Students who wish to attend UTMB on an F-1 visa should work directly with Enrollment Services to obtain the I-20 form necessary to apply for the visa.
Once the following criteria have been met, an I-20 can be issued to the applicant:
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN F-1 STATUS
F-1 students are required to be enrolled full-time for every semester at UTMB. Full-time enrollment for undergraduate programs is 12 hours and for graduate programs is 9 hours. The only exception is during a student's final semester they can be enrolled less than full-time in order to complete degree requirements. This is a federal regulation and there are no exceptions to this rule.
Each international student should have at least $2,500 (U.S.) in available funds upon arrival at UTMB, because the student must secure housing, have funds for other essentials, and pay registration tuition and fees.
All students wishing to attend UTMB on an F-1 visa should familiarize themselves with the information on the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website at http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis.
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The University of Texas Medical Branch
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