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.

Office hour changes due to COVID-19

Following the University of Cincinnati's response to COVID-19, UC International has modified our operations starting January 7 until January 24.

During that period, our office will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00am - 5:00pm for document pickup/drop off and travel signatures. Mask wearing is mandatory to enter the building. We are unable to schedule in-person appointments at this time.

You can contact us via email or phone Monday through Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm.

Enroll in full-time coursework

International students are required by federal regulations to be enrolled full-time each semester. Make sure you've signed up for the right number of credit hours, especially if you'll be taking online coursework.

If you're unsure of the number of credit hours you need to take, visit our webpage on 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, find campus resources and familiarize yourself with campus guidelines for COVID-19.

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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.