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Welcome International Students and Applicants

The University of Akron College of Business (CoB) Graduate Programs has a rich tradition of enrolling students from around the world. Each year we have students representing over 30 countries taking business classes and have had more than 50 Fulbright students over the past 15 years. Our faculty members also have a variety of backgrounds, including industry experience, and come from many countries. We value the insights a diverse population offers.

International students have certain steps to take to be admitted to and successfully perform in a CoB Graduate program. We have created this page to provide links to important steps and other helpful information for students from outside the United States. It will be crucial for you to read the pages linked on this page to ensure your application will be processed smoothly so you can start planning on joining us in Akron!

The University of Akron Graduate School processes applications and approves admissions for all graduate programs on campus. Information specifically for international students is gathering in a portion of the website, including Visa paperwork (I-20) and mandatory health insurance coverage.

Important Information and Steps

New International Students--Registration and Information Session Information

Before Arriving in Akron

International students may arrange to have host families assist them upon arrival by contacting Global Ties-Akron. Other information on visa status, arriving in Akron and what to bring with you is available from the Center for International Students and Scholars.

Most University of Akron offices are closed on Saturday and Sunday, so students arriving in the area on the weekend will need to make arrangements for a hotel or host family before coming to Akron. Transportation is available from the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport or Akron Canton Airport.

On the first business day (Monday through Friday) you should visit the Center for International Students and Scholars to take care of all visa, insurance and miscellaneous requirements for new students. After that you should visit our office.
Please contact us before leaving your country to schedule an advising appointment.
You can contact an advisor at or 001-330-972-7043.