International Students and Scholars Office

Step 1: Submit the VIDOF with Required Documents and Obtain your Form I-20/DS-2019

International students must submit the electronic VIDOF (Visa Information/Declaration of Finances) and required supporting documents to the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) or the appropriate Brandeis Admissions Office to obtain an immigration document to apply for a student visa. The VIDOF collects the necessary information for the ISSO to prepare and issue a Certificate of Eligibility, Form I-20 (for F-1 status) or Form DS-2019 (for J-1 Status.)

Students admitted to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), International Business School, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management and undergraduate students will receive an email from the ISSO inviting them to complete the VIDOF in the ISSO Portal.

Undergraduate Exchange Students will receive instructions from the Study Abroad Office.

Required Supporting Documents 

If you have questions or issues with accessing the online VIDOF, please contact the appropriate office. 

For Undergraduate studentsGSAS students, Heller students, and International Business School students, contact the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO). 

For Undergraduate Exchange students, contact the Office of Study Abroad.

Continue to Step 2:  Pay the SEVIS Fee