International Graduate Students

Our International Student Services Office (ISSO) is here to work with you throughout your journey to graduate school at Suffolk. We look forward to welcoming you to our country and to our friendly campus in downtown Boston.

Here are some steps that the ISSO has laid out for international graduate students at Suffolk University:

  1. Pay Deposit
    Students admitted to a graduate program in the College of Arts & Sciences or Sawyer Business School must submit a non-refundable tuition deposit by the date listed on your acceptance letter to reserve a place in the entering class. The non-refundable deposit is credited to the tuition bill at the time of registration.
  2. Submit Statement of Financial Resources
    Mail a complete Certificate of Finances [PDF] and a Bank Statement to the Office of Graduate Admission or the Center for International Programs and Services.
  3. Obtain an Immigration Document
    The Center for International Programs and Services (CIPS) will issue your immigration document (I-20) approximately 2-3 weeks after receiving your Confidential Declaration of Finances Form or Bank Statement and tuition deposit. The I-20 will be sent to you via courier service to the address listed on your application.
  4. Fill out the transfer release form [PDF] if you are an incoming transfer student
  5. Apply for the F-1 Student Visa
    After you receive your I-20, you will be ready to apply for the F-1 Student Visa, just follow the F-1 Visa Application Instructions.