Temple University  is pleased to admit students from all over the globe.   If you you are eligilbe, you will be offered admission, regardless of your visa status.

Most students  who are non-immigrants study at Temple University in F-1 or J-1 status.  However, a number of  non-immigrant visa statuses exists that allow for full-time or part-time study.

Please visit the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's website for a list of all nonimmigrant visa classes and whether it allows for full-time or part-time study.

If you are the child or spouse of an individual in a non-immigrat status (H-1B, TN, O-1, etc)  your status is dependent on their status. You may not remain in the United States beyond the period approved for the principal in order to continue schooling. Spouses and children, except for F-2 status, can study full-time, part-time or not at all.  

If you are a child-dependent, you must change status before you turn 21. The one exception to this rule  is for individuals in "A" status.

Study Restrictions

A Temple University student who is not a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident is classified as an international student. International Students are not generally eligible for "in state tuition". Any question regarding Pennsylvania residency should be directed to the office of Academic Records.

INCIDENTAL STUDY PERMITTED

Principal holders of A-1, A-2, E-1, E-2, G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, I, L-1 and those in H-1B, H-1C, H-2A, H-2B, H-3, J-1 (Professor), J-1 (Researcher), J-1 (Short-Term Scholar), J-1 (Specialist), J-1 (Trainee), J-1 (Physician), J-1 Au Pair, O-1, O-2, P-1, P-2, P-3, R-1, TN

Individuals in one of these statuses may engage in incidental study while continuing to maintain valid status. You must continue to do what the current immigration status requires.

FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME STUDY PERMITTED

Those in A3, H-4, J-2, L-2, M-2, NATO-1-7, O-3, P-4, R-2, TD and Dependents of A-1, A-2, E-1, D-2, G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, I, L-1 Q-1, Q-2, and Q-3. Individuals in one of these statuses may engage in part-time or full-time study as long as the individual continues to maintain valid status.You must continue to do what the current immigration status requires.