MIP FAQ - International Students

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please find answers to our most commonly asked questions

International Students

  • When should I begin the visa application process?

You should begin the application process as soon as you accept your offer of admission. ​Information on applying for a visa can be found on the Graduate Admissions website. Your I-20 document should be sent to the Bechtel International Center:

Bechtel International Center

584 Capistrano Way

Stanford, California 94305-8245

(650) 723-1831

  • Are there other programs and services for international students?

​A great starting place is the Gateway for New Graduate Students (be sure to click the links under the "International Students"). Visit the Bechtel International Center for general information on immigration, programs, and services offered by the center, as well as the Orientation Week Schedule. The Bechtel International Center also offers extensive services for spouses, partners, and families.