BREAKING NEWS: The Supreme Court stated on June 26, 2017 that individuals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen who have a “credible claim of a bona fide relationship” with a US educational institution (such as being admitted to US university, having a US job offer, or having a research relationship) can still enter the US. UAB does not anticipate any problems or delays with admitted students and invited scholars and employees from these countries entering the US. Please contact the ISSS Office at with specific questions or concerns.
Our mission at International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is to provide quality services, programs, and activities that enhance cultural awareness, enrich international educational and research opportunities, and encourage global perspectives for students, faculty, and staff.

ISSS advises international students and assists visiting international faculty and scholars in matters of immigration, federal and state taxation, and orientation to the UAB and Birmingham communities. ISSS also serves as a collaborative resource center that facilitates, promotes, and strengthens international understanding on campus and throughout the Birmingham community.

ISSS is located in the beautiful new international center on the second floor of Mervyn H. Sterne Library on the corner of 9th Avenue and 13th Street South.

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