International Students

International Students

Contact Us

Bard College
Office of the Dean of Students

Center for Student Life and Advising
PO Box 5000
(30 Campus Road)
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

Manishka Kalupahana
International Student Adviser
E-mail: kalupaha@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7328

Visas

Non-U.S. citizens matriculating at Bard must submit the Certificate of Eligibility for non-immigrant (F-1) student status (I-20 form) in order to study at the College.

Visa Checklist for International Students

  • Apply for a student visa (F-1/J-1 student) at the U.S. consulate in your country of citizenship or country of legal residence and receive a valid U.S. student visa stamp on your passport.
Note: By now you should have received a student visa document (form I-20/ DS 2019) processed by the College, which is an essential document for your visa application process.

  • After you receive a U.S. student visa stamp on your passport, please make sure you pack all important travel documents and supporting documents in your hand luggage/personal carry-on:
- Valid passport with a student visa stamp and visa document (form I-20/DS 2019)
- All other documents mentioned on the letter included with your visa document mailing—it is best to bring all documents you prepared for the visa interview with you.

Summer Timeline for Visas

For Incoming First-Year Students:
  • May: The international student adviser will contact all first-year students who need a visa document processed by the College.
  • June: Visa documents will be processed and mailed.
  • July: Apply and receive your student visa at the U.S. consulate nearest to your home country or your country of legal residence. Visa documents will be processed and mailed.

For Incoming Transfer Students:
  • June: The international student adviser will contact all first-year students who need a visa document processed by the College.
  • July: Apply and receive your student visa at the U.S. consulate nearest to your home country or your country of legal residence. Visa documents will be processed and mailed.