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F-1 visa vs. J-1 visa
Every full-time degree student at Manhattanville is eligible for the F-1 visa and the majority of Manhattanville international students hold this visa status.
Some students may also be eligible for the J-1 student visa, an exchange visitor option. This group of students may choose between F-1 or J-1, or be assigned based on their funding requirements. To learn the difference, download the following document.
Steps to take
For F-1 students
For J-1 students
The U.S. government requires that we be absolutely sure, to the best of our ability, that you demonstrate enough financial (cash) support to cover the costs of your program for one academic year (scholarships included) and to provide a plan for how you can afford each following years’ costs. Please download forms to document your finances:
All students getting F-1/J-1 visas must also pay the SEVIS 901 fee. Students must pay this themselves prior to their visa application and interview - for more information click this link. Remember to attach your I-901 receipt to your immigration documents (I-20/DS-2019) before your interview.
English Language Institute (ELI)
The ELI has sessions of varying lengths, from a minimum of 4 weeks, to a full academic year plus summer. Estimated cost for a full academic year, including housing is $25,000. Applicants must show a minimum of $15,000 to support a semester of study.
Undergraduate (Bachelors) Programs
All undergraduate programs follow a two-semester academic year and require full-time enrollment for visa issuance. All scholarships are based on 48-month degree completion. Students are responsible for documenting finances in excess of their scholarships for one academic year inclusive of living expenses. First year students are required to live on campus. Please note: The required TOEFL score for undergraduate admission is 80 IBT or 550 on the paper-based test. There is conditional admission available for lower scores.
2014-2015 costs are as follows:
Graduate (Masters) Programs
Graduates must show they have finances for the entire length of their program. Please be advised that there is no campus housing available for any graduate program.
As of 2014 Manhattanville has limited housing available to incoming international students. Please contact Alexandra.Silvestre@mville.edu about graduate housing.
School of Business
All of Manhattanville's modular graduate programs require full-time enrollment for visa issuance, which is two courses per module at six (6) credits each and four modules per year, no breaks other than institutional holidays. The program is completed in 18 months. Please Note: TOEFL requirement for graduate admission is 85 IBT or 600 on the paper-based test.
2014-2015 costs are as follows
School of Education
All of Manhattanville's semester-based graduate programs require full-time enrollment for visa issuance, which is nine (9) credits per semester, summers are not mandatory but can accelerate graduation. The program must be completed in two years. The majority of the programs are 36 credits, some as many as 47.
2014-2015 costs are as follows
We Advise Change of Status through Travel to Home Country Only
Things to consider
Things to remember when apply for your visa
An F-1 student visa is a non-immigrant visa. It is important to show how this education will be used in your home country.