International students

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VCU is a place where students from all over the world come to learn, grow and share perspectives.

With nationally ranked academic programs, global connections and an ideal East Coast U.S. location, VCU brings international students an opportunity to gain real-life experience, be part of important research and so much more.

  • 1000+

    International students currently enrolled at VCU

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  • Welcome to a world of support

    The Global Education Office (GEO) helps international students and scholars with a whole suite of services.

    Explore GEO
  • Visas made easier

    We have a team of immigration advisers who can help you with issues like F-1 visas and travel abroad.

    Learn more about visas
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  • Find your community

    GEO holds programs and events that will help you connect to other international students as well as other VCU community members.

    Connect to your community
  • Learn English in a year

    Need to meet English proficiency requirements for admissions? Consider signing up for VCU’s CEA-accredited English Language Program (ELP).

    Learn about ELP
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Live well. Eat well.

Our 11 residence halls and 23 on-campus dining options are here if you'd like to stick close to VCU, or explore options off-campus.

Explore housing and dining

I never felt out of place, regardless if I was at a function [or] if I was sitting in class amongst other students, VCU made me feel like I wasn’t missing home.
Pooja Sriram, psychology and sociology graduate