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2023-2024 University Catalog
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International Student Requirements

In addition to meeting admission standards for their chosen program and major, international students seeking to study at the University of North Florida must satisfy the following requirements to be issued a Form I-20. Information related to the admission requirements for specific majors and programs may be found in the Undergraduate and Graduate areas of this catalog. For additional information, please contact the UNF International Center

United States Immigration & Financial Requirements

  1. Certification of Finances: The Department of Homeland Security requires UNF to ensure that international students have sufficient financial resources before issuing a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20). All applicants must complete and submit an Affidavit of Financial Support and Bank Certification. The Affidavit is a document signed by the applicant's sponsor (the person who will be providing the funds) stating the amount of funds that she/he will provide for the educational expenses of the student applicant. A bank official then certifies that the sponsor does have that amount of funds in his/her account. This form represents an obligation on the part of the sponsor to provide the required amount of funds as indicated on the form. Please see "Estimated Costs of Attendance for International Students" to determine the amount of funds needed to be written on the Affidavit.
  2. Transfer Students: All applicants intending to transfer from another U.S. university must notify their current school so that the Department of Homeland Security transfer requirements can be initiated. A new form I-20 from UNF cannot be issued until the current school transfers the applicant to UNF in the SEVIS program.

Health Requirements

Before enrolling in classes at UNF, all admitted students must supply the following health certifications. These certifications are not necessary in order to apply for admission to UNF; however, they are necessary for admitted students to register for classes. Please visit the Medical Compliance section of the catalog and the Medical Compliance website for additional information.

  1. Certification of Health Insurance: All students in an immigration status of F1 or J1 must show proof of health insurance before registering for classes. All international students are automatically enrolled in the UNF Health Insurance Plan. If you currently have alternative health insurance coverage, you may fill out the International Insurance Evaluation form available from the UNF Medical Compliance office.
  2. Certification of Immunization: All students born after 1956 must meet immunization requirements of two doses of Measles and one dose of Rubella. All new matriculating students must provide documentation of vaccination against Meningococcal Meningitis and Hepatitis B unless the student has signed a waiver declining each of these vaccinations and acknowledging receipt and review of the University-provided information concerning Meningitis and Hepatitis B. Please refer to the Medical Compliance Immunization Form.