Office of International Services

Contact us:

Monday-Friday 8:30a.m.-4:00p.m.
2nd floor (206B) of the Resource Center Building (433 Bolivar Street).
(504) 568-4802


The content on these pages is designed for use by LSUHSC-New Orleans sponsored students, exchange visitors and employees. It is not intended to constitute legal advice and is not a substitute for legal counsel.

Prospective International Students

LSU HSC New Orleans houses six schools offering various degree, certificate and training programs, as outlined in our most recent General Catalog.

Foreign nationals may receive immigration related sponsorship for the following schools/programs:

All degree programs in the School of Public Health (except the BSPH program, which is fully online)

All degree programs in the School of Graduate Studies

All degree programs in the School of Nursing (except for students at the Shreveport instructional site)

All degree programs in the School of Allied Health (does not include certificate programs)

All degree programs in the School of Medicine and School of Dentistry (except Dental Hygiene students at LSUA.)

Graduate Residency programs in the School of Medicine (Requires J-1  sponsorship by Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates OR other appropriate work authorization. See CM-39 for additional details.)

Advanced Dental Education and Dental Residency programs in the School of Dentistry

More details about studying as a foreign national  in the United States can be found by choosing one of the options below.

Prospective J-1 Students

Prospective F-1 Students

Comparison F-1 vs. J-1 Student status