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International Students

With students from more than 150 countries, Georgia State is an international campus. Our students enjoy our vibrant Atlanta location, the Southeast’s economic, governmental and cultural center.

Who are International Students?

Applicants to Georgia State University are classified “international” applicants if they meet any of the following criteria:

  • Students who are not U.S. citizens and who are currently in the U.S. on an F-1 (student) visa.
  • Students who are currently living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States.
  • Students who are currently in the U.S. on any other class of visa.
  • Students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status, but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card.
  • Students who have been educated outside of the U.S.

Admission for International Students

International applicants must meet the regular admission requirements of their student type. If you have never attended college, please see our information for Freshmen applicants. If you have completed college coursework and wish to complete your undergraduate degree at Georgia State, please see our information for Transfer applicants. If you don’t fit in either of those categories, review the other applicant types.

In addition to meeting all of the admission requirements for your student type, as an international student, you must also submit the following materials by the appropriate deadline:

  • Proof of English Proficiency if English is not your first language. (Students from Puerto Rico must meet the English Proficiency requirements.)
  • Appropriate Visa/residency documents
  • Official evaluations of all foreign transcripts
  • After you are academically admitted to Georgia State University, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) will contact you about next steps to request your immigration documents and student visa.