International Student Services

The Director for International Student Services provides assistance and support during international student entry to MSU, coordination and documentation of compliance with immigration regulations and cross-cultural programs for international education. International students must consult the Office of International Student Services at the beginning of each semester to register in SEVIS and when:

  • Applying to extend or change immigration status;
  • Transferring to or from the University;
  • Dropping classes below a full-time enrollment;
  • Leaving the University for any reason;
  • Accepting employment for the first time or engaging in summer employment;
  • Changing residence/phone numbers;
  • Seeking optional or curricular practical training;
  • Applying for a Social Security number;
  • Applying for a driver’s license.
  • Planning to leave and reenter the United States, while still a student;
  • Applying for reinstatement;
  • Changing from one academic level to another;
  • Changing from one academic program to another; and
  • Seeking dependent status for spouse and/or children.

The Director for International Student Services is available at 422 University Blvd., Morehead, KY 40351 or by calling 606-783-2096. For more detailed information concerning international students, visit

International students attending Morehead State University are required to purchase the insurance plan designed specifically for international students or show proof of comparable coverage valid in the United States. Questions regarding the plan and proof of comparable coverage should be directed to the administrative specialist, Counseling and Health Services, 112 Allie Young Hall, 606-783-2024.

International Student Health Insurance Requirements

MSU requires regularly enrolled international students, and those dependent family members living with them in the country, to have health and accident insurance that includes a repatriation benefit. A medical benefits plan for international students is offered through a contracted agent. International students must meet the insurance requirements to complete their enrollment at Morehead State University. The Office of Counseling and Health Services monitors compliance to this program and assists international students with questions relating to health insurance.

It is our experience that most health benefit policies students obtain in their home countries do not meet the minimum requirement of benefits required by the University. These requirements are a $250,000 medical benefit (per accident/illness), $50,000 medical evacuation benefit and a $25,000 repatriation benefit in addition to the policy maximum. For the University to consider a waiver of the insurance requirement, students must present an English translation of benefits with amounts converted to American currency from the insurance company. Premiums are paid on an annual basis.