New Students

UB students.

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University at Buffalo! You have made a wise decision to further your education at UB.

Welcome to UB

We would like to welcome you to UB!  UB has a longstanding tradition of welcoming students, faculty and researchers from around the world.  Our international population enriches our community through its knowledge, talents, diligence and diverse perspectives.  Here we truly embrace the American principles of inclusion for all people regardless of their race, religion or nationality. 

A premier research-intensive public university, UB is also the largest and most comprehensive university in the State University of New York system. It was the first public university in New York to be admitted into the prestigious Association of American Universities. The education you receive, out-of-class opportunities you seek and relationships you form here will benefit you for the rest of your life!

First Steps

  • 9/9/20
    Maintaining your visa and valid immigration status is critically important for international students. We can help you through this process.
  • 10/16/20
    Starting at UB in Fall 2020? Learn more about your required check-in here.
  • 10/16/20
    Check out this page for information about additional important actions that need to be addressed before leaving for the U.S.
  • 10/16/20
    On this page you'll find recordings of live events for incoming students hosted by ISS. We hope this information helps prepare you for your start at UB! 
  • 10/20/20
    Here are some tips to make your arrival in the U.S. and Buffalo as smooth as possible!
  • 10/20/20
    The International Orientation & Welcome Series is here! Learn more about your orientation program and get involved.
  • 9/15/20
    Welcome to the University at Buffalo! Discover everything that UB and Western New York have to offer.