Office of International Affairs (OIA)
Studying for a Degree at Jefferson
How to become a full-time student at Jefferson - Academic Programs
Thomas Jefferson University has six colleges: Jefferson Medical College, Jefferson College of Graduate Studies, and Jefferson School of Health Professions, Jefferson School of Nursing, Jefferson School of Pharmacy and Jefferson School of Population Health.
Each college has its own admissions office, and you must contact the admissions office of that college to request application materials. For program information, as well as admissions policies and forms, visit the web site of the Jefferson college that interests you:
AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED to a Jefferson program, please visit this web page
to proceed with your immigration documents.
Financial aid for foreign students studying at Jefferson
There is very limited financial aid available for foreign nationals wishing to study in the U.S. Unfortunately, Thomas Jefferson University does not currently have any scholarships or financial aid available to international students, although there are a small number of stipends for PhD students. Non-immigrants are not eligible to accept U.S. government student loans or financial aid. The following websites offer information about scholarships and financial aid for foreign nationals studying in the U.S.:
- NAFSA for Students: Association of International Educators-"For Students" Page
- CitiAssist Student Loan (CitiBank)*
- SallieMae Student Loan*
- TERI Student Loan*
- International Scholarship Information*
- International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)*
- P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund
*Link courtesy of Thomas Jefferson University Office of Student Financial Aid
Permanent residents in the U.S. who would like to work
or study at Jefferson
Permanent residents ("Green Card," I-551 stamp) are considered to be immigrants with employment authorization incidental to their immigrant status. Therefore, you do not need any additional documents from our office in order to accept employment or to study at Jefferson. If you are a prospective student, you should check with the admissions office to see if there are any English language prerequisites for the program.