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Global Engagement

The University of Mississippi – Office of Global Engagement

Below please find the country analysis for online enrollment from overseas.  Please note this table represents the results of analysis thus far; other countries and updated information will be added when received.

The information below is very general and applicable only to Fall 2020 for online enrollment overseas for undergraduates and graduates.  Please contact OGE so that we can work together on future programs for students enrolling overseas as there are nuances by country.

Bank Accounts

We recognize that securing a US bank account is a challenge from outside of the United States.  There are two options that may work for students but are dependent upon the student’s location:

Transferwise

HSBC

  • See eligible countries at the above link

While we have been in contact with large US banks that have branches abroad, there has not been success in finding additional options; however, students may want to visit a US bank branch within their country to speak with a representative in person.

Graduate Students

The Graduate School has created an alternative path to keep students engaged with UM should a student not be able to complete an assistantship remotely or secure a US bank account from outside the US.  Please contact Dr. Annette Kluck, Dean of the Graduate School, for information on this option.

CountryEnrollment Allowed in Online Courses from within Specific CountryRemote Graduate Assistantships AllowedNotes
VietnamYesNew Students:
Yes, student must have a US bank account to be paid on an assistantship.

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.

Current Students:
Students located in Vietnam who are taking courses online in the fall semester and are approved by their department to complete their assistantship remotely must have been paid by UM as a graduate assistant in a previous semester and must have a U.S. bank account in the UM payroll system.
South KoreaYesNew Students:
Yes, student must have a US bank account to be paid on an assistantship.

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.

Current Students:
Students located in South Korea who are taking courses online in the fall semester and are approved by their department to complete their assistantship remotely must have been paid by UM as a graduate assistant in a previous semester and must have a U.S. bank account in the UM payroll system.
UM has no educational facilities in Korea and does not grant any credits or degrees in Korea.
ColombiaNoBecause online enrollment from within Colombia is not possible, graduate students will not be able to remotely complete an assistantship since they will not be enrolled.
MalaysiaYesNew Students:
Yes, student must have a US bank account to be paid on an assistantship.

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.

Current Students:
Students located in Malaysia who are taking courses online in the fall semester and are approved by their department to complete their assistantship remotely must have been paid by UM as a graduate assistant in a previous semester and must have a U.S. bank account in the UM payroll system.
NorwayYesNew Students:
Yes, student must have a US bank account to be paid on an assistantship.

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.

Current Students:
Students located in Norway who are taking courses online in the fall semester and are approved by their department to complete their assistantship remotely must have been paid by UM as a graduate assistant in a previous semester and must have a U.S. bank account in the UM payroll system.
IndiaYesDue to complex tax withholding rules in India, graduate assistants are not able to be paid while located in India.
NigeriaYesNew Students:
Yes, student must have a US bank account to be paid on an assistantship.

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.

Current Students:
Students located in Nigeria who are taking courses online in the fall semester and are approved by their department to complete their assistantship remotely must have been paid by UM as a graduate assistant in a previous semester and must have a U.S. bank account in the UM payroll system.
EgyptYesNew Students:
Yes, student must have a US bank account to be paid on an assistantship.

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.

Current Students:
Students located in Egypt who are taking courses online in the fall semester and are approved by their department to complete their assistantship remotely must have been paid by UM as a graduate assistant in a previous semester and must have a U.S. bank account in the UM payroll system.
ChinaYesNew Students:
Yes, student must have a US bank account to be paid on an assistantship.

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.

Current Students:
Students located in China who are taking courses online in the fall semester and are approved by their department to complete their assistantship remotely must have been paid by UM as a graduate assistant in a previous semester and must have a U.S. bank account in the UM payroll system.
NepalYesNew Students:
Yes, student must have a US bank account to be paid on an assistantship.

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.

Current Students:
Students located in Nepal who are taking courses online in the fall semester and are approved by their department to complete their assistantship remotely must have been paid by UM as a graduate assistant in a previous semester and must have a U.S. bank account in the UM payroll system.
Saudi ArabiaYes

SACM-sponsored students cannot take ESL courses online from Saudi Arabia.
New Students:
Yes, student must have a US bank account to be paid on an assistantship.

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.

Current Students:
Students located in Saudi Arabia who are taking courses online in the fall semester and are approved by their department to complete their assistantship remotely must have been paid by UM as a graduate assistant in a previous semester and must have a U.S. bank account in the UM payroll system.
GhanaYesNew Students:
Yes, student must have a US bank account to be paid on an assistantship.

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.

Current Students:
Students located in Ghana who are taking courses online in the fall semester and are approved by their department to complete their assistantship remotely must have been paid by UM as a graduate assistant in a previous semester and must have a U.S. bank account in the UM payroll system.
Sri LankaYesNew Students:
Yes, student must have a US bank account to be paid on an assistantship.

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.

Current Students:
Students located in Sri Lanka who are taking courses online in the fall semester and are approved by their department to complete their assistantship remotely must have been paid by UM as a graduate assistant in a previous semester and must have a U.S. bank account in the UM payroll system.
Student must intend to come to the US and maintain the US bank account.
BangladeshYesNew Students:
Yes, student must have a US bank account to be paid on an assistantship.

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.

Current Students:
Students located in Bangladesh who are taking courses online in the fall semester and are approved by their department to complete their assistantship remotely must have been paid by UM as a graduate assistant in a previous semester and must have a U.S. bank account in the UM payroll system.
CanadaYesNew Students:
Yes, student must have a US bank account to be paid on an assistantship.

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.

Current Students:
Students located in Canada who are taking courses online in the fall semester and are approved by their department to complete their assistantship remotely must have been paid by UM as a graduate assistant in a previous semester and must have a U.S. bank account in the UM payroll system.
TAs cannot teach students who are in Canada.
GermanyYesNew Students:
Yes, student must have a US bank account to be paid on an assistantship.

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.

Current Students:
Students located in Germany who are taking courses online in the fall semester and are approved by their department to complete their assistantship remotely must have been paid by UM as a graduate assistant in a previous semester and must have a U.S. bank account in the UM payroll system.
MexicoYes, with restrictionsNew Students:
In progress

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.

Current Students:
Students located in Mexico who are taking courses online in the fall semester and are approved by their department to complete their assistantship remotely must have been paid by UM as a graduate assistant in a previous semester and must have a U.S. bank account in the UM payroll system.
All video in the courses delivered in Mexico must be live. No recorded video allowed.
EthiopiaYes, limitedIn progress

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.
Online enrollment from Ethiopia is approved only for the Master of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communications program in the School of Journalism.
Costa RicaYesNew Students:
Yes, student must have a US bank account to be paid on an assistantship.

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.

Current Students:
Students located in Costa Rica who are taking courses online in the fall semester and are approved by their department to complete their assistantship remotely must have been paid by UM as a graduate assistant in a previous semester and must have a U.S. bank account in the UM payroll system.
Needs consent form to comply with data privacy requirements.
Czech RepublicYesNew Students:
Yes, student must have a US bank account to be paid on an assistantship.

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.

Current Students:
Students located in the Czech Republic who are taking courses online in the fall semester and are approved by their department to complete their assistantship remotely must have been paid by UM as a graduate assistant in a previous semester and must have a U.S. bank account in the UM payroll system.
FranceNoBecause online enrollment from within France is not possible, graduate students will not be able to remotely complete an assistantship since they will not be enrolled.
IranNoBecause online enrollment from within Iran is not possible, graduate students will not be able to remotely complete an assistantship since they will not be enrolled.
IraqYesNew Students:
Yes, student must have a US bank account to be paid on an assistantship.

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.

Current Students:
Students located in Iraq who are taking courses online in the fall semester and are approved by their department to complete their assistantship remotely must have been paid by UM as a graduate assistant in a previous semester and must have a U.S. bank account in the UM payroll system.
IsraelYesNew Students:
Yes, student must have a US bank account to be paid on an assistantship.

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.

Current Students:
Students located in Israel who are taking courses online in the fall semester and are approved by their department to complete their assistantship remotely must have been paid by UM as a graduate assistant in a previous semester and must have a U.S. bank account in the UM payroll system.
TAs cannot teach students who are in Israel.
JapanYesIn progress

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.
New ZealandYesNew Students:
Yes, student must have a US bank account to be paid on an assistantship.

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.

Current Students:
Students located in New Zealand who are taking courses online in the fall semester and are approved by their department to complete their assistantship remotely must have been paid by UM as a graduate assistant in a previous semester and must have a U.S. bank account in the UM payroll system.
RussiaYesNew Students:
Yes, student must have a US bank account to be paid on an assistantship.

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.

Current Students:
Students located in Russia who are taking courses online in the fall semester and are approved by their department to complete their assistantship remotely must have been paid by UM as a graduate assistant in a previous semester and must have a U.S. bank account in the UM payroll system.
SenegalYesNew Students:
Yes, student must have a US bank account to be paid on an assistantship.

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.

Current Students:
Students located in Senegal who are taking courses online in the fall semester and are approved by their department to complete their assistantship remotely must have been paid by UM as a graduate assistant in a previous semester and must have a U.S. bank account in the UM payroll system.
Students must obtain authorization from the Ministry of Finance to open a foreign bank account. Some data privacy rules apply.
SwedenYesNew Students:
Yes, student must have a US bank account to be paid on an assistantship.

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.

Current Students:
Students located in Sweden who are taking courses online in the fall semester and are approved by their department to complete their assistantship remotely must have been paid by UM as a graduate assistant in a previous semester and must have a U.S. bank account in the UM payroll system.
BahamasYesNew Students:
In progress

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.

Current Students:
Students located in the Bahamas who are taking courses online in the fall semester and are approved by their department to complete their assistantship remotely must have been paid by UM as a graduate assistant in a previous semester and must have a U.S. bank account in the UM payroll system.
CubaNoBecause online enrollment from within Cuba is not possible, graduate students will not be able to remotely complete an assistantship since they will not be enrolled.
ItalyYesNew Students:
Yes, student must have a US bank account to be paid on an assistantship.

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.

Current Students:
Students located in Italy who are taking courses online in the fall semester and are approved by their department to complete their assistantship remotely must have been paid by UM as a graduate assistant in a previous semester and must have a U.S. bank account in the UM payroll system.
AustraliaNoBecause online enrollment from within Australia is not possible, graduate students will not be able to remotely complete an assistantship since they will not be enrolled.
MyanmarYesNew Students:
Yes, student must have a US bank account to be paid on an assistantship.

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.

Current Students:
Students located in Myanmar who are taking courses online in the fall semester and are approved by their department to complete their assistantship remotely must have been paid by UM as a graduate assistant in a previous semester and must have a U.S. bank account in the UM payroll system.
Needs consent form to comply with data privacy requirements.
BulgariaYesNew Students:
Yes, student must have a US bank account to be paid on an assistantship.

Note, UM payroll does not have the ability to enter foreign bank accounts, addresses, or withhold foreign taxes. UM payroll also requires all workers to present to HR or a designated site (all designated sites are located within the US) original acceptable documents prior to or within the first three days of working. This may have implications for hiring new graduate assistants who are not able to be in the US between now and the start of their initial employment with UM.

Current Students:
Students located in Bulgaria who are taking courses online in the fall semester and are approved by their department to complete their assistantship remotely must have been paid by UM as a graduate assistant in a previous semester and must have a U.S. bank account in the UM payroll system.
Needs consent form to comply with data privacy requirements.