Van Andel Institute Graduate School provides international students with the rigorous study of a world-class research institute and the support of a small, close-knit community. International applicants admitted to the Graduate School will be sponsored in the J-1 visa category. Van Andel Institute is not currently designated to sponsor F-1 visas.
“When you’re a scientist working in a lab, sometimes you can forget why you’re doing what you’re doing. In our lab, the work might directly impact patients, and I think when you’re constantly reminded that your work impacts real people, you’ll never lose the passion for what you’re doing.” – Menusha Arumugam
International applicants should follow the same application process as non-international students with the following additions:
Visit our Admissions page for more information.
Van Andel Institute’s Exchange Visitor Program provides courses of study, lectures, and research opportunities in the various fields of research conducted by Van Andel Research Institute for qualified foreign research scholars, short-term scholars, and specialists. The classification of each individual’s status depends on the purpose of the exchange visit, how the stay will be funded, and the anticipated duration of the stay. International applicants admitted to the Graduate School will be sponsored with a J1 visa through this program.
The Exchange Visitor Program is administered by the Office of Exchange Coordination and Designation of the U.S. Department of State. Additional information about and regulations of the Exchange Visitor Program may be found here.
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