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)
- Form for Spouse and Dependent 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 other J-1s, including international scholars and researchers, please click here.
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.
- Application for the DS-2019 DEGREE (pdf)
- ADD J-1 NON DEGREE DS-2019 APPLICATION
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.
- J-1 STUDENT CHECKLIST
- VISITING SHORT TERM/SUMMER APPLICATION
- DEGREE SEEKING J-1 APPLICATION
Below are other useful links when applying for your J-1 student visa.
- J1 Pre-Arrival Packet (pdf)
- U.S. State Department J Visa Information
- Find a U.S. Embassy
- ADD INSURANCE DOC
- ADD ORIENTATION DOC
J-1 Visa Scholars, Researchers and Professors
International scholars are an important part of our campus community. If you are a Brooklyn College faculty member or administrator interested in sponosring an international scholar, researcher, or professors please follow this link:
ADD SPONSOR RESPONSIBILITIES
ADD FACULTY/ADMIN REQUEST FOR DS2019
ADD ENGLISH PROFICIENCY FORM
Below are useful links for J-visitors and their sponsors: