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. We will issue the Form I-20 and your official letter of admission after your supporting documents and enrollment deposit are received through the ISSS portal.
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, 2019 in English, personal sponsor) to show you can meet estimated costs for first year of program
- If you currently reside in the U.S. with an F/J Visa and will transfer your SEVIS record to UConn, complete the SEVIS Transfer Release Form with your current school's DSO/ARO. You may upload the completed SEVIS Transfer Form with your online I-20/DS-2019 request or your current school can send this information directly. Please note: UConn will not issue your new Form I-20 until after your SEVIS record is released by your current school.
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.