Santa Clara University

Study Abroad

Student Visa

Most countries require a student visa for study abroad students. For a general overview and information on all the international embassies in the United States please visit: and be sure to follow the links to each embassy or consulate for their respective requirements.

General guidelines:

  • All countries have different visa requirements based on the length of the study program, location, and type.
  • It is always the responsibility of the student to understand all the requirements published on a country's embassy or consulate.
  • As students have varying arrival and departure dates and times, it is always the student's responsibility to secure his/her visa on time.
  • Make sure you check with your program provider for their advise on how best to secure a student visa as some providers offer group batching of visa applications.

 Country-specific guidelines for SCU-Operated Programs:

  • Australia
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom






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