Resources for International Students
Prospective Graduate Students
For admission information see https://www.lsu.edu/graduateschool/admissions/internationaladmissions.php.
Current Graduate Students
In general, LSU's International Services (IS) is the best place to go for help: https://www.lsu.edu/intlpro/is/index.php.
For employment information see https://www.lsu.edu/intlpro/is/employment/student/index.php.
New students with assistantships
If assistantship involves off-campus employment, students must apply and obtain Cirricular Practical Training (CPT) before the start of the position. International Services has specific information on the CPT application process and timelines. https://www.lsu.edu/intlpro/is/employment/student/cpt.php
New students cannot begin working before International Orientation. https://www.lsu.edu/intlpro/is/prospective-students/arrival-services/orientation.php
New students who have not worked in the U.S. before will need to apply for a U.S. Social Security number for employment. Before applying for a SSN, the student needs to be in the U.S. for a minimum of 10 days after completing IS check-in, either at international Student Orientation or in 101 Hatcher Hall.
In order to be employed as a TA2 or TA3, students must have completed English 1051 or be exempted from the course based on your oral review. This must be completed before the appointment begins, and it is usually scheduled during International Student Orientation.
Funding Opportunities for International Students
Most scholarships and fellowships require citizenship or permanent residency (e.g., NIH, NIMH, NSF)
See funding resources available for international students here.
LSU Alumni Association International Student Scholarship: