International students

Students from more than 100 countries are represented among VCU’s student body. We deeply value the international members of our graduate student community, and we celebrate the perspectives they bring to the classroom and to campus.

If you’re considering coming to VCU from a country outside of the U.S., there are multiple campus resources available to help you navigate the process.

Application information

For more information on applying to VCU as an international graduate student, visit the international graduate admissions page. Additional details on international graduate admissions policies can also be found in the VCU Bulletin. For specific questions not answered on the admissions pages, please reach out to International Admissions at

Connection and support

The VCU Global Education Office is available to provide assistance, guidance and support to international graduate students. Services include opportunities for student connection, advice on housing options, health insurance, English language courses, placement testing for proof of English proficiency and more. To connect with GEO, visit their website or contact

Immigration services

As an international member of the VCU community, we know you may have questions related to your visa. VCU offers immigration advising for visa-related support and our Immigration Services team is available to answer your questions related to the F-1 and J-1 visas and eligible work authorizations. For more information about immigration advising at VCU, visit the immigration advising page or email