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Fielding is a global institution. Outside of the Unites States we enroll approximately 100 students who reside in over 25 countries. We emphasize the importance of global learning and wide-ranging experiences in our campus culture and our vision, values, mission and goals. We’re open to broad ideas, diverse cultures and international perspectives. Explore the diversity of Fielding’s student body by visiting Fielding at a Glance.

Fielding Graduate University is committed to fostering an international campus, and we welcome you to apply!

Degree from Outside the United States

You will need to have your degree transcript evaluated if it is from an institution located outside of the United States in order to establish equivalency with a regionally accredited US degree, unless your degree program has an established articulation agreement with Fielding .

You will need to request an evaluation that lists each course with grades and a cumulative GPA, generally called a “course by course” evaluation. You need to provide an original transcript to the evaluation service according to their process, and request that they send the evaluation directly to Fielding. Please do not send your original transcript to Fielding.

We accept evaluations from the following agencies, but you may use any current members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES):

The evaluation can take three weeks or more, and application processes and costs vary between transcript evaluation service agencies. Some agencies have an option to expedite evaluations for an additional fee.

Student Visas

Fielding is approved to support F-1 student visas, which allow students to live in the US while attending Fielding. For most of our programs you do not need to move to the US for study. Online-only programs and half-time programs are not eligible for F-1 student visas; only full-time programs that require in-person residency are eligible and only for the period of time that the in-person residency is required.  The Registrar’s Office will work with eligible students who are interested in pursuing a student visa.

F-1 VISA Requirements

  • If you are an accepted applicant or current Fielding student and believe you are both eligible and require a student visa, please contact a Fielding Designated School Official (DSO) in the Registrar’s Office for assistance. You will need a SEVIS I-20 form completed by a Fielding DSO as part of your visa application to your local US consulate. In order to prepare your I-20 form Fielding’s DSO will need:

including a US address if you will be moving here (initially can be temporary)

this date can be no earlier than 30 days from the start of your enrollment at Fielding

including those of any dependents who will be coming to the US to live with you

documentation must show an amount that exceeds the current cost of living allowance for one year of attendance at Fielding

Scholarships & Loans for International Students

Most of Fielding’s scholarships are open to students from anywhere in the world, and we work closely with international students who have external funding through loans, sponsorship, scholarships, or other sources.



Short visits for face-to-face meetings do not require an F-1 student visa, as they are “conference” or “educational meeting” events according to US Customs. You can receive a Travel/Tourist visa for the length of the session. Citizens of Canada will not need a visa for visits.


Flywire or direct wire transfer options are available for enrolled students.



Look at the residency requirements for your program of interest to determine if and when you may need to travel. Discuss your situation with an Admission Advisor.

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Fielding’s administrative offices are located in two lot-adjacent office buildings in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. To enrich your educational experience, many of Fielding’s programs hold face-to-face events throughout the year in different regional locations. Our Academic Conferencing & Events Department contracts with hotels and other educational spaces such as retreat centers to provide suitable spaces for your learning and engagement with faculty.

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