International compliance with care

The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment that celebrates our international students’ and scholars’ diverse experiences, cultures and aspirations. OISS plays a pivotal role in cultivating a vibrant, intercultural atmosphere on our campus, extending support to international students, scholars, faculty and staff through immigration sponsorship. Our commitment is to ensure a seamless integration process for those who are admitted, appointed or employed by WashU.

Our Mission

Grounded in the belief that education can shape global perspectives, our mission is to empower our international community with the knowledge and resources needed to navigate U.S. immigration compliance with care and compassion.

Who We Serve

International students make up more than 30% of WashU’s student body and enrich the academic experience of students by contributing to the cultural diversity of our campus. Each year, WashU also sponsors hundreds of international scholars in disciplines across campus.


International Students


International Scholars


Countries Represented

Connect with OISS

Stop by one of our offices or schedule an appointment with an adviser.

Summer Hours:

  • Danforth Campus
    Alumni House, 6510 Wallace Drive

    Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    Thursday (virtual drop-in: join by zoom)
    10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Medical Campus
    Mid-Campus Center, Suite 2043

    Tuesday and Thursday
    10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Email OISS:

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Department Administrators

Find information to admit, advise and sponsor international students, faculty or staff within your department.

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