F-1 Visa Students
International students who are admitted to the college will be asked to complete an I-20 application. An I -20 is needed for full-time degree-seeking international students applying for an F-1 visa and for current international students transfering from another educational institution within the United States.
We have compiled a guide that will assist you with your I-20 application process and ask that you read through it carefully. If you have any questions, the Office of International Student Services is here to help.
- Guide to Applying for the I-20 and F-1 Visa (pdf)
- Application for the Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) (pdf)
Students who are transferring their F-1 student status from another U.S.-based educational institution to Brooklyn College must complete the Transfer Form and an I-20 Application so we are able to process a new I-20.
- Student Transfer Form (pdf)
Below are other useful links when applying for your F-1 student visa.
J-1 Visa Students
International students applying for a J-1 visa are usually exchange, government sponsored or visiting students at Brooklyn College. Please e-mail us for assistance with applying for your DS-2019 or with any questions regarding the J-1 process. For nonstudent J-1 visas, including international scholars and researchers, please contact Human Resources.
We have a DS-2019 application packet that all students seeking a J-1 visa must complete. If you have any questions, the Office of International Student Services is here to help.
Students interested in attending Brooklyn College as an international visiting student should first e-mail International Student Services (ISS) or call us at 718.951.4477. We will assist you with the process. Additionally, a student must complete a Visiting Student Application and submit it to ISS along with TOEFL scores, current transcripts and a letter from your home institution giving you permission to study at Brooklyn College as part of your degree program.
Below are other useful links when applying for your J-1 student visa.