International Students

International Students planning to attend Manhattan School of Music will be required to apply for a SEVIS Form I-20 document (Applications below). Upon approval for and receipt of the Form I-20 from Manhattan School of Music, students will be eligible to apply for the F-1 Student Visa at the United States Embassy or Consulate in their home countries. The application process for the Form I-20 and F-1 Student Visa can take several weeks, so it is extremely important for students to be prepared and plan ahead.

only original financial documents with official English translations will be accepted when applying for the Form I-20. Please do not fax or email the application and financial documents.  You must mail the original documents to:

Manhattan School of Music International Student Services
120 Claremont Avenue
New York, NY  10027

The original documents will be returned to the students for use at their U.S. Embassy visa appointment after their SEVIS I-20 application has been approved.

Students must be formally admitted before the I-20 document can be issued and mailed to the student.  Students that are conditionally admitted cannot receive an I-20 until they have completed their files with the Office of Admission and have been formally admitted.

Application for Sevis Form I-20
For international students who WILL attend the Summer English Study
Application deadline: May 1st


Application for Sevis Form I-20A
For international students who WILL NOT attend the Summer English Study
Application deadline: June 1st

Exchange Students

Students attending Manhattan School of Music as an exchange student and are visiting from another institution need to contact Michael Lockhart, Director of International Student Services at mlockhart@msmnyc.edu for further instruction on how to apply for the student visa. Do not complete the SEVIS I-20 application