Skip to main content

Welcome to UC International Services

UC International Services assists international visitors in understanding the rules, regulations, and procedures that must be followed during their stay in the United States.

iStart homepage screenshot

Introducing iStart

iStart can be accessed by international students, scholars, and staff to track current information, update records, and most importantly, request and submit important forms, using e-forms. Visa forms, petitions requested by students or departments, are easily submitted through this service. Both services require using your UC Central Login to setup an access account. Once approved, using e-forms is reliable, secure, and fast.

ELS Language Centers Cincinnati web site screenshot

English Language Assistance for Prospective UC Students

If you require full-time, intensive English preparation before entering the University, we are here to support you with a special program. ELS-Cincinnati Language Center is located on our campus, and students enrolled in this program can receive many of the great benefits available to UC students. ELS and UC's International Admissions Office work together to issue Conditional Letters of Acceptance. The ELS website explains how to enroll, costs, and schedules of classes. Plan ahead, and take advantage of English immersion on campus.

CESL web site screenshot

English Proficiency for Current UC Students, Scholars, and Faculty

There is a reliable and convenient resource on campus dedicated to helping you improve your English proficiency. Introducing the Center for ESL located in Edwards Center. Courses are designed to help students and scholars with challenges that non-native speakers typically face during their academic studies and performance. Review the website for current course offerings and advisors who can guide you to success.


  • International Student Barometer

The results of the Fall 2013 International Student Barometer are now available! Thank you to all students who participated; your responses will help us make UC a better place for international students. Just click here to see the results.

UC International Services: Profile Report

UC International Services: Profile Report