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​International Student Resources

Learn U.S. business culture—while you share yours.

At USD's School of Business, we are happy to welcome bright and talented international students like you. By studying in our business school, your unique cultural background and experiences enrich our program—and our entire student body. Follow our links below to help you make a smooth transition from your home country to our campus here in San Diego.

Learn how our admissions process works, find out how to obtain your F-1 student visa and read about student housing at USD.

Find out which master's programs you are eligible to apply to, view our application checklist and learn how to obtain F-1 visa status.

As an international graduate student, we have additional requirements for you below.

  • International applicants must submit a Certification of Finances Form and official bank statements before they may be issued an I-20 for a student visa. The Certificate of Finances Form and bank statements may be submitted once applicants are admitted to an MBA program.
  • Applicants educated outside of the U.S. must have a course-by-course degree evaluation conducted through World Education Services (WES) to ensure that their degree is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree. The USD Master's of Finance program requires the WES evaluation before an international student's application can be reviewed. Other graduate business programs may request this evaluation after receiving an offer of admission if applicants provide unofficial transcripts and apply by the priority deadline of April 1 for fall admission or October 15 for spring admission.

WES, PO Box 5087, Bowling Green Station, New York, NY 10274, United States