International Students

Before you get here checklist

International student resources

Our office is happy to help with any questions that you may have as you are planning your arrival on campus.  The following tips and links provide some useful information to assist in your transition to campus:

  • Do you need to provide proof of funding?  Complete our Certification of Finances Form.
  • Provide the Graduate School with a copy of your passport to ensure that your I-20 or DS-2019 is processed correctly.
  • Pay your Sevis Fee and schedule your visa appointment as soon as possible if you have not already done so.
  • The University recommends the following immunizations prior to your arrival:
    • Meningococcus vaccine
    • Tetanus/ Diphtheria (a primary series and a booster within the last ten years)
    • Measles vaccine (two doses) or Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)
    • Varicella vaccine, if you have not had chickenpox
    • Hepatitis A & B vaccine (three doses)
  • Complete a Transfer Form if you are already in the US and transferring from another university.  You will NOT need to pay a new Sevis Fee.
  • Submit your arrival information on MyMichiganTech to notify International Programs and Services (IPS) of your travel plans. See here for important dates related to this service.
  • Check in with IPS upon your arrival to campus.
  • Do you have a Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA)? Register for the language assessment and IGSC3.
  • Do you want practice with your oral communication skills? Register for IGSC3.
  • Not yet signed up for housing or arriving prior to your housing contract?  Sign up for temporary housing prior to your arrival on campus.
  • Know more about the climate when you are deciding what to pack.

What to do your first semester

Get to know the local area and get involved!

There are activities and events throughout the year, both on campus and throughout the community:

Who to go to for help

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