Non-U.S. Citizens

U.S. Permanent Residents

For purposes of admissions and financial aid, U.S. permanent residents are considered similar to U.S. citizens.


International Applicants

International applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited US college or university prior to applying in order to be considered for admission.

We regret that we are currently unable to consider international applicants who do not have, or have in progress, an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited US college or university.  Students with a degree in progress must be scheduled to complete the degree by July 15th of their matriculating year.


International Student Visas

In order to register as a student, Stanford University requires that all international students must obtain and maintain an appropriate visa status for their stay in the U.S.

Prior to certification of an I-20 document, an international student must prove sufficient funds to meet one year of expenses while studying. Without written evidence of having financial support for one year, an international student will not be granted a student visa.

For more information, please refer to the current section of the Stanford Bulletin on visas.

Please also visit the Bechtel International Center for more information.


DACA or Undocumented Applicants

Stanford has actively supported the DREAM Act legislation since its introduction in 2001, which would enable undocumented students to continue their education and apply for citizenship.  Stanford also supports Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an executive action signed by former President Barack Obama, which allowed some undocumented individuals who entered the United States as children to remain in the country.  We are among the more than 600 colleges and universities that have signed a letter in support of DACA.

Individuals who have been granted DACA at the time of application are eligible to apply and matriculate to Stanford Medicine.  Additionally, individuals who have met all other requirements and are otherwise undocumented are permitted to apply and matriculate to Stanford Medicine.