Congratulations on starting school. In your question detail you did not state where you are looking to rent an apartment (city/state). But most owners require you to have a social security. But since you are an international student some owners may decide to rent to you but with more of a deposit and proof of funds.
If you would like more assistance please contact me directly.
Keller Williams Brentwood
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be of service to you .
I would be happy to search out options for you . I want you to know that this will be challenge however with complete cooperation and with out any surprises I am sure that I can help you ..
Please keep the following in mind :
1. Most property managers/owners will expect to run your credit history. If they are able to verify that you do not have a social security number they will require a large deposit and or a co/signer .
2. They will want to verify your school enrollment status and rental history information .
Please contact me directly at 323 239-4273 for additional information . Please be prepared to provide me with your criteria for an apartment