International Services

The University of Cincinnati is committed to inclusive excellence. Our blueprint for the future, Next Lives Here, is based on three pillars: inclusion, real-world impact and innovation. These are the foundation for the education you will receive at UC.

The same values have always been the cornerstone for UC International. Our office exists to support UC’s global students, scholars and staff. We advocate for you and work every day to meet your needs, from immigration advising to social interaction.

We want to make sure that this message is clear from the moment you step foot on campus: You are welcome here.

Get your I-20 endorsed for travel

If you want to travel outside the US, you need a travel signature from UC International Services on your Form I-20. Complete and submit a Request for a Travel Signature eForm on iBearcatsGlobal at least 5 days prior to the anticipated travel date.

We encourage you to submit the form even earlier. Learn more about maintaining your visa status.


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Find yourself here. Discover what's Next.

Studying at the University of Cincinnati will change your life—and you can change the world.

Experience is part of your education, in any program you choose. UC strongly believes that a world-class education has the power of real-world impact.

The University of Cincinnati is a Carnegie I public research institution with 213 graduate programs and 194 undergraduate programs. Reuters recently listed us among the top 100 most innovative global universities. We invented co-op in 1906, and our students earn $75 million annually working for 1,300 international employers.

Whether you want to perfect an art, pursue expertise in a scholarly or professional field, perform research or dedicate yourself to a future of service, find your path here at UC.

Arriving on campus?

If you are a new international student arriving on UC's campus for the first time, make sure you know how to check-in with UC International and find campus resources.


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Global strategy and scholarship

UC International supports the University of Cincinnati's global educational mission. We help departments recruit and hire faculty, staff and researchers of international caliber. We invest in innovative collaborations with scholars and researchers around the world. We build a comprehensive worldwide network of strategic partner universities to create a common future. 


CCM launches International Opera Language and Culture Immersion...

May 9, 2022

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is at the center of a new groundbreaking international program that sends the college’s graduate-level opera students abroad to study language and culture in Italy, Germany or France. CCM Opera’s Language and Culture Immersion Program gives student singers, coaches/accompanists and directors the opportunity to embed themselves abroad to live, work and study with the industry’s leading conductors, directors and opera houses.

UC Judaic Studies professor makes local, international impact

April 29, 2022

Gila Safran-Naveh has been invited to present a paper at the 18th World Congress of Jewish Studies in August 2022, which would have been a fitting conclusion to her 35-year career as a professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Cincinnati. But it will not be the end of her career. Though she tendered her resignation in January 2022, she was quickly invited back to teach as a professor emerita, a tribute to her life’s body of work and legacy at UC’s College of Arts and Sciences. Over the past 35 years at UC, Safran-Naveh has helped grow Judaic Studies from a program to an entire department, changing the view of Judaic Studies at the University and in Cincinnati as the Endowed Chair of the Jewish Foundation.

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