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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 and private campus community that values diversity and promotes cross-cultural understanding. Here are some highlights:

  • Location: Located in New York, 25 miles from Manhattan
  • Programs: 160 undergraduate and over 175 graduate program options with more than 100 dual-degree program options
  • Scholarships: Partial merit scholarships (SAT and ACT exams are not required for undergraduate programs.)
    *Partial scholarships are available for graduate students. These awards are limited, competitive, based on merit and awarded at the time of admission by graduate program faculty.
  • Job placement rate: Above 93%. We're ranked in the top 9 percent of colleges and universities nationwide for midcareer salary of all undergraduate alumni. Our graduates are world changers!
  • Diversity: Hofstra has earned the highest ratings for diversity and inclusiveness.

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

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.

Apply for Undergraduate Admission
Apply for Graduate Admission

A Different Way

INTO Hofstra

INTO Hofstra delivers University-designed Academic English and Pathway programs to support and prepare international students during your transition to a U.S. University. Earn credits while getting the extra support you need!

Get Ready

Once you’ve submitted your application, your next step will be applying for a student visa and financing your study.

Obtaining an I-20

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

Scholarship Opportunities

Merit scholarships from Hofstra and scholarship opportunities from external organizations can help fund your studies.

Obtaining a Student Visa

Once you are accepted into Hofstra University and submit the necessary documents for your I-20, your application is sent to International Student Affairs.

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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International Student Affairs

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

2024 International Brochure » 

Transfer Credit Equivalencies

A-Level Equivalencies

CAPE Equivalencies

AP Equivalencies

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Contact Us

For further information, contact International Admission:

100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

Undergraduate Admission 
Phone: 516-463-6700

Graduate Admission
Phone: 516-463-4723