Carnegie Mellon University

Foreign Student Information

From applying and traveling to Carnegie Mellon to document procedures and employment options, this section of the website will provide you with all of the information you need during your educational journey. 

Applying to Carnegie Mellon

Application information for prospective international students. 

Coming to Carnegie Mellon

Congratulations! You've been accepted. Now what?

Settling in Guide

Review this guide in preparation for your arrival to CMU and the US. 

Maintaining Legal Status

Documents you need and rules to follow in order to remain legally in the US.

Employment Options

Details about employment options for F-1 and J-1 students.

Travel Tips & Advice

Traveling in and out of the US, plus visa issues and other documents for non-immigrants.

Host Family Program

Connect with volunteer local host families for informal opportunities. 

Student Groups & Leadership

Internationally-focused student groups and leadership resources.

Leaving Carnegie Mellon

Close to graduation? Learn about your immigration options and responsibilities.