International Student & Scholar Services


Coming to UK?

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Kentucky! Here you’ll find information on the next steps you must complete prior to your arrival to UK.

Student Services

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) provides a number of services for current international students, including support and information about student employment, health coverage and others. ISSS provides immigration advising which allows international students to achieve their academic, professional and research goals. By facilitating cross-cultural connections we create opportunities to develop a sense of belonging at UK.

Get Involved

UKIC helps students build a dynamic UK experience through several social, cultural and educational opportunities.

International Faculty & Staff

ISSS provides a number of services for current international faculty and scholars, including support and information about employment, health coverage, DMV, SSN and others. ISSS files H-1B and permanent residency (green card) petitions on behalf of UK and facilitates the J-1 exchange visitor’s program.

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    About ISSS

    International Student & Scholar Services provides leadership and expertise in the advising and immigration needs of more than 2,000 international students and over 500 international faculty, staff and exchange visitors. ISSS also administers university compliance with evolving federal regulations, supports the university and its medical center by managing global student and scholar interactions, and facilitates the well-being of all international students, faculty, staff and scholars.

    Welcome to the UK International Center! Bradley Hall is currently open for document drop-off and appointments only. Please contact a member of our team to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!