International Students

International Students

Penn State New Kensington welcomes students from around the world!

International students are not US citizens or permanent residents and require any form of visa to attend Penn State.

Prospective International Students

New International Students

I-20:  Learn about the process for obtaining the I-20.

Housing:  Learn about campus Housing & Food Services.

Financial:  For information regarding local banking institutions around Penn State New Kensington, see Campus/Area Resources.

peerTransfer: We recommend international students sign up with peerTransfer to manage deposits, tuition payments and other fees from their international home bank account. Visit the Penn State peerTransfer site for more information.

Tuition: International students need to be aware that tuition is due on a different timetable than domestic students. However, once you are on campus, you will be able to finalize the process through your Penn State Access account.

Mandatory Health Insurance: All international students in F-1 and J-1 status studying at Penn State must have health insurance for the entire period of study at Penn State.  Here is some general information regarding health insurance.

International students may purchase the Penn State Health Insurance Plan or purchase their own health plan. Health plan options for international students are available at:

Arriving to campus: It is recommended that students make flight arrangements to arrive no later than two days before orientation to adjust and enjoy the orientation activities. Any return flight arrangements should be scheduled after the last date of final exams. Check the Academic Calendar.

Transport to campus from PIT Airport:  view information about Getting Around the region.

New International Student Orientation Program: During new student orientation, you will complete government document requirements, schedule courses, and become familiar with the campus.