International students must first apply and be accepted to the University of Georgia. For more information regarding the admissions process, students should contact the appropriate admission office.
Degree Seeking Students
The appropriate Admissions office will evaluate the academic application materials to determine if the student is admissible. Upon admission, Immigration Services will contact students regarding their future immigration status at UGA. Admitted international students will be issued either the initial I-20 form (F-1 students) or the DS- 2019 form (J-1 students). These forms are required to apply for the appropriate visa from the U.S. Consulate in your home country.
Non-Degree Seeking Students
Students attending academic institutions with a formal exchange agreement with the University of Georgia will be admitted as non-degree exchange students. Upon admission to UGA as a non-degree exchange student, students will receive an email from Immigration Services with instructions to request your DS-2019 form.