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Thank you for your interest in Tulane University. We invite you to explore our world and consider joining our academic community!

As an international student, you may need a student visa in order to embark on your Tulane University studies. The Office of International Students and Scholars will work with your admitting office in order to provide your F-1 and J-1 immigration documents and any F-2 and J-2 documents for your dependents.

For more information about applying to Tulane University as a degree-seeking international student, please visit the Admissions & Aid department.

F-1 or J-1 Status: Which is Best for You?


F-1 Students

F-1 visas are the most common status for university students. Any source of financial support is acceptable and on-campus employment does not require a work permit. 

For more information about applying to Tulane University as an international student, please visit Tulane's Admissions & Aid department.


J-1 Students

To register as a J-1 student, you must have:

  • Financial support for all of your school and living expenses, including additional financial support for any accompanying family members, for the duration of your degree program as determined by normative time
  • 51% or more of your total financial support comes from an institutional or government sponsor in the form of a scholarship, fellowship, assistantship, stipend, tuition waiver, or other direct support provided specifically for the educational program. Personal, loans, or support from family or individuals do not qualify.

You can also qualify for J-1 visas if you are participating in a specific educational exchange program (see below).

Educational Exchanges

Various departments at Tulane University partner in educational exchanges with accredited universities and partners around the globe. For more information on educational exchanges at the undergraduate and graduate levels, visit the following sponsors:


Sponsored Students

The Office of International Students and Scholars at Tulane University is pleased to administer services for sponsored international students and their sponsors. We serve as the central point of contact and as liaison to faculty, departments, Graduate Admissions offices, Admissions, Housing and Accounts Receivable.

Tulane University is committed to the goals of international education and exchange, we welcome your inquiries and requests as you consider our institution as the academic home for yourself or your students.

Please note that the Office of International Students and Scholars does not offer scholarships or refer students to potential sponsors.

Beth Nazar is the Sponsored International Student Coordinator and the main point of contact for international sponsored students at Tulane University.


Financial Aid

While international students are ineligible for government-based tuition assistance, Tulane University does offer scholarships, grants and need-based scholarships for students who qualify.

For more information on current scholarships and grants, visit here or contact our office.