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Admitted International Students

Congratulations on your admission to FDU!

Please follow the instructions below to confirm your enrollment.

1. Submit your International Student Matriculation Form.

All admitted students who wish to attend FDU must submit the Matriculation Form by the date indicated on the admission letter. The deposit is required to reserve your place at FDU and so we can prepare for your arrival. Please complete BOTH sides of the form and return it to the Office of International Admissions.

In some cases, we will allow a short extension of the deposit deadline. Email global@fdu.edu to request an extension.

2. Pay your deposit.

Sponsored students do not have to pay the tuition deposit but must still complete an International Student Matriculation Form.

All students (except sponsored students) must pay the $200 tuition deposit in order to ensure their spot at FDU. The deposit goes towards your tuition and is NOT an added charge.

All payment must be made in U.S. dollars. Please see below for payment options:

Check, bank draft, or money order

Make payable to "Fairleigh Dickinson University."

Wire transfer (FlyWire)

Fairleigh Dickinson University has partnered with FlyWire to offer an innovative way to streamline international education payments.

Why pay through FlyWire?

  • Eliminate hidden bank fees — ensure that FDU receives the correct amount.
  • Save on exchange rates — in most cases you can make payments in your local currency and FlyWire will process the currency exchange offering you wholesale exchange rates unmatched by local banks.
  • Peace of mind — 24-7 multilingual customer support when you need it most. Know where your payment is in the bank transfer process.

How to make a wire transfer or an online bill payment to Fairleigh Dickinson University via FlyWire:

  1. Create a FlyWire login and fill out your payment details
  2. Make a traditional wire transfer from your bank (online, phone, or in person)
  3. Track the progress of your payment via the payment dashboard.

Wire transfer (Traditional)

The wire transfer details, including the account name and routing number can be found on the matriculation form. Please bring a copy of the form to your bank.

Credit card or electronic check

We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or ACH (electronic check). Visit TouchNet and follow the instructions.

  • Students who will live off-campus should select "tuition deposit only (commuter)."
  • Students who will reside on-campus should select "tuition, res hall and res hall damage deposit."

Deposit refunds:

The $200 tuition deposit is non-refundable unless your visa is denied for FDU. If your visa is denied and you would like your deposit refunded, you must submit a copy of your denial letter to global@fdu.edu.

3. Complete your medical form.

All students must complete their medical form in order to register for classes. Email or fax the completed form to the Office of International Admissions prior to your arrival. You must bring the originals with you to International Student Orientation.

If you are an off-site, commuter, or nursing student, please complete the appropriate Medical Forms.

4. If you want to live on campus, complete the Housing Application form and pay the housing deposit.

Sponsored students: If you plan to live on campus, you must submit a Housing Application and $150 housing damage security deposit.

Fill out the Housing Application form for the appropriate campus:

A $350 housing deposit is required prior to your arrival on campus. This is separate from the $200 tuition deposit.

5. Attend the International Student Orientation — this is MANDATORY!

Right before the start of the semester, International Student Services and the Office of International Admissions will host an International Student Orientation that all new international students MUST attend. Late arrivals are NOT permitted, and students who do not attend Orientation must defer their admission to a later semester. You will receive more detailed information about Orientation after we receive your matriculation form and tuition deposit.

Detailed schedules can be found below:

6. Take the English Proficiency Placement Exam.

ALL new international undergraduate and graduate students (except those who are specifically exempted) will be tested for English proficiency during International Student Orientation. Depending on the test results, students may be placed into an English for Professional Success (EPS) course that focuses on the student's major field of study.

Undergraduates placed into EPS must take the class and co-requisite lab and will be charged tuition upon registration. Credits in EPS will apply to the undergraduate student's General Education requirement.

Graduates placed into an EPS course are required to take the class and co-requisite lab and will be charged a fee.