Welcome to VCU

For the growing numbers of students and scholars all over the world, Virginia Commonwealth University is the place to be. Our nationally ranked academic programs, global connections, and attractive Richmond location combine to offer a unique educational experience.

The Global Education Office provides a one-stop shop where international students and scholars find the suite of services that help make the most of the opportunity. Find out more about what makes VCU your education destination in the U.S.

Admission Support for Refugees

International students meet with community


Connect with American students and families during your time in Richmond. Get connected

Group of International students in classroom


Our Immigration Advising team provides timely, accurate and considerate visa guidance and services to the VCU community. Immigration advising

International students and the VCU community interact at Global Cafe


Make sure you come to our monthly Global Cafe. Learn a new culture. Share delicious cuisine. Make friends around the world. Global Cafe Schedule

Students tour the VCU campus


We’ll help you get started on the way to success. See our full list of resources

What our international students and scholars are saying
See what the international community has to say about VCU