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 F-1 visa category.
“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, but the following additional documents will be required before an offer of admission can be made:
All transcripts from academic institutions outside of the United States must be accompanied by an official course-by-course evaluation, including U.S. GPA conversion, from World Education Services (WES), International Credential Evaluators, International Educational Evaluators or another agency approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. Transcript evaluations will be at the student’s own expense. Students are encouraged to submit the transcript evaluation(s) as soon as possible after submitting their application, because an admissions offer cannot be made until the evaluation is received and reviewed by the Admissions Committee.
Visit our Admissions page for more information.
Grand Rapids and West Michigan have a growing list of accolades—one of the top places to live, one of the top places to visit and one of the top cities for biopharmaceutical and research and development investment. Read more.