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International Candidates

Students who are citizens of foreign countries must first be nominated by their country in order to open an application for the United States Naval Academy.  International nominations are due by 31 January. The Naval Academy can have up to 60 four-year international students attend at any given time.  The Department of Defense selects the countries that may nominate candidates for the Naval Academy.  Upon graduation, international Midshipmen will not receive a commission in the U.S. Armed Forces, but will return to their home country to carry out their country’s obligated service. The International Admissions Board is held in early April to review selections for this program.

If you are not an American citizen, completion of a Preliminary Application is not necessary. Information concerning application procedures for foreign nationals may be requested from the United States Defense Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in your home country.