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International Students

To reserve your space, complete these steps in the SOLAR System using your Stony Brook ID number and password by the date on your letter of admission.

  1. Pay your $150 Tuition Deposit
  2. Pay your $200 Campus Housing Deposit*
  3. Pay your $300 Orientation Fee
  4. Complete your New Student Preferences

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 * At this time we are at capacity for on campus housing, and no longer accepting housing deposits. Please contact to inquire about housing availability.

International students are strongly encouraged to live on-campus. New full-time first-year students are guaranteed housing provided the tuition/housing deposit is received and their new student preferences are submitted online by May 1 for fall admission. Transfers are offered campus housing on a space-available basis.

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Refund Policies


Receiving Your I-20

Document your ability to meet all educational and living expenses for one year of study in accessVIS, Stony Brook's portal for visa and immigration services ( download tutorial). If you are unable to provide proof of financial support, you will not be eligible to receive an I-20 or to enroll at Stony Brook University.

Log into AccessVIS

After you have paid your tuition deposit and submitted your visa application, we will begin preparing your I-20. Admitted students who do not fully document proof of financial support after they submit their deposits should be aware of our deposit refund policies. Do not schedule an appointment with your consulate or schedule travel plans until you have received your I-20.


Next Steps

Steps to complete after those above.

Your Journey Begins

The first day of classes is Monday, August 27, 2018 for the fall 2018 semester.   Click here  to view the University's academic calendar.



Kick Start Your Stony Brook Education

Enroll in the Global Summer Institute

  • Earn academic credit towards your degree
  • Practice and improve your English language skills
  • Make friends and get to know our campus
  • Go on field trips to New York City

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Choose one of our four options to advance your academic and professional goals. You will expand your cultural horizons and have a one-of-a-kind experience. Join us this summer to enjoy the natural beauty of Long Island and the cosmopolitan flair of New York City!


We Welcome International Students

Stony Brook is the home away from home for 4,685 international students from 110 countries.
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