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Find Your Path Here

At West Virginia University, you will find your family, your mentors, a purpose and your friends.

Elevate your academic career with us.

WVU offers a diverse selection of academic programs and state-of-the-art resources to help you reach your potential. You will find countless chances to create your own experience. To not only learn, but do.

Rankings and Majors

Unlock your potential with scholarships.

Take advantage of our generous international scholarships and make your dream education a reality. How do you qualify? Just apply to WVU and we'll take care of the rest. Hard work pays off. Literally.

International Scholarships

Experience our campus, discover your future.

Explore the possibilities at WVU. Take a virtual tour or schedule a visit to experience the energy and opportunities of our vibrant community. See our facilities, learn more about our programs and soak in West Virginia’s natural beauty.

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Earn a World-Class Degree

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Many degree programs hold specialized accreditation.

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We Are R1

WVU is in the most elite category of research schools, R1 — alongside Harvard, Yale and Johns Hopkins.

What does R1 mean for you? The best faculty and students want to be at R1 institutions. You will work with incredible researchers and professors in world-class facilities, and your degree will be respected.

Make It Your Own

With over 130 undergraduate majors and 152 minors to choose from, you can customize your WVU degree to match your career goals. Dual majors, accelerated programs and certificates are available too.

Are you interested in earning a graduate degree? We offer over 200 master’s, doctoral and professional degrees, including medicine, engineering, business and forensic science.

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Explore Scholarships

Follow your dreams with the help of WVU scholarships.

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Do you qualify?

You may be eligible for a scholarship from WVU if you are applying to an on-campus program for fall 2024. We automatically review your admissions application for Climb Higher and Innovators Scholarships based on GPA and SAT (if available). No separate application is required.

After being admitted to WVU, you may apply for:

  • Office of Global Affairs Merit Scholarship: up to $8,000 per year
  • You are Welcome Here Scholarship: up to $15,0000 per year

In addition to scholarships, we offer:

  • On-campus employment, up to 20 hours per week. Average pay is $10 per hour.
  • Tuition payment plans

A Special Place

At WVU you will find friendly people and a great mix of students and faculty from around the U.S. and the world.

Imagine Yourself at WVU

WVU’s hometown — Morgantown, West Virginia — is a friendly small city with big city opportunities, cultural activities and outdoor recreation. From here you will be within driving distance of major urban centers, including:

  • Pittsburgh, 70 miles/112 km
  • Washington, D.C., 205 miles/330 km
  • New York City, 378 miles/608 km

Explore the map to find other cities near WVU. But you do not have to leave town to find what you need. Morgantown is a growing regional hub for healthcare, shopping, sports, technology, the performing arts and tourism. West Virginia was named a Top Travel Region to visit in 2022 by Lonely Planet: the only U.S. state selected.

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We're Here to Help

Hello, I'm Ashley Givan! I'm the WVU admissions counselor for international students.

To start learning about WVU, check out my answers to common questions.

I look forward to helping you take the next step in your educational journey. Please contact me directly via WhatsApp at +1 (304) 244 9554 to talk more about WVU.

Let's get started on your journey to success!

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