F-1(for instructions about the F-1 in Korean, click here)
An F-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa issued by a United States Consulate abroad to an international student who is coming to the United States to pursue full-time studies in a U.S. academic institution. The F-1 visa is the most common student visa among Fuller’s international students. For more detailed information about the F-1 student visa, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.
J-1The J-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa issued to qualified persons coming to the United States to pursue an approved Exchange Visitor program. If you are a student admitted to a degree program at Fuller Seminary and are financially sponsored by your government, the U.S. government, OR an organization (including scholarships and fellowships), you may be eligible for a J-1 visa.
Questions regarding your eligibility can be directed to the International Services Office.
For more information about the J-1 Exchange Visitor visa (student category), please visit the U.S. Department of State website.
Other VisasAs an international student, you must have a valid non-immigrant visa status to enroll in courses for credit at Fuller Seminary. Most international students admitted to Fuller Seminary will need to obtain F-1 or J-1 visas. However, certain non-immigrant visa categories may allow you to enroll at Fuller Seminary in your current status.
You are eligible to study part-time or full-time at Fuller Seminary if you have valid status in the following visa category:
- Dependents of A-1 and A-2 visas
- Dependents of E visa
- Dependents of G visa
- Dependents of I visa
- Dependents of TN (NAFTA professionals)
- K-1 and dependents of K-1
- H-4 visa
- L-2 visa
- M-2 visa
- O-3 visa
- P-4 visa
- R-2 visa
You are eligible for incidental study* at Fuller Seminary if you are maintaining valid status in the following visa category:
- A-1, A-2 visas
- G visas
- H-1 visa
- L-1 visa
- O-1 visa
- P-1 visa
- R-1 visa
*Incidental study implies that you must continue to pursue the primary purpose of your current visa status.
If you plan to apply for an academic program in one of the above visa categories, you must submit the following documents to the International Services Office before you can enroll at Fuller Seminary:
- Copy of your passport
- Copy of your visa (or if you changed status in the U.S., a copy of your I-797 approval notice form)
- Copy of your I-94