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International Student Application Process

Explaining the process for a prospective international student to attend UGA:

  1. Review the requirements for the Master of Agricultural and Environmental Education degree program.
  2. Review UGA graduate school website for international applicants general requirements.
  3. Apply to UGA Graduate School following three steps:
    • Step one: Create and maintain your account.
    • Step two: Read admissions policies and procedures.
    • Step three: Complete the application form online and submit payment.
  4. If accepted to UGA, you will receive an acceptance letter and information package on how to apply for a student visa with your home country.
  5. Apply for a visa from your home country. Apply online using the information package that has your I-20 information at the US Embassy for the student visa. A student visa is a non-immigrant visa.
  6. Complete the online application for a visa and pay the SEVIS.
  7. Schedule an interview with your embassy and pay the MRV to prepare for your . (All links and information to pay the SEVIS and MRV will be found in your home country US Embassy website).
  8. After visa is approved contact ALEC Department Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Nick Fuhrman and the Graduate School about visa approvals.
  9. Book your airplane ticket from your home country to Atlanta International Airport.
  10. Secure housing through UGA or lease an apartment in Athens, Ga.
  11. Reserve a seat on Groome Transportation's shuttle service to bring you to Athens from the airport.
  12. Upon arrival in Athens, contact Dr. Fuhrman to register for classes.
  13. Attend immigration orientation workshop for international students.