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.
Build a Powerful Path to the Future
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.
Find Your Second Home
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.
We Are Here For You
Our admissions team is here to answer your questions and help you take the next step in applying and completing your international forms.
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I apply?
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.
I speak English. Will Jefferson waive the English Language Proficiency requirement for me?
English proficiency requirements are waived for countries where the official language is English. View the complete list of countries where an English is the official language.
Learn more about application requirements for International students.
How does Jefferson determine whether I am an international applicant?
Students declare themselves as international students when they apply for admission to Jefferson.
What type of visa will I have when I enroll at Jefferson?
I-20’s or DS-2019’s are issued once a student receives an offer of admission and confirms their enrollment to Jefferson. Additional information will be provided in the MyJefferson portal.
Are on-campus jobs available for international students?
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.