To receive the immigration document
required to obtain an F or J visa, all international students are
provide evidence of financial support for one academic year at Winthrop.
Proof of funding for a year at Winthrop is not an admissions
requirement but a requirement of the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security. International students are required to complete a Statement of
Financial Responsibility and Affidavit of Support verifying proof of
funding. This document must indicate sufficient funds
to support your education and living expenses while studying in the
United States and be accompanied by an official bank letter or original
bank statements. Immigration documents
cannot be issued without this documentation.Winthrop's International Center can provide information on the Statement of Financial Responsibility and Affidavit of Support and costs for studying at Winthrop.
If you have any additional questions about the F or J visa and your
immigration status while studying at Winthrop please contact the International Center.
Once you are admitted to Winthrop you will receive a packet that will contain your Form I-20, you will need this form to apply for your F-1 non-immigrant student visa.
Once you are admitted to Winthrop you will receive a packet that will contain your DS-2019, you will need this form to apply for your J-1 non-immigrant student visa.
Please note the following:
Student visa applicants are required to appear for an in-person interview at the U.S. Embassy closest to their permanent residence. Students should consult with the U.S. Embassy at which they plan to apply for specific visa requirements prior to their appointment. For a full list of U.S. Embassies please click here.
If you have been admitted to Winthrop, please contact the International Center for further information on visa and U.S. immigration regulations.