Prepare for Life at UND
Start preparing for life at UND after you've been accepted.
Below are common concerns our international students have. If you have additional questions, please contact the UND International Center.
Apply for Visa
Request your Visa appointment as soon as possible. You should apply for a visa at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate in your home country using the Letter of Admissions and an I-20 from UND. If you have been accepted by several U.S. colleges or universities, do not apply for your F-1 student visa until you decide which institution you want to attend. Please only use the UND I-20 form to apply for a visa and enter the U.S. if you are planning to attend UND.
Living on campus is a convenient option for international students. UND offers a variety of residence halls or apartment living arrangements. Visit the Housing Office website for more information and to apply for housing.
International students may work on campus up to 20 hours per week during the semester and up to 40 hours per week during winter/spring break and summer. Find out more about on-campus jobs.
F-1/J-1 visa students are only eligible for on-campus jobs that are non-work study. Work Study jobs are a part of the federal financial aid program.
Student Health Insurance
nternational students at UND (with the exception of Canadian and Norwegian students) are required to carry the NDUS health insurance per State Board of Higher Education policy. International students will be enrolled upon registration for insurance coverage.
The State of North Dakota policy requires documentation of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). Documentation of immunity means:
- Evidence of two doses of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine no less than one month apart from a licensed physician or authorized representative of a state or local health department.
- Proof of a positive serologic test for measles, mumps, and rubella.
- All newly admitted students ages 21 and younger must also provide documentation of a meningitis vaccination given after the 16th birthday. Students are also required to complete the TB (Tuberculosis) Screening Form electronically on your MyHealth Patient Portal.
- Documentation must be provided by:
- Fall: August 1
- Spring: January 1
- Summer: May 1
Visit UND Student Immunization Requirements for more information and the Mandatory Immunization and TB screening Forms/Instructions.