Admissions and Financial Aid

International Applicants

As one of the best and most celebrated schools of social policy in the United States, The Heller School at Brandeis University is an ideal place for passionate changemakers from around the globe to gain the skills and experience needed to help forge a better world.

Heller is located in Waltham, Massachusetts, just a few miles from Boston, which is the largest city in New England and home to some of the world’s top colleges, universities, and research institutions. Our students represent over 50 countries, and we are proud to invite international applicants to join our dynamic, globally focused community of learners.

Resources for International Applicants

International Students and Scholars Office

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) supports Brandeis international students and scholars from over 120 countries around the globe throughout their time spent in the Brandeis community. ISSO issues visa documents, assists with immigration procedures, facilitates educational programming, and provides advising on academic, financial and personal matters. Learn more.


Need assistance navigating the application process, securing funding, or obtaining a visa? We highly recommend contacting EducationUSA, a U.S. Department of State network of advising centers across the world whose primary goal is to assist international students who are interested in studying in the U.S. 

Visit or contact your local EducationUSA Advising Center today!