International Student and Scholar Services

Center for International Education

Pre-Arrival For Scholars


Please download and read the UT international scholar pre-arrival checklist and booklet. These handy documents contain essential information about what to bring, the UT campus, getting to know Knoxville, visas, immigration, transportation and more!

  • 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.

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