New and Incoming Students: welcome to Washington University in St. Louis and to the United States!
You are an important part of the WashU community, and we are proud of the diversity that you help us to create.
Here are some resources and forms that new international students may find helpful:
- Obtaining a Visa
- Planning for Arrival in the U.S.
- After Arrival in the U.S.
- Orientation Programs for New International Students
In addition, new international students will need to complete the following forms:
Students requesting a DS-2019 or I-20 must show proof of funding for one year. Funding may come from university scholarships and fellowships, personal or family funds, or sponsorship. Students who are not receiving full funding from the university, must submit the Affidavit of Financial Support along with proof of funding (financial statements, sponsorship letter, etc.). For questions, students should contact their Admissions representative.
Contact Undergraduate Admissions for appropriate documentation.
New Student Status Forms
New Undergraduate students
New undergraduate students who are in the U.S. at the time of admission are required to complete the New Undergraduate Student Status Form form before the OISS will issue an I-20 or DS-2019.
New Graduate students
All new graduate students are required to complete the New Graduate Student Status Form form before the OISS will issue an I-20 or DS-2019.
Contact Undergraduate Admissions for the appropriate transfer form.
A transfer form is not needed by WashU, instead we ask you complete the New Graduate Student Status Form.