Application Process

The ISSO is pleased that you have decided to join the Brandeis community! 

To help answer some of your questions about your arrival to Brandeis, the ISSO has prepared the following information:

COVID-19 Vaccine and COVID-19 Test Requirements

Beginning November 8, 2021, all non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants (age 18 or older at the time of travel) will be required to show proof of vaccination prior to arrival in the United States, subject to limited exceptions.

More information about the global vaccination requirement

Qualifying COVID-19 vaccinations as well as details on exceptions and on applying for humanitarian waivers to this requirement can be found at the CDC website.

You can find out what is required to board a flight to the U.S. by completing this Quiz by CDC.

Additional resources on COVID-19 related travel restrictions are available on the NAFSA: Association of International Educators website.

The ISSO will be sure to notify students/scholars via email and News and Announcement page with any updates or clarifications issued by the U.S. Department of State on the travel restrictions.

If any questions arise, please feel free to contact us at