Information for Newly Admitted International Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to University of Detroit Mercy. The staff in the International Services Office is looking forward to meeting you and working with you throughout your stay. In the meantime, please click on the appropriate link below for important information that will be of help as you prepare to begin your experience as a new Detroit Mercy international student. If you have any questions, please be sure to contact us.

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Students coming from abroad:

Transfer-in students:

  • Be admitted to Detroit Mercy
  • Request for current institution to transfer your SEVIS record to Detroit Mercy
  • Make housing arrangements. Students who would like to live on-campus, please click here. https://www.udmercy.edu/life/on-campus/index.php

For ALL new students:

Health Insurance

All F-1 visa holders (excluding Canadian citizens) are required to purchase U.S. health insurance through AETNA.  For more information, please visit https://www.aetnastudenthealth.com/en/school/686166/index.html