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Visa & Application Requirements
International Summer at GW programs are open to international students who require visa sponsorship and who are in good standing at accredited international universities. Those international students who do not require visa sponsorship should enroll for GW classes as a visiting student.
Students must document that they have sufficient funds to support their studies in order for GW to provide visa/immigration sponsorship for the F-1 or J-1 visas. Full-time study (6 credit hours per 6-week session for undergraduates or 3 credit hours per 6-week session for graduate students) is required. Students may attend one or both sessions. Students who apply to attend short-term programs (less than 6 weeks in duration) will be offered guidance on the appropriate US visa to make that study possible.
Students should be academically qualified to manage the challenges of university-level work, and those for whom English is a second language must have demonstrated proof of English language proficiency by meeting the minimum required scores for one of the tests below:
- Internet-based TOEFL: 80
- Paper-based TOEFL: 550
- IELTS: Overall band score of 6.0 and no individual band score below 5.0
Students with TOEFL scores between 550 and 600 (or other equivalents) are encouraged to take one English for Academic Purposes course.
A complete application for International Summer at GW will include:
- GW online application
- Financial documentation
- Passport information and any previous visa documentation, if applicable
Applications are currently being accepted. See the Apply page for more information.