English Language RequirementsClick here for information about TOEFL and IELTS.
Financial AssistanceFuller Seminary is not able to supply the Declaration of Financial Support you need for obtaining your visa. Financial aid may be available only after you have been accepted to Fuller and your Declaration of Financial Support is approved. Please note that any financial aid grants distributed to international students is on average only 10-15% of tuition costs as funds are available. Financial aid offered is only intended to supplement the DFS you are required to provide.
As an international student you are not eligible for the Federal Work-Study program or for the Federal Loan programs. If your visa status allows you to work on campus, you will need to apply for regular positions (not Federal Work-Study) as posted on Fuller’s employment page.
Please visit Student Financial Services for more information.
Additional helpful information (not affiliated with Fuller) is available at: www.edupass.org.
Health InsuranceInternational students on F and J visas are required to maintain health insurance at all times for themselves and their dependants (spouse and children) traveling with them. Please visit the Student Health Insurance Office for more information about requirements and various health insurance plans.
HousingAdmission to a degree program at Fuller does not guarantee housing. All international students should have housing arrangements made before traveling to the United States. For more information, please visit the Fuller Housing website.
Social Security NumberThe only way noncitizens are eligible to receive a social security number is if they obtain legal employment in the US. Although you may be asked to give a social security number on applications for things like bank accounts, housing, health insurance, etc. International Students do not need a social security number and are not obligated to provide one in order to receive such services.
A social security number is intended to report your earnings to the federal government for taxation purposes and to receive social security benefits later in life. However, it is often used as a form of personal identification by other institutions. While it may be inconvenient at times not having a SSN, you will still be able to open a bank account, obtain a driver license, enroll in a health insurance policy and receive other benefits without a SSN.
Click here for more information about the social security number.