Grand Canyon University (GCU) has grown with Phoenix to become one of the nation's premier private universities. For more than 65 years, GCU has welcomed diverse cultures, encouraging our students to share their unique perspectives so they can evolve into global citizens. Some of our international students' native countries include Australia, China, Denmark, Japan, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom and Vietnam. GCU is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students, under the F-1 Student Visa program.

If you have completed prior education outside of the U.S., learn about your opportunities to study in an online or evening program at GCU.

If you are considering enrolling as a full-time F-1 Visa student at GCU, representatives from our International Student Office and GCU university counselors can guide you through the visa process. Here is some helpful information:  

Ask a University Counselor

Whether you want to enroll, or just have questions, start by calling 855-GCU-LOPE and speaking to a university counselor.  

GCU Admissions

In addition to a completed application, you will need to include an International Student Sheet, an official document that serves as evidence of English proficiency, educational transcripts and more. If you are a foreign student who would like to enroll at GCU, learn more about our admissions requirements. 

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Health Requirements

GCU requires you to provide verification of two measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunizations, or documented evidence of immunization against or immunity to measles, mumps and rubella, before being allowed to register for classes. International students often find it is more convenient and less expensive to have these immunizations before departing for the U.S. We also require you to carry health insurance. If you require healthcare services when you arrive on our campus, our Canyon Health and Wellness Clinic serves GCU students and faculty. 

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