COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs for International Students and Scholars

Please note, this content may be outdated. Visit the International Center home page for updated announcements and links to current information.

The University’s central source for all COVID-19 information, including information about COVID-19 vaccination, is the Campus Maize and Blueprint website. It is updated frequently and is an excellent source of current information. You could also see the Fall 2021 COVID Vaccination Process here.

Is COVID-19 vaccination required for entry to the U.S.?

  • COVID-19 vaccination is not required for entry to the U.S. However, in order to board a plane for the U.S. you must have evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the 3 days before your flight to the U.S. departs. This test is required even if you are fully vaccinated. More information is at Campus Maize and Blueprint.

Does U-M require COVID-19 vaccination?

  • Yes. COVID-19 Policies at the University of Michigan explains U-M's mandatory vaccination requirement.
  • In addition to COVID-19 vaccination, other vaccinations are also recommended for U-M students. Learn more by reading this information from University Health Service.
  • For the purpose of meeting U-M COVID-19 policies and quarantine and isolation requirements, the university recognizes vaccines that are authorized for use in the United States by the U.S. Food and Drug Act and the World Health Organization (look for the COVID-19 vaccine EUL issued list).

How can I receive COVID-19 vaccination on or near the Ann Arbor campus?

  • There are many opportunities to receive COVID-19 vaccination on or near campus. For details, see the Campus Maize and Blueprint website and Getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • New students can also schedule vaccination appointments once they know when they plan to arrive.
    • August 28th on-campus vaccine clinic (second dose: Saturday, September 18). This clinic will use the Pfizer vaccine.
      • Use this link to reserve your vaccine time.  Email if you have questions.
      • The registration form will ask you to fill out a vaccine consent form. Fill it out the day of your appointment since it asks about current or recent symptoms.
      • The vaccine consent form also asks for insurance and health care provider information. All U-M students can list UHS (University Health Service) as their primary health care provider. New students may not have all of their insurance information by August 28th,  In that case, they can add a note to the form explaining that they will bring their insurance information when they receive their second dose of vaccine on September 18. Here is a sample form with the UHS information and the note about insurance.
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays at University Health Service. UHS is using the Moderna vaccine.
      • To make an appointment, first activate your Patient Portal. Watch your email for a link that will allow you to activate your patient portal OR contact University Health Service at 734-764-8320 or
      • Once your Patient Portal is active, you can use the portal to make your vaccination appointment.


Last Updated: 08/13/2021