Financial & Visa Information
The Form I-20 will enable you to apply for the F-1 visa necessary to study in the United States. The F-1 application should be completed immediately following the release of your admission decision. Your Form I-20 will be available electronically in the ISSS Portal after your supporting documents and enrollment fee are received.
Once accepted to UConn, prepare electronic copies (.pdf or .jpg) of the required documents listed below. All documents must be named as "YOUR FAMILY NAME, your given name-item name" (e.g. SMITH, John - passport). Previously submitted documents as part of the application for admission will not be considered.
- Copy of passport
- Completed and signed Financial Declaration Form
- Financial support document indicating source of expected funding (e.g. bank statement issued after February 1, 2022 in English, personal sponsor) to show you can meet estimated costs for first year of program
- If you are currently in the U.S.: Copies of your current immigration documents (for example, I-20/DS-2019 if currently in F or J status, or I-94 with status expiration date, if holding another visa status).
If you have been studying in the U.S. with an F or J visa, you must request that your current school transfer your SEVIS record to the UConn campus where you will enroll. You must read the special information for transfer-in students further on this page for a listing of the UConn campus names for SEVIS transfer purpose. You must also provide a copy of your UConn admission letter to your current international office. UConn will not issue your new Form I-20 until after your current school releases your SEVIS record.
Financial and visa documentation is not considered part of the application for admission and is to be completed only after an offer of admission is made. Documentation received prior to an admission decision cannot be applied towards the visa application process.
Admitted students must be prepared to verify their country of birth, citizenship, immigration status, date of birth, local international address (outside of the U.S.), ability to meet University expenses, and full name (which must match the names that appear on the passport).
University distributed financial aid, including need-based grants and loans, is not available to undergraduate international students.