About 30% of our graduate students come from outside the United States. Here are some resources that will help you make a smooth transition to Virginia Tech.

Applying to Virginia Tech as an International Student

International applicants must apply in time to allow for immigration processes and travel. 


Find out which types of employment are available under your student visa.

Guide for New International Students

Information about registering for classes, housing, and everything else you need to know to get started as a Virginia Tech student.

Immigration Services

Immigration documents are due June 1 for fall semester enrollment and November 1 for students enrolling in spring semester.

Cranwell International Center

Find resources about cultural adjustment, transportation, banking, and resources from Virginia Tech’s Cranwell International Center.

Orientation for New International Students

Understand the basic rights and responsibilities that come with your student visa status.

Contact Us

+1 540-231-8486

Fax: +1 540-231-3714


International Graduate Student Services

Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown

155 Otey Street

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA 24061


Walk-in Advising Hours

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.