May 17, 2016
To qualify for an F-1 visa, the applicant must be enrolled full-time in an academic or language education program at an approved school or academic institution in the U.S. Full-time study is defined as a minimum of 18 hours of study per week. Applicants are required to demonstrate they have sufficient funds to support themselves for the duration of their course and that they intend to return to their home country upon completion of their studies.
F-1 visa applicants may also be required to meet certain health and character requirements.