Students walking on campus

Applying for a Student Visa

Steps Toward a Student Visa

SEVIS Fee and Appointment Video thumbnail.

Pay the SEVIS fee and set your appointment

The first steps toward obtaining a student visa is completing the DS-160, paying the SEVIS fee, and scheduling your appointment. This video will outline in more detail how to go about completing these tasks. Watch the SEVIS Fee and Setting an Appointment video.

Documentation for Interview Video thumbnail.

Gather the Necessary Documents

After you have set your visa appointment with the embassy, gather all the necessary documents for the appointment. Watch the Documentation for your Interview video to learn more.

Visa Interview Video thumbnail.

Prepare for the Interview

Once you have your documentation ready, you should start preparing for the actual interview. This video will give you an overview of the types of questions that a visa officer might ask, as well as some helpful tips to use during the interview. Watch the Visa Interview video. You can also find more tips from the Study in the States website.

Various outcomes of the process video thumbnail

Potential Outcomes of the Process

There are several potential outcomes of the visa process. You can be approved, conditionally approved upon submission of additional documents, or your application may be placed into administrative processing or denied. Our Various Outcomes in the Process video details what happens after your interview.

Arriving to the United States video thumbnail

Travel to the United States

When traveling to the United States, you’ll need to have important documents ready, including your valid passport and visa, I-20, and financial documentation. Watch the Arriving to the United States video to learn more about flying to the country and what to expect in your Customs & Border Protection interview.

Contact Information

International Admissions

Contact Us