Application Deadline: October 1 for Spring Term, May 1 for Fall Term
Nominated students should download and complete all pieces of the application as named below. All steps are required for an application to be considered complete. Please email all application materials to the Coggin Study Abroad Advisor at the address provided below. Emailing the forms is sufficient; you do not need to mail these as physical copies. If you'd like, you can keep a physical copy for your own personal records. Please visit our Exchange Student Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about studying at UNF. For semester dates, please refer to UNF's Calendar of Events
Study Abroad Advisor
Coggin College of Business
Bldg. 10, Room 2125University of North Florida1 UNF DriveJacksonville, FL 32224USA
Per the requirements of the US State Department's Exchange Visitor Program, we much collect documentation regarding students proficiency in English to be able to issue the DS-2019 document needed to apply for a J-1 Exchange Visa. To do this, we need one of the following for nominated exchange students:
If you have any questions about this form, please contact the Office of Medical Compliance. This Immunization Form information is required for ALL students on UNF's campus. Students will not be permitted to register for courses until they have provided official documentation for these immunizations. All students born after 1956 must submit documented proof of immunity to Measles and Rubella, and their vaccinations must have been AFTER their first birthday; if a student received this vaccine prior to his/her first birthday, he/she must get another MMR and submit these lab results in addition to their form. There is a detailed explanation of these requirements on page 2 of the Immunization Form. Remember that without this form, we cannot register you for any UNF classes.
All on-campus housing contracts are submitted online in UNF's Housing Portal. Students must have already been admitted to UNF in order to apply- once the student is admitted, the advisor will email the student specific directions on how to apply (www.unf.edu/Housing). In order to submit a complete contract, students are required to make a $300 payment: $100 is a non-refundable processing fee and $200 is a prepayment toward rent. When making payments, international credit cards may be subject to additional fees. The remaining portion of the cost for UNF housing will show up on students' accounts closer to the start of the semester, and must be completely paid during the first week of classes. Although we highly suggest students live on-campus, off- campus housing is available. Note that if a student lives off-campus, it will be difficult to find transportation to campus for courses, and walking long distances every day will be challenging. Jacksonville is a very large city, and living on-campus is by far the more practical options for exchange students. If students would like to make alternative arrangements to live off-campus, they must note this at the time they submit their application form. Students will be asked to submit the name and location of their alternative housing arrangements.
UNF’s Housing Department has a comprehensive website which describes housing options, accommodations, prices, locations and general information. Students will need to submit a Housing Contract for the appropriate semester. This is a binding contract, so please pay close attention to the cancellation deadline(s). Through the contract process, students are able to indicate their preferred housing accommodations. Housing will do their best to place students in their preferred residence hall and room type. However, there is no guarantee that a student will be placed in their preferred residence hall or room type. Assignments depend several factors including availability and the order in which contracts are received.
Students should have the entire form filled out, including prerequisite verification, by the Exchange Officer at their home institution. Courses offered for the upcoming term are posted on the UNF Course Schedule. Choose "Search by Department". The course catalog has brief descriptions of course content and listings of prerequisites. Please note that the course catalog does not give the timetable for the courses; students can submit their course request form without details such as CRN, time, etc. The advisor will match your course request with the best course selection. The timetable for courses will come out on MyWings mid-semester during the semester before the exchange.
Your International Student Advisor will look over your course request form and determine whether or not you have met any prerequisite requirements (via your university transcript). If there are any issues with timing, prerequisites, or anything else, he/she will email you recommending an alternate schedule. This process may be back and forth for a bit of time, so please remain patient.
All international students are required to have international insurance with adequate coverage. Students will be automatically enrolled and billed for UNF insurance when they register for classes unless they submit a complete International Insurance Evaluation form. The International Insurance Evaluation form must be signed by the insurance provider no more than 60 days prior to the start of the semester for which the student is being covered . For this form, the student must ask their insurance provider to complete the International Insurance Evaluation form to verify that the student's coverage meets all UNF requirements. If this evaluation form is not received and approved by the deadline stated on the form, students will be automatically enrolled in the UNF insurance. A copy of your insurance contract is NOT an acceptable substitute for the Insurance Evaluation form. Alternative insurance for a given semester should cover the student for the same dates covered by UNF insurance.
Students purchasing UNF insurance can pay for the insurance upon arrival in Jacksonville at UNF's cashiers office with cash or check. Students can also pay on myWings with a credit card. Students purchasing the UNF insurance can pick up a temporary insurance card at the Office of Medical Compliance. This office can also explain the policy and claims procedure. Details about the cost of UNF insurance, downloadable forms, and other information are provided by the Medical Compliance Office.
International Insurance Evaluation Form
Exchange Student Course Schedule Request
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