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Introducing BYU International Student and Scholar Services

Click here to watch a video to get to know our office and some of the resources available to you.
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Fall 2021 and F-1 International Student Status

Please read over the following update regarding in-person class requirements for Fall 2021 semester.
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COVID-19 Information

The latest updates from BYU and the ISSS office.
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Important Information for Students Travelling to or from Canada

Please see the following link for important information for students wishing to travel to or from Canada:

Warning to Students: SEVIS Scam


The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has been made aware of a spoofing scam involving individuals using an SEVP Response Center (SRC) phone number (703-603-3400) or a Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) office phone number (757-441-6533) to target nonimmigrant students. Fraudulent callers are claiming to be SEVP representatives and asking students to provide their immigration information, such as their Alien Registration Number or Form I-94, “Arrival/Departure Record,” information, or face deportation.

SEVP encourages designated school officials to reach out to their students to make them aware of this scam. If you or one of your students encounter, or are a victim of this spoof call, you are encouraged to report the incident to the HSI tip line. If you are unsure about the validity of a call from an SEVP official, you can also reach out to your designated SEVP field representative or contact the SRC.

Tips and items to remember:

  • NEVER divulge personal or financial information to unknown callers.
  • SEVP officials will NEVER ask stakeholders to provide credit/debit card/gift card numbers, wire transfers, or bank routing numbers, or to make bitcoin deposits for any purpose.
  • Report all suspicious calls to the HSI tip line and if you are unsure about the validity of a call from SEVP officials reach out to your designated SEVP field representative.

If you have any additional questions regarding this matter, please contact the SRC at 703-603-3400 or 800-892-4829, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, except federal holidays.

Introducing BYU International Student and Scholar Services

Click here to watch a video to get to know our office and some of the resources available to you.
We aspire to provide holistic advisement to our international students and scholars so that they may successfully achieve their educational goals.
Vision Statement
BYU International Student and Scholar Services provides personal, cultural and academic advisement while assisting students and scholars in maintaining their lawful status so that they may have an enriching and successful BYU experience.
Mission Statement

University Statement on Fostering an Enriched Environment

"The Mission of Brigham Young University – founded, supported, and guided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – is to assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life. That assistance should provide a period of intensive learning in a stimulating setting where a commitment to excellence is expected and the full realization of human potential is pursued."

To this end, the University seeks qualified students of various talents and backgrounds, including geographic, educational, cultural, ethnic, and racial, who relate together in such a manner that they are “no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God.” It is the University’s judgment that providing educational opportunities for a mix of students who share values based on the gospel of Jesus Christ and come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences is an important educational asset to BYU.

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President of Church of Jesus Christ and NAACP leaders call for changes to root out racism

By Tad Walch
June 12, 2020 09:28 AM
Joint op-ed published by President Russell M. Nelson, President Derrick Johnson, Leon Russell and the Rev. Amos C. Brown
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COVID-19 Information

The latest updates from BYU and the ISSS office.
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