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Admitted and Pre Arrival

International Student Admission

Admission to the University is coordinated by the Office of Admissions for undergraduates and the Office of Graduate Studies and Research for graduate students.

Visa and Consulate Visit

The Department of State recommends international students apply early for the visa interview. You should plan accordingly for consulate visits in order to acquire visa and travel documents in a timely manner.

Cost of Attendance    

International Students are charged out of state tuition.

On-Campus Housing

Students seeking on-campus housing accommodations should plan on submitting applications a minimum of 90 days prior to arrival. If you plan to reside in on-campus housing, you must be vaccinated against Meningococcal Meningitis and be able to present official proof to Student Health Services. The vaccinations must have taken place no less than 10 days prior to your move-in date.

Health Insurance

Effective Fall 2013 all international students will be required to purchase the Texas A&M University System Health Insurance. The Texas A&M University System defines international students as any student who is not a permanent resident or US citizen. Please refer to system policy 26.99.01 for additional details.

New Arrival Information Form

As a courtesy the Office of Student Affairs offers arriving international students pick-up at the Laredo airport.

International Student Mentor Program

ISMP is a peer support activity program that helps with the assimilation process of new international students to TAMIU and South Texas. This program provides a warm welcome, support from mentors in the form of pre-arrival advisement, orientation and social activities at the beginning of the semester, and general support throughout the semester.  

International Student Orientation

Orientation serves as the official welcome of international students to our campus. It is a required event for all F-1 and J-1 visa holders as essential information is provided on compliance and travel information.

International Student Check-In

International students must check-in with the Office of Student Affairs in order to be eligible to register for course work. Plan to arrive before your scheduled orientation.. Remember, you are allowed to enter the country 30 days prior to your program start date on your form I-20. You must report to the Office of Student Affairs after you have entered the country and bring the following documents: Passport, I-94, Visa, I-20 or DS-2019