An international student is considered to be an individual who is enrolled full-time in a degree or nondegree program at a U.S. university or college and holds a temporary nonimmigrant visa.
Please be aware that U.S. immigration law is complex and that the information presented here should only be used as a source of general information.
We are pleased that you are considering study at Washington University in St. Louis. WashU provides distinctive, well-tailored academic programs to suit your needs and passions. Here, you will find a welcoming and diverse community. We welcome you to learn more about the admissions process.
New & Incoming Students
Welcome to Washington University in St. Louis and to the United States. You are an important part of the WashU community, and we are proud of the diversity that you help us to create. We know that many new students have a number of concerns before their arrival to St. Louis. We are here to make your transition a smooth one as you arrive in the U.S. and will be here to help ensure you maintain your student visa status.
Regardless of how long you have been studying at WashU, we have resources available to assist you. Whether you need information on maintaining your status, employment & training, requesting a letter, travel or more, we have you covered. If you need additional information, you are always welcome to come speak with your international advisor during walk-in advising.