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Santa Clara University has a long history of welcoming international students to our academic community. This website aims to introduce the sometimes complex and confusing U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services (USCIS) rules which govern the immigration status of international students on campus.  For the latest information on immigration updates please click on Important Announcements.

Walk-In Office Hours

Monday and Tuesday 2:00 -4:00 pm, Wednesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., first floor Varsi Hall.

Feel free to stop by during the walk-in hours with any questions or advising needs. To meet with an advisor outside of the walk-in office hours, please contact the International Student Peer Advisor at (408) 551-7037 to schedule an appointment.

I-20/DS-2019 Processing

If you are a newly admitted international student and require an I-20, please visit: Outline of I-20 Process.

If you are a newly admitted international student and require a DS-2019,  please visit: J-1 Visa Information.

Admissions Contacts

Please note that International Student Services is not involved in the admissions process. International students are encouraged to contact the appropriate departments regarding admissions at:

Undergraduate Admissions

MBA Admissions

MSIS Admissions

Graduate Engineering

Law Admissions

Education and Counseling Psychology

Pastoral Ministries

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