International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA) is not involved in international student recruitment or admissions decisions; however, we encourage you to contact the appropriate office below for more information.Are you interested in attending the University of Notre Dame as a degree-seeking student? Do you have questions about your TOEFL scores or other admissions requirements?
Most students attend Notre Dame using the F-1 visa. However, some may have the option to use the J-1 visa instead. Here is some information about the two visa types to help you determine which is the best option for you.
Funding for your tuition and living expenses can come from any source.
A substantial portion of your funding must come from a source other than your own funds or the funds of family or friends. Some examples of acceptable funding sources are ND scholarships, government scholarships, and employers. Total funding documented must cover the entire duration of the program, including any dependent expenses.
Spouse and children under the age of 21 may accompany you on the F-2 visa. Spouse may not work in the US, but may study part-time. Children may attend primary and secondary schools full-time.
Spouse and children under the age of 21 may accompany you on the J-2 visa. Spouse may study without restriction, and may apply for work authorization. Children may study without restriction.
Two Year Home Residency Requirement
There is no such requirement at the end of the F-1 program.
For the average incoming freshman, leaving friends and family to go to college for the first time is often an overwhelming experience. But for international students, these nerves and uncertainties are amplified, as they must travel longer distances and face an entirely new culture and language.
That’s where the Notre Dame International Ambassadors step in.
The largest gathering of alumni, parents, students, and friends of Notre Dame in Asia came together this weekend in Beijing. Centered around Notre Dame International’s seventh Greater China Scholars Weekend, an annual event celebrating the top twenty high school applicants to Notre Dame from the greater China region, the Notre Dame community proved it is flourishing and excited about the future.