WELCOME, INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS!
Stony Brook University offers a world of possibilities, with more than 200 academic programs, exciting undergraduate research opportunities and an ideal location for learning on Long Island's North Shore — just 60 miles from New York City.
STEP 1: APPLY FOR ADMISSION
STEP 2: SEND YOUR ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS
Be sure to include your full name, date of birth, and home address on all correspondence. It is each applicant's responsibility to ensure that all application credentials are received.
- Submit your English Proficiency via an official score report* for the TOEFL, Duolingo, SAT, ACT, IELTS, AP, IB, A levels or PTE Academic.
- SAT and TOEFL Code: 2548, ACT Code: 2952
- *Stony Brook will be test optional for applicants for Spring 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022. International students are still expected to submit proof of English Proficiency by way of one of the exams below. Admission to Stony Brook is based on a holistic review of a student’s academic record including the overall grade point average and strength of curriculum, as well as other academic and personal factors such as co-curricular and community involvement, evidence of leadership, special talents or interest.
- View eligibility requirements.
- Submit your Academic Records.
- Freshman Applicants: Official secondary school records.
- Transfer Applicants: If you have attended any college or university after graduating from secondary school, you must apply as a transfer student. Applicants are required to have performed well in a strong academic program, having completed at least 24 credits with a GPA of 3.0 or higher by the time they submit their application. If the applicant has earned fewer than 24 credits, high school transcripts must also be submitted. See transfer credit policies.
All transcripts must be sent directly from your high school or college, submitted in the original language (if not in English, they must be accompanied by an exactly worded and certified translation). Notarized copies of original documents will also be accepted, and your counselors may upload official transcripts electronically through your application system.
STEP 3: SUBMIT YOUR FINANCIAL DOCUMENTATION
International students must document their ability to meet educational and living expenses for one year of study so that Stony Brook University can issue a Certiﬁcate of Visa Eligibility (I-20). Admitted students will receive login instructions for accessVIS, Stony Brook's portal for visa and immigration services for Fall after March 1 and for Spring after October 1. In accessVIS, you must upload scanned copies of the following documents:
- Bank letter or statement for each source of funds (submitted in English) for a total of $48,552 (as of October 2020).
- Copy of passport
- Admitted students will receive login instructions for accessVIS, Stony Brook's portal for visa and immigration services for Fall after March 1 and for Spring after October 1.
ALREADY STUDYING IN THE U.S.?
The following items will be required in accessVIS:
- F-1: photocopies of all Form I-20’s (pages 1 & 3 of SEVIS I-20’s; pages 3 & 4 pre-SEVIS I-20’s)
- J-1: a photocopy of DS-2019
- Photocopy of both sides of current Form I-94 (stapled in your passport upon arrival in the U.S.)
- Photocopy of U.S. visa page with picture photo