International Students

International Students

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The University of Saint Joseph is pleased to open our doors to international students who want to apply for our on-campus graduate programs.

Contact us with any questions.

ADMISSION Requirements:

To apply, you must meet the admission requirements of your selected program and submit the following additional documentation to the Office of Admissions:

  • All international transcripts translated into English and evaluated by a NACES member organization
  • Official score of 79 or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 6.5 or higher on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS, Academic version) if English is not your first and primary language

The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service permits USJ to admit non-immigrant students. Upon admission into a graduate degree program, you will be issued an I-20, which is used to pursue an F-1 student visa through the American Embassy or Consulate in your home country. This must be current at all times. International students will not qualify for an F-1 student visa if you are pursuing an online program.

Before an I-20 form is issued, the following must be submitted to the University:

  • A copy of your passport and current visa (if applicable)
  • Official certification of finances with supporting documentation showing sufficient funding for at least one academic year, including tuition, living expenses, health insurance, and textbooks.
  • Any documentation required for additional, dependent visas

Notification Process:

  • Once you have completed the application process, you will be notified of the admissions decision on a rolling basis.
  • I-20 forms are issued to students after acceptance for full-time study in a graduate program and verification of sufficient funding.
  • Please contact the Designated School Official (DSO) for questions about the I-20 and visa process.