International Admitted Degree-Seeking

International Graduate Admissions
International Admitted Degree-Seeking

Congratulations on Your Admission to Marshall University!

If you are a newly admitted international graduate student, you’re ready to take your next steps to enroll at Marshall University in Huntington, WV. (If you are not a newly admitted international graduate student, please visit our Admissions page to get more information about other types of students who apply and are admitted to Marshall University.)

This is an exciting and busy time, so we make the process of enrolling at Marshall as easy as possible. The following will serve as your Admitted Student Checklist to complete the various tasks required to join Marshall.

We’re excited to help you begin your journey toward becoming a Son or Daughter of Marshall!

If you need more help, please contact the International Admissions Office. Let’s get started!

Looking to Apply?

If you're looking to apply to Marshall, please review the admission checklist to apply for admission as an international degree seeking graduate student at Marshall!

Admitted International Degree-Seeking Student Steps

Submit Financial Documentation

You must submit Proof of Financial Support (if you need to obtain an F-1 visa or I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status). You must show that you or your sponsor has finances to support your study and living costs for one year. Financial information resources that we encourage international students to review.

Expenses for an academic year of study at Marshall include the estimated average cost of tuition and fees, living expenses such as room and board if living on campus and rent, utilities, and groceries if living off campus, and miscellaneous expenses, such as international student health insurance, books, college fees, and an estimated cost of living during breaks. Please note: International student health insurance is a requirement for all international students at Marshall University.

Proof of financial support may be demonstrated in several ways:

An affidavit of financial support from a personal sponsor (parent, relative, friend) that has been certified by a bank or financial institution. Download the Affidavit of Financial Support here.
A scholarship agency (government, corporation, etc.) states the availability of funds and the intention to support your educational and living expenses for the entire duration of study at Marshall University.
Personal funds, provided you submit documentary evidence of a bank statement from a bank or financial institution or its affiliate in U.S. dollars (USD). A statement from your employer certifying that you have been granted study leave and salary support arrangements may also be acceptable.

Submit Your Enrollment Deposit

If you are admitted to Marshall University and you decide to attend, you must submit a $500 enrollment deposit. This enrollment deposit is required before you can reserve housing or register for your classes. Please know that the enrollment deposit is fully refundable until May 1 if it’s paid for a fall term and until December 1 if paid for a spring term.

Once your enrollment deposit, proof of financial support, and passport are received, the Office of International Student Services will issue the I-20 and provide instructions on how to arrange and pay for shipping. Form I-20 is used to apply for a student visa (F-1) at an American embassy or consulate.


Graduate students can choose to live in Marshall housing near campus. The Landing features modern full-furnished studio and two-bedroom appliances and is located just a few blocks from Marshall’s Huntington campus.

Current graduate students and students in Pharmacy, Medical, Forensic Science, and Physical Therapy programs, and faculty and staff at Marshall University may apply.

Register for Orientation

As a new graduate student at Marshall, you’ll take part in a special orientation program to prepare for your graduate study at Marshall University. During Orientation, you will:
Obtain your student ID and learn about Marshall’s student resources and support services
Hear from Marshall graduate alumni and meet new Marshall classmates
Attend a closing reception at the home of Marshall’s President

Register for Classes

When you attend Orientation, you’ll register for classes. If you are unable to attend Orientation, please contact your academic college for registration information.

Get Your Campus ID and Computing Account

When you’re participating in Orientation, you will create your Campus ID Card and Computing account. If you are unable to attend Orientation, please visit the Campus ID Office website.

Secure Your Parking Permit

All Marshall students are permitted to have cars on campus. When you attend Orientation, you’ll be able to get a parking permit. If you are unable to attend Orientation, you’ll need to apply online for a parking permit.

Tuition & Fees

Check online for detailed information about Marshall’s tuition and fees. You’ll work with our Office of the Bursar to make your payments; we offer various options for paying tuition and fees — by check, money order, credit card, cash, and payment plans.

Visit the MU Bookstore

The MU Bookstore is your source for course materials, your Marshall gear, MU gifts for family and friends, and more. Stop by in-person or visit the MU Bookstore online to get started.