Global Engagement

Students and Scholars

OGE's International Services (IS) works with the international student population from the moment they are accepted to Clemson until the time they successfully reach their academic goals. We also work with scholars and international visitors. Initially, we provide immigration documents for visa applications. Throughout students' or scholars' time on campus, IS staff meets with them on a one-on-one basis, or in large groups, such as at New International Student Orientation and a variety of workshops, to provide information about maintaining status, employment possibilities, travel and visas, and culture shock.

In working with international scholars and exchange visitors, our advisors are highly-trained in the nuances of obtaining entry visas for those individuals who are sponsored by the university to assist in the exchange of ideas and research. We also encourage our exchange visitors to take part in opportunities to share information on their culture, research, or language with the Clemson community.

Beyond working directly with the Clemson international community, IS also meets, advises, and provides training opportunities to Clemson administrators to introduce and reaffirm policies, programs, and concepts applicable to our international students, faculty, staff, and scholars.

Visit the other sections of this website for information on admission to Clemson, visa documentation, arrival on campus and orientation, advising, and employment. 

International Student Fee

All international students who are at Clemson on an F-1 or J-1 visa will be assessed a fee of $50.00 per semester (fall and spring).  This fee will be applied directly to student bills and will be paid with tuition and fees. 

The fee is necessary for the university to meet new and constantly changing requirements mandated by the U.S. government.  The funding generated from the fee helps the office provide services international students need to maintain their immigration status for the duration of their time at Clemson.  This fee enables us to maintain compliance with government requirements but also enhances the services that are offered by the Office of International Services. 

How is the money used?

The revenue generated by this fee will be used directly toward the services provided to international students. As an international student, you will see positive changes, such as:

  • Purchase and implementation of a management software package specifically for the tracking and reporting requirements associated with international student records.
  • Technical improvements that will make it easier for you to request documents, make appointments, and update your information.
  • Additional training and professional development for international services advisors and staff to improve the services and advising offered to international students.

Overall, the programs and enhancements that the fee will fund will ensure that the university meets the specific needs of international students and U.S. immigration regulations.

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