We are looking forward to welcoming you to our community. Below you will find the next steps for starting the process to obtain your I-20, the document you will need to apply for your F-1 student visa.

  • After you accept our offer and deposit, you will receive an email requesting you to claim your VU NetID within a few days. The VU NetID will be your username that identifies you to most computer-based systems at Vanderbilt.
  • Once you complete that process, you will receive an email from the Vanderbilt International Students & Scholars Services (ISSS) with instructions on how to enter the International Students & Scholars Portal to start the process of applying for your I-20. Start the process as soon as possible upon receiving the email from ISSS.

For new students frequently asked questions on the I-20 process, please click here.







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