Apply for F-1 Student Visa

Accepted students are required to make a non-refundable enrollment deposit. After the enrollment deposit is received, MSOE will release the Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 Visa (Form I-20).

Once a student has received the Form I-20 from MSOE the student will go to the United States Consulate or Embassy in his/her country to apply for a student visa (F-1 visa). The student should take the following to the Consulate or Embassy:

  • I-20
  • SEVIS fee receipt
  • documentation of financial support (including undergraduate scholarship letter)
  • copies of any test scores including the TOEFL
  • passport
  • acceptance letter

The decision to grant or deny a visa to an applicant is that of the Consulate or Embassy official who reviews your application.

Students who are not granted a visa may re-apply according to the rules of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (UCIS- formerly the INS, Immigration and Naturalization Services).

If a student does not use the Form I-20 issued by MSOE to enter the U.S. or study at MSOE, the student must return the form to the MSOE International Student Advisor.

Please direct all questions regarding visas to Mr. Nick Seidler, the International Student Advisor at (414) 277-7225 or

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