Next step after your admission!
This website is designed to help guide you as you prepare to study at the University of Michigan - Dearborn.
Obtain Your UM-Dearborn Certificate of Eligibility (I-20/DS-2019)
We require you to take the next two steps for issuing Form I-20/DS-2019,
1) Send financial documents to following address of Office of International Affairs,
2) Sign up and pay for eShipGlobal to have your documents(I-20/DS-2019) shipped to you
Please check OBTAINING VISA & ARRIVAL INFORMATION page for details
Required Documentation Deadlines for Certificates of Eligibility.
New international students are required to submit their financial documentation to the Office of International Affairs by the following deadlines:
Fall semester admits: July 15th
Winter semester admits: November 15th
Summer semester admits: April 15th
E-mail account information will be sent to you soon after being admitted. Activate your account based on instructions provided. For more details please check student access page.
Pre-arrival in the United States
Arrival at UM-Dearborn
It is your responsibility to make your way to the University of Michigan-Dearborn from the airport. The closest airport in Michigan to the University of Michigan-Dearborn is Detroit Metropolitan Airport (approximately 14 miles west). We recommend that you take a taxi to the campus or wherever you will be staying.
Taxi available from the luggage pick-up area of the airport.
International students and scholars may enter the United States up to 30 days prior to the beginning date on the Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 or DS-2019). Make every effort to arrive on time to attend the International Orientation and to establish yourself before classes begin.
The Office of International Affairs will be happy to welcome you.
Mandatory Immigration Check-In at UM-Dearborn
The Office of International Affairs will provide you valuable information on U.S. immigration policies, health insurance, and how to effectively maintain your F1 or J1 visa status here in the United States.
Follow link for more details
Physical Presence Form
Submit your Physical Presence form to the Office of International Affairs in person.
If you are an F-1 or J-1 international student or a J-1 visiting scholar whose Form I-20 or DS-2019 was issued by the University of Michigan, you are required to have health insurance coverage for yourself and any F-2 or J-2 dependents. Learn more.
Living in Dearborn, MI
Be prepared for the seasons, money, and more with this guide.