The Center for International Education welcomes you to the University of Tennessee! We hope that your stay here will be both a rewarding and exciting experience for you.

Below, you’ll find handy documents containing essential information about what to bring, the UT campus, getting to know Knoxville, visas, immigration, transportation and more.

If you have any questions after going through the information below, feel free to send an email to istudents@utk.edu.

Pre-arrival for students

Students

  • International Student Handbook
    Information on preparing to arrive in Knoxville. It includes information on the visa application process, SEVIS fee, and general Knoxville information.
  • Estimate of Expenses
    Information on estimating expenses while at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  • Student Check-in and Orientation
    View the orientation schedule and register for a Check-in Session.
  • Academic Calendar
  • Resources
    Helpful resources for students, including housing, visa application process, currency converters, and things to do in Knoxville.
  • Student Visa application
  • E-Ship Global
    A reliable way for students to send and receive immigration documents. This service can also be used to send printed applications, transcripts, financial documents, and other necessary paperwork.

Pre-arrival for scholars

Scholars

  • International Scholars Handbook
    Includes information on the visa application process, SEVIS fee, and other immigration related topics; general information about life in Knoxville and UT; and two checklists to guide you before and after you arrive in Knoxville.
  • Estimate of Expenses
    Information on estimating expenses while at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  • Scholar Check-in and Orientation Info
  • Scholar Housing
    Information on renting apartments in Knoxville on our resources page.
  • External Resources
    Helpful resources for students, including the visa application process, currency converters, and things to do in Knoxville.
  • Scholar Visa application
  • E-Ship Global
    A reliable way for students to send and receive immigration documents. This service can also be used to send printed applications, transcripts, financial documents, and other necessary paperwork.