Office of International Student Services

We are proud to welcome and support students from all over the world.

Student Testimonial

Admissions Requirements for International Students

Welcome to the Office of International Student Services. Whether you have questions about the application process, F-1 visa and immigration status, or campus life for our international community, we hope that you will find the information you need here. Know that if not we are only an email or phone call away to answer any questions or concerns! So, please feel free to reach out to us anytime. We are committed to serving and supporting you throughout this entire season of preparation for Kingdom ministry.

When applying to Southwestern Seminary or Texas Baptist College, international students will need to submit the following additional documents:

Christian Betts, Director

Student Organizations

Moving to a new country can be confusing, isolating, and exhausting, so we want to provide connections for you to be encouraged and supported by your fellow students. If you’re interested in learning more about any of these student organizations, then contact us as 817-921-8520 or

  • African Student Fellowship
  • Brazilian Student Fellowship
  • Chinese Student Fellowship
  • Indian Student Fellowship
  • Korean Student Fellowship
  • Korean Singles Student Fellowship

International Student Events

We’re always looking for an opportunity to help our international students connect with one another and share their culture. Here are the latest events coming up.

Office Policies

  • Form Submissions
    • If you need a verification letter from our office, please submit the Request for Student Verification form.
    • Allow for 1-2 business days before it is ready. Our office will notify you when it is ready for you to pick up.
  • Visiting the Office: Walk-ins and Appointments
    • Our doors are always open – feel free to walk-in any time to meet with one of our staff.
      • Please know that you may be asked to wait until the next available Specialist can meet with you.
    • Please make an appointment if you need more than 15 minutes to discuss an issue. You can call 817-921-8520 or by email to set up an appointment
      • All meetings with the Director are generally by appointment only
  • Communications
    • Please let us know your full legal name and student ID number when emailing or calling us
    • Allow for 1-2 business days (excluding weekends) for us to respond to you

Additional Resources