What is the difference between a “student” and a “scholar”?

An international student is an individual who is enrolled full-time in a degree or non-degree program at Washington University in St. Louis and holds a temporary non-immigrant visa, such as F-1 or J-1. Go to the Student section of our site for student specific information.

An international scholar is an individual whose primary purpose is to engage in scholarly activities including teaching, research and/or training at WUSTL or an affiliated entity and who holds a temporary non-immigrant visa, including, but not limited to, J-1, H-1B, O-1 or TN. Go to the Scholar section of our site for scholar specific information.