Visiting International Students

Visiting students are those students who are currently enrolled in a degree program at another university, and who wish to study at Fordham University for one or two semesters and then transfer their credits back to their home institution.

Please note: Visiting students are responsible for the full cost of attendance at Fordham University. Availability of university housing varies each semester.


Fall Semester Admission

Deadline - May 1
Notification Date - Rolling after May 1

Spring Semester Admission

Deadline - November 1
Notification Date - Rolling after November 1

International Application Requirements

  • Visiting Student Application with essay and $70 application fee
  • Professor/Faculty recommendation and letter from your current institution acknowledging your study abroad
  • Transcripts from all university study

    All transcripts should be original documents submitted directly from your school to Fordham University's Office of Undergraduate Admission. Copies must be certified by the school or an EducationUSA center. If the transcript is in a foreign language, please provide an English language translation of the document with your application.
  • English Language Fluency Test Scores

    International students whose first language is not English must demonstrate their proficiency through standardized test scores.

    TOEFL iBT: 90+ (Fordham code: 2259)
    IELTS: 7.0+
  • Visa Requirements

    If you require Fordham sponsorship for an F-1 student visa, you must submit an Application for Certificate of Financial Eligibility (AFCOE). In addition, you must submit supporting financial statements and the data/photo page of your current passport. Questions about attending Fordham as a visiting international student can be addressed to Monica Esser at