International Student Admission
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.
International Students are charged out of state tuition.
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.
Effective Fall 2011 all international students will be required to purchase the Texas A&M University System Health Insurance at a cost of $369 per semester and $217 for summer enrollment.
As a courtesy the Office of Student Affairs offers arriving international students pick-up at the Laredo airport.
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.
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