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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.
Hofstra offers international students an assortment of organizations, events, and services through International Student Affairs 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.
A Different Way
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.
As you prepare to attend Hofstra, here are some items to take care of first.
Obtaining a Student Visa
Once you are accepted into Hofstra University and submit your deposit your application is sent to International Student Affairs.
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 nonimmigrant student at Hofstra.
Financial Support can come from a combination of sources in the U.S. or abroad.
Check out translated brochures and watch the videos below to learn more about International Student Life at Hofstra.
- Financial Verification Form [PDF]
Please note that the I-20 application can be completed at any stage of the application process. However, it is a required form in order to finalize an admission decision.
- F-1 Visa Transfer Form [PDF]
(required if transferring from a U.S. high school, college or university)
- Affidavit of Support (if financial documents include an account that is not in the student’s name)
- Dependent Information Form (if any dependents will accompany you to the U.S.)
- Sponsor's Promise of Free Room and Board Form (if a family member or sponsor will be providing you with free off-campus accommodations for the duration of your education program)
Please email InternationalAdmission@hofstra.edu 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.