How To Apply for Admission to a UAF Degree Program
Instructions for Degree-seeking International Students
The U.S. Department of State also offers a variety of reources for students wishing to study in the United States, covering topics such as a general overview of higher education at the undergraduate and graduate levels and how student visas work. Please review their website for additional information.
The Office of Admissions and the Registrar will collect and oversee the review of your admissions documents. In order to issue your U.S. immigration document (I-20 - needed to apply for the F-1 student visa and to enter the U.S. in student status), we must receive the UAF Financial Statement for International Students and supporting documentation. Additionally, to ensure your I-20 is issued accurately, we must have a copy of your passport identification page. Once we have received these documents and you are fully admitted, International Programs & Initiatives will issue the immigration document (I-20) and send it to you along with your official letter of acceptance and information about applying for your F-1 visa and travel to Alaska.
John Smelter, Senior Admissions Counselor for Transfer and International Recruitment, is more than happy to help you through the application process and answer your questions about the university and life in Alaska. Meet John!
For questions regarding the F-1 visa and immigration, please feel free to contact Carol Holz, Associate Director, Immigration Compliance. You may also wish to visit the Frequently Asked Questions on the Information for Newly Admitted Students. Information is available about the visa application process, arriving in Fairbanks, employment and other topics.
We're excited that you are considering the University of Alaska Fairbanks! You can learn more by visiting UAF's page for international student admissions.