New Student Immigration Document and Visa Process

Each year the University of Pennsylvania admits over 1,000 international students to its undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs. These students are admitted to the university through the same process as their American peers. However, once international students have been admitted, there is a second process that must be completed before they can enter the United States to begin their studies.

Pre-Arrival Information About Penn

This section provides useful information to help ease the transition to your new environment, such as what to expect at the US port of entry, transportation in and around Philadelphia, healthcare and banking.

Check out this video containing advice for the Undergraduate Class of 2017 from the Class of 2016! (Shot by Jackie Van Loan, C'16, for Penn Arts & Sciences)

Information for Admission Offices

Information for Penn admission offices, including admission office responsibilities for international student admissions and the ISSS annual admissions meeting.