Students holding student (F-1/J-1) visas are required to be full-time students and maintain “full-time status” while they are in the United States.

See our section on enrollment requirements and exceptions for more information or contact us at international@ua.edu.



The University of Alabama requires all international students to maintain medical insurance coverage.

If you already have medical insurance that meets or exceeds the University of Alabama Guidelines, you may request a waiver of UA insurance charges but must submit it to the Student Health Center no later than Wednesday, January 16. A waiver form is available here: https://shc.sa.ua.edu/university-sponsored-health-insurance/.

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  • Walk-in Hours: 11 AM to 3 PM, Mon. - Fri.
  • Email: international@ua.edu
  • Phone: (205) 348-5402
  • Fax: (205) 348-5406

Mailing Address

The University of Alabama
International Student & Scholar Services
Box 870254
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0254

Physical Address

International Student & Scholar Services
400 McCorvey Drive
105 BB Comer Hall
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0254