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Off-Campus Housing


Scams and Fraud Awareness: It is critical for students relocating to the area to be aware of frauds and scams, especially as it relates to finding housing. Housing scams typically occur in online advertisements on sites such as If the contact person requires that you send money for your room or apartment before you have visited the property, this could be a scam. Never send money or give our personal information or immigration details to anyone over the phone or online. If you must give money before arriving in the United States to hold the apartment, please take necessary precautions to ensure it is legitimate by checking the address on google maps and arrange a digital viewing via FaceTime, WhatsApp, Skype, etc.

Learn more about avoiding rental scams.

View an aeriel tour video of Villanova's beautiful campus from dawn to dusk: WATCH VIDEO

Villanova staff members introduce a variety of off-campus living resources: WATCH VIDEO

Visit Villanova's comprehensive Off-Campus Housing website featuring a roommate finder, nearby property listings, and much more!

For International Students


Depending on your visa type, you may be eligible to work on-campus while attending classes. Visit this website to learn more about on-campus job opportunities. For more information about employment as an international student, please meet with Hubert WhanTong.


The International House Philadelphia (IHP) is an organization in Philadelhpia that organizes regular events and outings for international students and scholars in the Philadelhpia area. IHP also produces this International Student & Scholar Guide, which covers important topics such as Housing, Money,  Health, Shopping, Transport, and more!

The International Student and Scholars Office is a critical resource for all international students at Villanova. All international students should make themselves familiar with the office's services and Mr. Hubert WhanTong, Director of International Students and Scholars.

  • Taxes: International graduate students are required to pay taxes and file tax forms for any on-campus job, graduate assistantship, or any other type of funds received from the University (such as a hardship fund or other scholarship). You may qualify for an exemption from federal taxes (not state) if your home country has a tax treaty with the United States. Please visit the IRS website to view which countries have tax treaties with the United States.
  • US Tax Filing Obligations for International Students: Watch Video
  • Money and  Banking for International Students

International graduate students are required to attend several orientation and onboarding sessions to help acclimate yourself to life in the United States and Villanova:

  1. The International Student and Scholars Office hosts a mandatory orientation session when you arrive on campus. The exact date and time of this program will be communicated to you directly by Hubert WhanTong.
  2. The Grad Center also hosts a virtual orientation for all incoming graduate and law students. This program will be on Thursday, August 17 at 6pm EST.
  3. The Grad Center hosts an all-day onboarding program for international graduate students. The date and time of the onboarding program for Fall 2023 is Friday, August 24 from 8am - 4pm.

Financial Wellness & Banking


Learn more about campus banking at Villanova, and Villanova's preferred banking partner, JP Morgan Chase.

Where to Eat and Shop


Villanova experts provide tips on eating well on a budget: WATCH VIDEO

View a list of area restaurants near Villanova's campus.



Everything you need to know about parking and transportation at Villanova.

On-Campus Employment


Learn about funding opportunities for graduate students at Villanova (graduate assistantships, tuition scholarships, and graduate assistant hourly positions). These positions are not inclusive of funding opportunities housed within academic departments.

Learn about additional employment opportunities for Villanova students on campus.


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