International Scholars

Welcome to the University of Nebraska Medical Center! 

We are excited that you have chosen UNMC to enhance your academic and professional backgrounds.  The Office of Global Engagement (OGE) team serves as a key resource to the University’s community of international scholars and their families.  We provide professional expertise and support to the scholars from the time of their arrival to their departure. We also help scholars maintain their immigration status and provide information about Social Security Numbers, tax information, and visa extensions, and change/adjustment of status.

The OGE is also here to assist UNMC departments with the immigration paperwork for international faculty, staff, and scholars who come to the university for research, teaching, observation, and other professional activities.  You can find information on this website about the J-1, H-1B, O-1, TN, and permanent residency statuses in the Immigration and Visa Sponsorship section.

Prospective Scholars

The OGE helps UNMC faculty and staff bring international scholars to UNMC for academic purposes.  If you’re an international scholar interested in visiting or working at UNMC, you should contact academic departments or individual faculty members directly.

Given the current global COVID-19 situation, we know that you are concerned about getting a U.S. visa and arriving in time for your program. We want to assure you that despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Nebraska Medical Center will continue to provide you with the current information you need to successfully navigate your way here.

Since we are in an environment of always evolving information, please make sure to regularly check UNMC’s COVID-19 update page for important information and updates. We will keep updating this page with new information or guidance as they become available. 

New Scholars

Now that you’ve chosen to come to UNMC, your next step is to obtain a visa and travel to the U.S.  The OGE is here to help.  Visit our Support Services page to learn all about the visa process and learn about purchasing your health insurance here.  

Once you’ve settled in you can begin your work at UNMC.  It’s extremely important to maintain your immigration status through the duration of your stay.  Visit our Additional Resources page to access a variety of useful information about UNMC and Omaha!

We want to ensure that you will always feel comfortable here in Omaha and call the University of Nebraska Medical Center your home away from home.  Please do not hesitate to contact us at if you have any questions or concerns.