New Students

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Welcome to our diverse Brandeis community!

The New Student section of our website provides you with all of the information you need to prepare for your arrival to the U.S., understand the student visa process, obtain a student visa, enter the U.S., and get settled on campus once you arrive.

All international students who are not U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents must have the appropriate immigration status to study in the U.S.  The most common student immigration status is F-1.  Students that are sponsored by government agencies, organizations, or universities may be eligible for J-1 status. For more information about the various visa categories go to  Overview of Visa Categories.

There are a few things that you should do to prepare for your arrival on campus.  To learn more go to Pre-Arrival Information.

In the Pre-Arrival section, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to obtain a student visa and enter the U.S.

Once you arrive on the Brandeis campus you will be able to take advantage of the many services and programs we offer to make your transition smooth and to get you started for a successful Brandeis experience!  For more information go to Post-Arrival Information.