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. Located 35 miles south of San Francisco, Palo Alto University is situated at the apex of Silicon Valley and minutes away from Stanford University and downtown Palo Alto. 

Please Note: 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'.

The office of student services can provide assistance in the areas of housing, living in the United Statesas well as F-1 immigration regulations and F-1 employment.

Lisa Harris 
Associate Director of Student Services
Los Altos Campus, 5150 El Camino Real, Suite C-10 #5
Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm Mon/Tues/Thurs - on campus, Wed/Fri - remote
Phone: 650-433-3828
Fax: 650-433-3888