University Vaccine Requirement Checker

University Vaccine Requirement Checker

Find Out If Your University Requires COVID-19 Vaccine

More universities and colleges worldwide, private and public, are recently obliging students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to be eligible for on-campus activities. If you are among those wishing to study in your home country or particularly abroad, but you haven’t still taken any of the COVID-19 vaccines approved so far, you are advised to check whether the university or college that you are planning to study at will ask you to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as the 2021/22 academic year begins.

You can receive information in this regard through Erudera’s University Vaccine Requirement Checker, which is very easy to use. Simply select the country where you are planning to head to, and the tool will afterwards provide you with a full list of universities located in the respective country, which are asking on-campus students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or show a negative test as valid proof of immunization.

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According to VisaGuide.World, the main COVID-19 vaccines recognized by most countries in the world are those approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which are:

  • AstraZeneca
  • Pfizer/BioNTech
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Moderna

In addition to the above-mentioned vaccines, Covishield, Sinopharm & Sinovac vaccines are also widely recognized.

It is important to note that most higher education institutions (over 700) requiring COVID-19 vaccines are located in the United States. Currently, 93 percent of students and 95 percent of employees at Harvard University have taken a COVID-19 vaccine. Yale reports that 98 percent of undergraduates and 97 percent of graduate students are vaccinated, while at Brown University, 95 percent of employees and 97 percent of students are already vaccinated.

Following the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to fully approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, more universities across the US decided to impose the COVID-19 vaccine before allowing students to return to campuses.

However, in the US, students have been more reluctant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, forcing the country’s universities to introduce various incentive programs in a bid to get more students and staff vaccinated, thus offering free tuition, scholarships, gift certificates, and more.

Differently, in Italy, a national vaccination campaign over the COVID-19 pandemic was launched at the end of 2020 by the Italian Ministry of Health, aiming to find out about undergraduate’s stance regarding COVID-19 vaccination. From 3,226 students attending universities in Bari, Naples, and Rome between February and April 2021, 91.9 percent expressed readiness to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Australia, on the other hand, which has some of the world's toughest border restrictions and has not permitted international students to enter the country since March 20, 2020, announced that the return of students will happen soon but will be guided by health advice and the rollout of vaccines.

Many universities have stressed that they will permit exemptions for medical and religious reasons, nevertheless, students must show proof behind the reason why they cannot take a COVID-19 vaccine in order to be able to access campuses.

Editor's Note: The data are being updated regularly as new information becomes available. If you find any inaccuracies in the information provided from this checker, please contact [email protected].

Last Updated: 04/11/2021