Syracuse University’s diversity extends far beyond its variety of academic programs. Our students come from all 50 states and more than 115 foreign countries, and international students make up about 40 percent of SU’s total graduate student population. We strive to enrich our community by encouraging learning and exploration among all our students.
- International Student Policy. Graduate students from outside the U.S. should be familiar with SU’s formal policy statement regarding international students (matriculated and non-degree), scholars, and their dependents who hold non-immigration visa status. Other university policies of particularly relevance to graduate students are listed on the Graduate School’s Policies and Requirements page.
- In addition to the University’s many offices and programs of interest to international students, SU is home to a large number of international and cultural student groups that welcome both undergraduate and graduate students.
- The Graduate School provides a range of services, programs, and features to support international graduate students and recognize their contributions to the University and the world.
- The Multi-Ethnic Resource Directory of Syracuse and Onondaga County is a 44-page document that provides extensive information about international and cultural organizations and services in the Syracuse area, including eating establishments, houses of worship, festivals, clubs, publications, groceries and other businesses.
Additional on- and off-campus resources of benefit to international students and their families can be found in the Wellness and Family Resources section of the Graduate School website.