Individuals intending to go to the U.S. to study or for long-term training must qualify for one of two visa classes: an F visa for academic studies, an M visa for students in technical disciplines.
Academic and Technical Student Visas (F and M Visas)
F and M student visas are for individuals accepted into an accredited educational program in either an academic or technical discipline. Once accepted by a U.S. institution, students should work with the school to secure a valid SEVIS I-20 approved by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). For more information on student visas, please visit the State Department website