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International Admissions

At Mason, we believe in inclusivity over exclusivity.

That’s why we’re ranked as the most ethnically diverse public university in Virginia, and 7th in the United States. We welcome students from 130 countries. We enroll and graduate the mid-Atlantic region’s largest population of Hispanic and Asian students. And we’re a champion of individuality and expression.

We are All Together Different.

Our top priority is to provide you with access to exceptional faculty and quality academic programs that promote growth as an individual, scholar, and career-ready professional.

As an international student, you'll submit the application that best fits your student type: freshman, transfer, or graduate.

In addition to the regular application requirements, each application also has additional elements for international students.

Furthermore, some international students are also required to obtain a visaԻhealth insurance to attend Mason.

International Ƶ students partake in a celebration during International Week

Freshman Admissions

International students attending a university for the first time should apply to Mason as a freshman.

button: Apply to Mason as an international freshman

button: View the international freshman requirements

A Ƶ student poses with the Patriot, Mason's mascot, during International Week

Transfer Admissions

International students transitioning from their current university to Ƶ should apply as a transfer.

button: Apply to transfer to Mason as an international student

button: View the international transfer requirements

A pair of students stand on a balcony in the Johnson Center, which is decorated with international flags

Graduate Admissions

International students seeking a graduate certificate or master's or doctoral degree should apply as a graduate student.

button: Apply to Mason as an international graduate student

button: View the international graduate requirements