International Students at orientation in Reid Castle at Manhattanville

International Student Services

Manhattanville’s global perspective is enriched by the diversity of cultures on our campus. 

Mission: To provide world-class service to international students in obtaining and maintaining International Student status and coordinating on-campus programs that promote active integration and participation in the values of Manhattanville.

Your presence brings global perspectives to Manhattanville and enriches Manhattanville’s mission to educate students to be ethical and socially responsible leaders for the global community. 

We offer immigration-related services for international students, including processing F-1 and J-1 visas, employment, and travel, as well as other immigration-related issues. We coordinate International Pre-orientation for international students and have established a Mentorship program to connect you with our international alumni. We partner with student organizations and other departments to provide cultural exchange opportunities, from the Lunar New Year event to the International Bazaar. 


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Newly Admitted and Current Students

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Congratulations on your acceptance! 

We look forward to welcoming you to our community of globally-minded students. Special programs and services will allow you to make a smooth adjustment to campus life. We are a resource for you and your family at every step of your educational path. 

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Find additional Information for Current International Students including information about the Check-in process, Student Employment, Travel & Visa Renewal, and more.

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Admissions and Visa Requirements


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Along with your completed application (CommonApp or Manhattanville App), and nonrefundable $50 application fee, you will need:

Proof of English proficiency by providing one of the following:

  • TOEFL score 80
  • IELTS score 6.5
  • Duolingo English Test score of 105
  • IB: predictable score of 5 on English High Level
  • SAT: 550 o in the Critical Reading Section
  • ACT: 25 in English
  • AP: 4 on English Language or English Literature
  • If submitting scores our codes are: SAT — 2397, ACT — 2800, TOEFL — 2397

Manhattanville accepts students on a rolling basis, however, the enrollment deadline is 
Fall Applicants(August Intake): May 1
Spring Applicants (January Intake): December 1

Common Application

Manhattanville Application


Performing and Studio Art Applicants

If you are applying for dance, musical theatre, theatre or studio art, please review our audition process:

Audition Process


Immigration Requirements

Upon admission to a undergraduate program the applicant will be required to submit Certificate of Financial Responsibility, a bank letter showing at least $65,090 on the account, and a copy of passport.

Transferring from the U.S. in F-1 status 

If you are transferring from a U.S. high school, college, or university and in F-1 status, your SEVIS (Student Exchange Visitor Information System) records need to be released to the college before we can create an I-20 from Manhattanville. The following form needs to be completed by you the student, then given to the International Student Advisor from your previous school. Make sure you sign the top part before giving it to your International Student Advisor at Manhattanville. Transfer Clearance Form 

Transferring from an Overseas College or University 

If you are transferring from an overseas college or university, you want your academic credits to transfer too. Note: a maximum of ninety (90) credits are allowed to be transferred and they must relate to your current study plan. If your transcript is not in English, you will have to provide an English translation of the transcript. 

Students may apply to Manhattanville by completing  the Manhattanville Application.


Requirements for Admission

  • The equivalent bachelors and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution. Official transcripts should be submitted directly from the institution of higher education where the applicant completed the undergraduate degree. All documents written in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified English translation. 

  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale)

  • Credential evaluation completed by Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute(ACEI) as a comprehensive report or World Education Services(WES) as an ICAP evaluation
  • Criteria specific to the degree program set by the academic department


Along with your completed application, please submit the following:

  •  Pay the non-refundable $75 application fee.
  •  Submit the official undergraduate/bachelors transcript.
  •  Submit the English language proficiency test score (if applicable).
  •  Submit a personal statement
  •  Submit at least 2 letters of recommendation.


Proof of English proficiency by providing one of the following:

  • Applicants from countries where English is not the official language, and who have not earned at least a bachelor’s degree in the U.S., must also demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Minimum test scores required to determine proficiency are:

    • IELTS - 6.5

    • TOEFL (iBT – 80; PBT – 550)

    • Duolingo – 105


Immigration Requirements

Upon admission to a graduate program the applicant will be required to submit Certificate of Financial Responsibility, a bank letter from the sponsor showing at least $38,195 on the account, and a copy of passport.

Please note that Manhattanville University does not offer any scholarship or other kind of financial aid for the graduate programs.


Dates and Deadlines

International Admissions must receive all of your application materials by these dates for consideration for a specific term

  • Fall Term - application materials due by July 15th
  • Spring Term - application materials due by December 15th
  • Summer Term - application materials due by May 15th


I-20 Deadline: The deadline for our office to issue I-20 documents is 6 weeks prior to the start date of each semester.


Inbound Direct Exchange Students - these students are nominated by their host institutions to study for one semester or one academic year.

We have agreements with the following institutions for our exchange students. These students have been recommended by their home schools for a semester or year abroad. 
England: University of Roehampton 
Ireland: National University of Ireland Maynooth 
France: Universite Paul-Valery/Montpellier III 
Japan: Kansai-Gaidai University, Keio University, and University of Sacred Heart 

Direct exchange students will be issued a J-1 visa.  


How to Apply: 

The application Fee is waived (only for Direct Exchange partners). 

Complete the Direct Exchange Application Form

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.

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  • For undergraduates, this means one academic year (scholarships included) and a plan for how you can afford each following years’ costs.
  • Graduate students must demonstrate the entire cost of your program. 


Complete the International Student Certification of Finance Form:

Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students

Visiting Students

Every full-time degree student at Manhattanville University is eligible for an F-1 visa. The majority of Manhattanville international students hold this visa status. 

Some students may also be eligible for the J-1 student visas, as exchange visitors. This group of students may choose between F-1 or J-1 or be assigned based on their funding requirements. Which visa is right for me? 


Bachelor’s Degree 
For August Admission: When you receive your immigration documents, you will also receive information on our Ready, Set, Go! program. We allow you to meet all the other new internationals, have some fun and learn about your immigration responsibilities. The following documents will better prepare you for your stay at Manhattanville. 

For January Admission: Traditionally we have a small group pre-orientation session. The pre-arrival information is the same. 


Master’s Degree 
We require you to travel to your home country to change your status. If you are in the U.S. in another status that does not allow study and want to change to an F-1 student, you will have to travel home to make the change. How do I financially qualify for a visa? 


School of Education Applicants  

Please be aware that permanent certification in the State of New York requires U.S. citizenship or permanent residency (green card). There is a five-year temporary certification that does not have these restrictions. After five years, however, you must be permanently certified if working in NYS. 



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.

How to Pay your SEVIS Fee


Visa Appointment Waiting Time This tool can be used to estimate the current wait time to apply for a nonimmigrant visa to come to the United States as a temporary visitor. Advance travel planning and early visa application are important. 

Study In the States

The guideline is provided by Department of Homeland Security. This guides you what you need to apply for a student visa, the enrollment requirements in a full course of study and student benefits while studying in the United States.


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Academic & Opportunity Programs

Manhattanville offers over 125 areas of study for undergraduate and graduate students.  In addition, there are several opportunity programs and honors options for students to consider.
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Academic Success Services

Accessibility, Internships, Tutoring, Writing

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides free Peer Tutoring sessions for undergraduate students. Through the ARC, students receive individual and group support in a variety of subjects at all levels of the curriculum.

The Center for Student Accessibility partners with students to empower them to take ownership of their college journey. The Center also strives to increase positive dialogue surrounding disabilities, promoting the "people first" approach and communicating the message that disability is an integral part of diversity.

The Andrew Bodenrader Center for Academic Writing and Composition has a mission is to provide Manhattanville students with support at any stage of the writing process. We strive to build the confidence of student writers through encouraging, collaborative one-to-one sessions with peer tutors, graduate Writing Center Fellows, and Academic Writing faculty. 

The Center for Career Development is committed to individualized career exploration counseling, self-assessment, skill development, and utilizing internship and job search strategies that empower students to take ownership in their personal and professional success.

Additional Academic Services

The Valiant Advising Team supports students by providing information about academic policies and degree requirements, assists students in the course selection process, and offers students support and appropriate referrals to other campus resources.

The OneStop Office is here to assist with questions about financial aid and scholarships, tuition and billing, and class registration.

The Library offers impressive collections and outstanding services to help all of our students succeed in the classroom and beyond.

The Registrar's Office has the responsibility to maintain timely and accurate records of the academic progress of all students while upholding the privacy and security of those records.

The Office of the Provost provides valuable information and links to resources for faculty, and for staff who work for, or with the faculty in furthering our educational mission.


Contact Us

  • Regina Moores, International Student Services Advisor


    Spellman Hall, G22

    Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9 AM-5 PM