Information for International Graduate Students

Why Should You Choose Villanova University?

For the last 20 years, Villanova University has been ranked as the #1 Regional University in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges.” Our campus is comprised of five different colleges: the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences), the School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, and the School of Law. We are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

We have a wide range of post-baccalaureate programs.

Villanova University offers more than 20 master’s degrees in the humanities, social sciences, public administration, mathematics, computing sciences, and the natural sciences, as well as a Ph.D. in Philosophy. Graduate programs are also offered through the School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, and the Law School. For more information, you can visit here

Where is Villanova University?  

Villanova University is located in a beautiful, safe, suburban town less than twenty kilometers from the east coast city of Philadelphia. With a major international airport in Philadelphia, it is easy to travel to Villanova from anywhere in the world.  Philadelphia, which is also known as “Philly” and the “City of Brotherly Love,” was founded by English Quakers in 1682.  It is the 5th largest city in the United States and the 2nd largest city on the East Coast, well-known internationally for its historical importance, its museums and orchestra, its many sports teams, and ethnic diversity.  Our campus is easily accessible by train, car, or regional public transportation. In addition, New York City and Washington, DC are only a few hours away.  The average temperature here is 18°C for the high and 8°C for the low, and we are on Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5) in accordance with Greenwich Mean Time.

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Student Testimonial

“Classes are usually very small, so there is always an opportunity for individual work with professors.” – Tatjana Prsa, Slovenia, Master of Science, Biology.

 “[Villanova] is allowing me to follow my dream of earning my Ph.D. and becoming a well-known scholar in the communication field. …. I am so excited to be part of the Villanova family now! - Marianela Nunez, Dominican Republic, Master of Arts, Communication.

“I believe my time in Villanova to be the continuation of my pursuit of education with an aim to free myself from induced and self-imposed ignorance.” - Shishav Parajuli, Nepal, Master of Arts, Political Science.

"Villanova has given me invaluable opportunities to conduct independent research and has prepared me for earning a PhD degree. As a first year, I've already presented posters at several conferences and I am involved in three different projects. I made the right decision coming to Villanova." - Joy (Yaeeun) Lee, Master of Arts, Psychology, Republic of Korea.

“Villanova University has offered me a new and dynamic approach to studies, with the availability of professors and the scholarly quest for truth and the need to help others in a changing world. Villanova is the right place for me, as I have found a home outside my home in Villanova University.”  - Andrew Chioma Ibegbulem, Master of Science, Counseling, Nigeria.

International Student Advisor

The Office of International Student Services is provided by the University to aid foreign students in becoming oriented to the University and the community. International Students may also use the office for aid with U.S. immigration requirements, and for assistance in using the facilities of the University. Contact Hubert Whan Tong by email or telephone the Office of International Students 610-519-8017.

All foreign students must register with the Office of International Student Services each semester. Any change of address must be reported immediately.