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International Students

MCPHS has a vibrant international student community, with approximately 1,000 students from around 100 countries around the world. With an enriching multicultural educational experience, MCPHS ranks #16 among the most diverse universities in the U.S. by 24/7 Wall Street. And as one of the most global cities in America, you will find a welcoming environment in Boston, empowering you to achieve your healthcare goals.

I-20 Application

When MCPHS receives your enrollment deposit, you will receive an email within 10 days with information regarding the process to apply for an I-20. The I-20 form certifies that you have met all the requirements of admission to MCPHS, are proficient in English, have adequate financial support for the duration of your stay in the U.S. and that you may apply for admission to the U.S. in F-1 visa status.

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For questions regarding your immigration paperwork, contact MCPHS’ International Admission Office at or call 617.732.2195.

Arriving to the U.S. as an F-1 Student

All incoming F-1 students are required to complete a SEVIS check-in with Immigration Services. Monitor your MCPHS student email for an email coming soon regarding SEVIS check-in. Please have the following documents at hand for your upcoming appointment:

  • Passport
  • F-1 Visa (not applicable to Canadian citizens)
  • I-94
  • Local address and phone number in the U.S.
  • MCPHS I-20

Contact MCPHS’ Immigration & International Support Services at for any questions you have after arriving to the U.S.

A Day in the Life at MCPHS

Shilton Dhaver

Meet Shilton Dhaver, a Premed international student, and see what he loves about the tight-knit community at MCPHS.

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