International Students

Palo Alto University prides itself on providing a welcome environment to students from all over the world. International students will feel welcome in the diverse San Francisco Bay Area culture.  International Student Services provides assistance in the areas of housingliving in the United States, as well as F-1 immigration regulations and F-1 employment.

Applicants who require an I-20 form for an F-1 visa application may only apply to PAU's PhD, PsyD, and Psychology & Social Action programs.

For PAU Masters programs, International students who plan to be in their home country while being a student in the online Masters in Counseling format or MS in Psychology program are eligible to apply.

International students currently living in the U.S. in F-1 status and those interested in becoming F-1 international students for studying in the U.S. are not eligible to apply for PAU Masters in Counseling on-campus format. 

Most but not all non-immigrant visa categories allow full time study in academic programs. If you are uncertain about the regulations of your immigration status, please contact the Student Services Associate Director.  F-1 international student applicants applying to doctoral and undergraduate programs, please review 'Admission Requirements for F-1 students'.

Please note: The Department of State has suspended most routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates due to the COVID 19 pandemic.  Please check here for updates. You can also check:  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/COVID-19-Country-Specific-Information.html

This should not affect prospective F-1 students who are already physically in the U.S. unless they travel outside the U.S. and need a new F-1 visa to return in the fall.  

 
Lisa Harris 
Associate Director of Student Services
Los Altos Campus, 5150 El Camino Real, Suite C-10 #5
Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm 
Zoom drop in hours: Tuesdays: 9am-11am   https://paloaltou.zoom.us/j/219741621 

Thursdays:12pm-2pm:  https://paloaltou.zoom.us/j/581066346

Phone: 650-433-3851
Fax: 650-433-3888
 
 
 
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