International Graduate Students

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See Yourself at UC

The University of Cincinnati offers 350+ Graduate programs (Master's and Doctoral). As a graduate student at UC, you will join a diverse community of students, representing 89 countries. Of UC's over 11,000 graduate and professional students, 20% are international students.  

Why UC for Graduate School?

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The International Student Barometer (ISB) ranks UC in the top five worldwide as the most welcoming. The university also ranked well in university orientation, social facilities and social activities, campus buildings, personal banking services, sports facilities, financial support and cost of living. UC placed ninth overall among national peers.

Classified as a "very high research activity" university and a "research heavyweight," UC is the place to conduct graduate research and scholarship. Reuters ranks UC among the world's 100 most-innovative universities for contributing to scientific advancement, technology development and powering new markets and industries.

A total of nine Cincinnati companies make the Fortune 500 list (including The Kroger Company, P&G, American Financial, AK Steel, Western & Southern). This Fortune 500 Neighborhood creates ample employment and networking opportunities for UC students. 

Student Life at UC

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Starting life in a new country can be overwhelming – but UC is here to help! Looking for where you’re going to live? You can find information about housing options and resources on UC’s Graduate Student and Family Housing web-page. International Students are required to hold the University Student Health Insurance policy, which you can find more information about on the Student Health Insurance web-page.

UC’s International Office provides a wealth of information to help ease you into living in a new country. You will be able to find resources on their website including essential resources to help you navigate life at UC, visa and immigration information, social life resources to help you make friends and explore the city, and calendar of events hosted by the office.

At UC, we hope to provide you with a home away from home by offering on-campus resources and a variety of student organizations. UC’s Campus Link lists of all the student organizations we have on campus.  More information about on-campus resources and student organizations for international students can be found on the Graduate School’s Student Resources page