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Newly Admitted Students
International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA) is not involved in international student recruitment or admissions. If you are interested in undergraduate admissions at the University of Notre Dame, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. If you are interested in graduate admissions, contact the Graduate School. Advanced degrees in architecture, law, and business are administered separately by the School of Architecture, Law School and Mendoza College of Business, respectively.
While most international students attend Notre Dame on an F-1 visa, a J-1 visa is also available in some circumstances. If you have questions about which student visa to apply for, please first review our F-1 or J-1 visa chart.
Welcome to the University of Notre Dame!
The staff at International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA) understand that the transition to a new university and culture can be challenging, which is why we offer a variety of support services and programs to help you make the most out of your time at Notre Dame.
As a new Notre Dame student, you will have steps to complete for the university before arriving, and as a new international student, you have the steps below to complete to successfully begin your F-1 or J-1 status. If you have questions after reading through this information, please contact us at email@example.com or +1(574) 631-3825.
Register with ISSA - Mandatory for all F-1 and J-1 students sponsored by Notre Dame
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