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 applications must provide proof of English proficiency by one of the following methods:
Graduation with a baccalaureate degree (or higher) earned from an accredited United States college or university, or an international college or university with instruction conducted in English. Degrees earned online may not be used to verify English proficiency.
Official scores from an English proficiency standardized test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS) sent by the testing agency to Van Andel Institute Graduate School. Official scores must be less than two years old. Minimum required scores are as follows: TOEFL PBT: 580, TOEFL iBT: 90, IELTS: 6.5.
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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.