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Prospective Students

Currently, more than 2000 international students attend West Virginia University from over 100 countries. International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) staff members help these students with their initial adjustment to the University and Morgantown, assist them throughout their entire stay by providing social, cultural and educational programs, and by answering questions and giving advice about personal concerns, cultural differences, immigration regulations, and financial matters. ISSS works closely with faculty, staff, campus organizations and community groups to ensure that international students, scholars, and their families have the greatest opportunity to achieve their academic and personal goals. ISSS serves as the focal point on campus that addresses the special needs, questions and concerns of those who come to West Virginia University from abroad.

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International Students and Scholars Services

In addition to organizing check-in and orientation for new WVU international students, we provide advising and assistance with:

  • Immigration regulations and paperwork
  • Social and cultural adjustment
  • Personal concerns

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Apply to the Intensive English Program (IEP)

Apply for an International Undergraduate Program

Apply for an International Graduate Program

Please note: you cannot request immigration documents (I-20, DS-2019, etc.) for the purposes of studying in a fully online program. To study in the US, you must enroll in a program that requires you to be physically present in the US. You may only enroll in one  online class (up to 3 credit hours) per semester to count towards your full-time enrollment.