International Student & Scholar Services


Welcome to Washburn!

The Office of International Programs (OIP) welcomes you to Washburn University! We are very glad that you have chosen Washburn, a university of approximately 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students. There are over 200 international (F-1 and J-1 visas) students on our campus from approximately 40 different countries, and these international students play a very vital role on our campus.


Pre-Arrival Guide for New Students

Our Pre-Arrival Guide can be accessed here as a Microsoft Word document [6 pages]. It contains information about:

  • Reporting to Washburn
  • Enrollment Deposit
  • Orientation for F-1/J-1 Students and Short-term Scholars
  • Obtaining your Visa & Arrival in the U.S.
  • About Topeka
  • About Washburn University
  • Local weather
  • Housing options in Topeka
  • Transportation around Topeka
  • Health Insurance & Health Care in the U.S.