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International Students

International Students


Pepperdine University has a robust international student population from over 70 countries. At the Graziadio Business School, we welcome international students to apply to our full-time and part-time programs.

Information for International Students

How to Obtain the F-1 Student Visa

After international students have been officially admitted to the University, they will be referred to the Office of International Student Services (OISS) website in order to request their Form I-20, the document needed in order to apply for the nonimmigrant F-1 student visa.

Although F-1 students can be admitted to a part-time program, they must maintain full-time enrollment to comply with F-1 visa requirements. For undergraduate students in the bachelor of science in management (BSM) program, full-time enrollment is defined as 12 units per trimester. For graduate students, full-time enrollment is defined as 6 units per trimester. International students admitted to the online program should consult the OISS regarding immigration issues.

Students who intend to maintain a nonimmigrant visa other that the F-1 visa during their enrollment, and whose visa allows them to engage in study that is incidental to their purpose of visit to the U.S., will select from a list of visa types on the Pepperdine application and will upload the documentation authorizing study. 

Please note that visitors to the United States in B-1, B-2, WT or WB visitor visa status are not allowed to audit or enroll in classes at Pepperdine.

Contact the OISS for further information​ regarding your visa status​.

Pepperdine University OISS

Office of International Students at Pepperdine University (OISS)

24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4246 U.S.A.

Phone: +1 310 506 4246
Fax: +1 310 506 7403

E-mail: oiss@pepperdine.edu