Applying to VCU

VCU is home to more than 1,200 international students from 101 countries. As one of the top research universities in the U.S., we appreciate the global perspective and cultural diversity international students bring to our vibrant campus.

The instructions in this section are for international undergraduate and graduate applicants, including non-immigrants who are currently residing outside of the U.S. and plan to come on an F1 or J1 visa and non-immigrants currently residing in the U.S. under a visa.

If you're ready to get started as an international applicant, choose from the options below to learn about the process for undergraduate or graduate international students.

Discover your unlimited potential.

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  • Find undergraduate international details

    Learn about required application materials and deadlines, and access forms that you must submit as an international undergraduate applicant.

    Apply as an undergraduate
  • Access international graduate requirements

    Find forms and required materials you will need to apply to VCU as an international graduate applicant.

    Go to graduate requirements
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Important dates

Don't miss an international application deadline.

  • Jun. 1

    Fall semester undergraduate deadline

  • Oct. 1

    Spring semester undergraduate deadline

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I was worried about being away from my family for the first time, but everyone at VCU has been so welcoming. I feel like I blend right in.
Gladys Langi, human genetics graduate

Find support from the Global Education Office

From student visas to immigration advising and support finding your on-campus community, VCU's Global Education Office is here to help.

Go to GEO's site