International Students

International Students

COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Oakland Community College's International Student Services Office (ISSO) is working remotely. Please email us or view additional student resources on OCC's COVID-19 Updates and FAQs page. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Oakland Community College welcomes students from all around the globe.

With a thriving international student community dispersed among its multi campus system, OCC is an ideal location for students seeking a college experience in the United States.

How Do You Get Started?

Choose the link below that applies to you.

F-1 Students

Citizens of other countries who want to receive F-1 (student) visa status to study at OCC.

Permanent Residents

Residents of the U.S. (current green card holders) who are citizens of other countries but permanently residing in the U.S., simply apply online.

Other International Students

Including asylees/refugees or non-immigrants who are temporarily in the U.S., apply online.

canadian students

Northern neighbors who would like to cross the border to study at OCC, full-time or part-time.

BEGIN YOUR STUDIES AT OCC AND START YOUR JOURNEY TO A 4-YEAR DEGREE!

Diverse Student Group 64 Countries!

International Student Office offers:

  • Admission to OCC
  • Scholarship Resources
  • Assistance obtaining an I-20
  • International Student Orientation
  • Student Life Engagement Opportunities

Transfer to a four year institution

  • Michigan State University
  • University of Michigan
  • Wayne State University
  • Oakland University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Central Michigan University

"Being an international student is enjoyable at OCC" - Montserrat Munguia

COMMUNITY COLLEGE BENEFITs

  • Affordability
  • Transferable credits
  • Support services to help you succeed
  • Student Life 
  • Small class sizes
  • High demand career programs
  • Open admissions policy
  • Caring, experienced faculty in every class-no teaching assistants
4 levels of classes over 100 programs transfer programs