About International Recruitment and Services | Webster University

About International Recruitment and Services

Webster University recognizes the important contributions international students and scholars make to the University and to surrounding communities. Our office works to help international students find the right Webster program and campus in the United States, successfully navigate strict federal visa regulations, complete their studies, and gain valuable practical training after graduation.

International Recruitment and Services is responsible for the following:

  • Assisting with the application and admissions process, visa application process and arrival procedures for international students coming to the U.S.
  • Conducting immigration orientation, immigration workshops, and immigration check-in for international students at St. Louis-area campuses.
  • Issuing immigration documents to international students and scholars.
  • Advising students and scholars with respect to visas, work permission, and personal matters.
  • Ensuring that international students, scholars and Webster University are in compliance with federal regulations pertaining to non-immigrant students and scholars.
  • Providing information to departments or campuses that want to bring visiting scholars (i.e. professors, short-term scholars, teaching assistants, and research scholars) to their campuses and handling the immigration related aspects of the process.
  • Serving as the liaison between the university, the students and the scholars with several federal agencies.


The mission of International Recruitment and International Services (IRIS) is to support and enhance the vision, mission and values of the Webster University by promoting partnerships with faculty and staff to recruit and retain international students seeking an inclusive, global learning experience and academic excellence.