Admissions and Financial Aid

As an academic institution and as a community, Stanford welcomes and embraces students and scholars from around the world who contribute immeasurably to our mission of education and discovery. Inclusion and nondiscrimination are core values of our community, and they extend to people from around the world regardless of citizenship or nationality.

Stanford treats undocumented students as U.S. domestic students in the undergraduate admission process, assessing their applications under the same need-blind admission policy it uses for citizens of the United States. Undocumented undergraduate applicants are not considered international students in the application process. Stanford will use institutional funds to meet the full demonstrated financial need of those undocumented students who are admitted.

Citizenship and immigration status are not a condition of admission, and Stanford does not require undergraduates to have DACA status to enroll or receive financial aid. We welcome applications from all students who are ready to make the most of the extraordinary academic opportunities available at Stanford.

More information for undocumented undergraduate applicants is available on the admission and financial aid websites. Graduate admissions at Stanford are managed by individual schools; different graduate programs have different work and training requirements. Please visit the website of the school you are interested in for admissions information.

Read additional information here from Provost Persis Drell about financial assistance available to current students who need financial assistance to renew their DACA status, and for those who may be subject to the expiration of work authorization.