International Students

International Graduate Student Services in the Graduate School provide immigration services to the nearly 1900 international graduate students enrolled in Blacksburg. Immigration advisors in the National Capital Region are also available to assist international students on that campus.

Applying to Virginia Tech 

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

Guide for New International Students

Information about getting your immigration form (I-20/DS-2019), preparing to come to the U.S., and getting started as a student after you arrive. 


Learn about employment options available to you at various stages in your student visa status.






Immigration Services

The Graduate School provides immigration advising and services to international graduate students from the time they apply through post-graduation employment authorizations.

Request Forms    

Find all the necessary forms and information to request immigration benefits.

Orientation for New International Students

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