International Students

Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) relating to the International Student undergraduate application process.

When is the deadline for an international student to accept their offer?

Students are encouraged to accept their Penn State offer of admission as soon as possible! An acceptance deadline date will be included within the offer letter. Student can review the Steps to Apply and how to view the admission decision under our International Student information. 

How do I apply for a Visa?

Once students have received an offer of admission from Penn State and paid acceptance fees, the International Student and Scholar Advising (ISSA) will start a file for issuing the appropriate visa eligibility document. ISSA will contact students via email with the next steps of the process. Please visit Penn State Global Programs for more information on steps to take prior to arriving at Penn State. 

What financial aid is available for international students?

Financial information including for international students can be found through Penn State Global Programs and includes information on Financial Aid and Scholarships. 

Can I get in-state tuition if I am an international student?

Please review our Residency Information for details on how Penn State considers residency for tuition purposes.  

How do I provide English Language Proficiency?

International students whose native language is not English must submit proof of English language proficiency. This requirement can be satisfied and submitted in a variety of ways and is outlined under our English Language Proficiency Requirements

Can I apply to Penn State if I am undocumented?

Individuals applying to Penn State as an undocumented student can review our application process and find additional resources under our Undocumented Student Information.