International Students: F-1 and J-1

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Welcome to Baylor!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Baylor University! We believe that you have made a great choice to be a part of this university, and we are excited that you will be joining us. You will soon discover what an amazing place Baylor is and how you can get the most out of your experience!

Baylor's international student population is composed of both degree-seeking students and our exchange program students. The processes for coming to Baylor have some similarities but are actually quite different. If you are coming to Baylor to get your undergraduate (baccalaureate) or graduate (master's or doctorate) degree, then you should check out the information on the Incoming Degree Students link to the left. If you are a participant in one of Baylor's Exchange Programs with one of our partner institutions, then you can learn more about your process on the Incoming Exchange Student link.

All Baylor international students use the Global Bears online system to help manage the documentation and information that they need before and during their time at Baylor. Before you arrive, Global Bears is where you will submit documents, complete pre-arrival checklists, submit your arrival information, and learn about Baylor’s International Student Orientation program. After you arrive, you will use it to request many services such as work authorization, travel signatures, etc. We will inform you when you are ready to login to Global Bears.

Again, welcome to Baylor University. We look forward to seeing you on campus and to working with you during your time at Baylor. Please feel free to contact International Student and Scholar Services at if you need assistance.

International Student and Scholar Services
1428 S. 5th St
One Bear Place #97381
Waco, TX 76706
Phone: 254-710-1461

Office Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm
Walk-In Hours: Monday - Thursday from 2:00pm - 4:30pm
(During walk-in hours, students can wait to be seen by an International Advisor. Outside of walk-in hours, students must make an appointment to meet with an advisor. Students may come during any office hours to pick-up forms, drop off information, etc.)