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Why should you study at Hofstra University as an international student? Hofstra has a long tradition of welcoming international students (See what countries are represented at Hofstra), who enjoy the benefits of American higher education in a selective, private campus community that values diversity and promotes cross-cultural understanding.

Hofstra offers international students an assortment of organizations, events, and services through the Office of International Students and a location close to New York City and its wealth of cultural experiences and internship opportunities, with two nearby international airports and abundant public transportation.

Explore our site and learn why Hofstra is a special place to live and study, and the right choice for you.

How To

How to Apply to Hofstra

To help you as you apply for admission to Hofstra University, we've provided an easy checklist for you to follow as you gather your forms and materials.

A Different Way

INTO Hofstra

INTO Hofstra delivers university-designed Academic English and Pathway programs to support and prepare international students who do not meet the requirements for direct entry for successful academic careers at Hofstra University.

Get Ready

As you prepare to attend Hofstra, here are some items to take care of first.

Obtaining a Student Visa

Once you are accepted to Hofstra University and submit your deposit your application is sent to Office of Multicultural and International Student Programs.

Obtaining an I-20

An I-20 form is an official government document which certifies that a person is eligible to be an F-1 non-immigrant student at Hofstra. 

Financial Support

Financial Support can come from a combination of sources in the U.S. or abroad.

Learn More

Check out translated brochures and watch the videos below to learn more about international student life at Hofstra.



Please email with any questions about required documents or the admission process.

All documents can be scanned and emailed to International Admission

*Remember that you will need to bring original copies of your financial supporting documents to your visa interview.


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Office of International Student Affairs

International Student Affairs provides a variety of programs and services to meet the unique needs of our international student population.

Contact Us

For further information, please contact the Office of International Admission:

100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549 USA
Tel: 516-463-6700
Fax: 516-463-5100