Health-Related Policies and Recommendations for International Students and Scholars

Vaccinations are not required by the U.S. government or by the University of Michigan. U-M does have a vaccination-reporting requirement for students living in Michigan Housing on the Ann Arbor campus. Students living in Michigan Housing on the Ann Arbor campus are required to submit records of their COVID-19 vaccination(s) and other routine immunizations.

U.S. Government Announces Return to Pre-Pandemic Enrollment Requirements for Fall Term 2023

U.S. government regulations require international students on F or J visas to enroll in a “full course of study", and also limit the number of online credits that can be counted towards a full course of study. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security issued COVID-19 guidance that allowed international students to exceed these online study limits. Fully online study was permitted for students who were present in the U.S. on March 9. 2020. Students who arrived later were required to have at least one in-person class in addition to any online classes.