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Being the Best Student You Can Be

Students have different goals and different objectives for their WashU career, and the school is committed to helping each student reach their personal benchmarks. Explore resources, study opportunities outside the classroom, and academic jobs to be the best you can.

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Address/Phone/Email Reporting Requirement

SEVIS regulations require the university to report a physical local address, phone number and email address for all F-1 and J-1 students.

After U.S. Arrival for International Students

After you arrive in St. Louis, see the steps to take to make sure you get off to a smooth start.

Ask an Advisor: Do I need a job offer before applying for OPT?

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is an F-1 work benefit that authorizes students to work in the U.S. for up to 12-months to gain practical work experience in their field of study.

Ask an Advisor: Is Marijuana Legal Now?

The laws around marijuana use in the U.S. have been changing and it can be difficult to know what is allowed and what is not.

Ask an Advisor: It’s Tax Time, What do I need to know as an International Student?

If you can answer yes to the question, “Were you physically present in the U.S. at any time during 2019?”, then the answer is simple – Yes, you must file taxes for 2019 (which are due April 15, 2020).

Campus Involvement for International Graduate Students

Get resources for promoting health among international graduate students at WashU.

Certification of Student Status Letter Request for International Students

Complete this form to request a letter to verify your student status.

Changes to the H-1B Application Process and What You Should Know

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it is implementing a registration process in the next H-1B lottery.

Associated Departments

  • Office for International Students and Scholars

    The OISS enables international students and scholars to thrive academically and socially.

  • Residential Life

    We seek to provide a safe environment that encourages learning and personal growth in an inclusive community that empowers and challenges our residents.

  • WashU Cares

    WashU Cares assists the university in handling situations involving the safety and well-being of Danforth Campus students.

  • Office of Scholar Programs

    The Office of Scholar Programs houses the staff and scholars of the university’s premiere, merit-based scholar programs.