the documents and provide a mailing address. Please refer to the Educational History application instructions for detailed information.

Degree Statements

The UConn Graduate School also requires all International Applicants to provide an official Statement of Degree, for each University where a degree was awarded. Each official Degree Statement must be accompanied by an official English translation.

Matriculation and I-20 Process

If you are an international student who requires U.S. student visa sponsorship by the University of Connecticut, please be prepared to submit an immigration document request to International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) office. This will be sent to you after you have been admitted by the Graduate School.

Please be prepared to submit the following documents to the ISSS office after you have been admitted:

  • Financial Declaration Form
  • Proof of Support
  • Copy of Passport

Should you have any questions about the required materials, please contact the ISSS office at

Once you have been admitted by the Graduate School, you will be sent a link to request an immigration document where you will be required to upload the materials mentioned above. You will require a NetID to apply for an I-20 or DS-2019. This will be e-mailed to you within 2-5 business days of receiving your admission notification.

When Will My I-20 Be Ready?

Once you have submitted ALL required materials, including all original transcripts, degree certificates/ diplomas, we will be able to matriculate you. Please keep in mind; we will not matriculate you without these materials. If you are missing any materials for matriculation at the time of admittance, The Graduate School will contact you, and specify which materials we are waiting for.  The Graduate School will accept Chinese transcripts that are verified by either CHESICC (China Higher Education Students Information and Career Center), or CDGDC (China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center).

Accepting enrollment triggers the creation of your I-20 document in the International Students and Scholar Services (ISSS) office- the creation of an I-20 is fairly quick- however the I-20 document along with matriculation materials from The Graduate School will not be released for a student until matriculation takes place. Please remember the matriculation step requires that all required documents (INCLUDING all original transcripts, degree certificates/ diplomas) have been submitted to the Graduate School at the following address:

University of Connecticut Graduate School
Graduate Transcripts
438 Whitney Road Ext, U-1152
Storrs, CT 06269-1152

Please contact your department to check on the status of your matriculation. Once your I-20 is ready, most departments expedite these materials, including your matriculation packet from the Graduate School to you. Please contact your department for details about how these materials will be sent to you.

Federal Immigration Updates

For information on executive orders as they regard your travel or academic plans, please reference the Federal Immigration Updates information available through the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) office.

Visa Compliance Fee

The Visa Compliance Fee is assessed to international students on F-1 and J-1 visas to fund services related to University visa sponsorship.
For the current fee amount and additional questions, please visit UConn Visa Compliance Fee Information.