Choosing to study in another country is a big decision, which is why we do everything we can to make our international students feel as welcome, safe and supported as possible.
As a student at Jefferson, you’ll join a collaborative community, explore big ideas and prepare to help shape the world.
No matter which area of study you pursue at Jefferson, you’ll collaborate with classmates across majors to solve actual problems for actual companies like Verizon or NASA. Our students have created solutions for young adults with disabilities, designed new products for Tenneco, developed a vaccine and more. Our signature Nexus Learning™ approach gives you the tools, connections and confidence to reach your full potential.
College is more than an education—it’s an experience. From activities and clubs on campus to Philadelphia’s parks, sporting events and incredible music scene, life at Jefferson includes time and space to live. As a new student, you’ll also make friends at our international student orientation program, complete with small-group meetups, Q&A sessions and more.
At Jefferson, you'll be steps away from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Our students explore art and science at world-class museums like The Barnes Foundation or The Academy of Natural Sciences, eat at trendy new restaurants and visit high-end boutiques. They also participate in service missions and community initiatives—check out Park in a Truck!
One of the most walkable cities in the United States, Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods—from the lively music scene in Fishtown to the Italian Market in South Philly. With a low cost of living and job-market growth above 10%, Philadelphia is a fantastic place to be.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our non-binding Early Action application deadline for incoming first-year students is November 1. Our Regular Decision application deadline is March 1. Jefferson reviews applications on a rolling basis.
Students declare themselves as international students when they apply for admission to Jefferson.
Admitted students are issued an F-1 visa after confirming their enrollment to Jefferson.
There are a limited number of on-campus jobs available to international students. While opportunities are available, students should not rely on obtaining an on-campus job to fund their studies at Jefferson.