The University of Iowa

New Students

Welcome to the University of Iowa!

You will find important information for incoming F-1/J-1 international students and their parents/family here. If you have any questions about pre-arrival or orientation, please email

Get Ready!

Don't forget to watch the webinars specifically tailored to new international students.

Watch pre-arrival webinars


(Note: Prospective international students seeking information about being admitted to and attending the UI should visit UI Admissions)

Incoming Exchange and Sponsored Students

This information is only for those participating in an official University of Iowa exchange program, or coming to the UI on the immigration document of an official third party sponsor (ex. Fulbright, IIE, Amidest, ISEP, etc.).

Parents and Family

Go to our guide that provides information for international parents.