We’re ready to welcome you with open arms. Saint Louis University is a high-quality academic destination, attracting nearly 1,000 undergraduate and graduate international students from more than 70 countries around the world. Our rich diversity is what makes us who we are.
Allow our dedicated international admission counselors to:
- Assist with your application and transition to the United States
- Issue your I-20 and help in obtaining your F-1 Student Visa
- Set up your course schedule and register you for class
- Introduce you to Saint Louis University — our student clubs, organizations and the vibrant city of St. Louis, Missouri
Applying to SLU as an International Student
If you live outside the United States, or attended secondary school outside of the United States, applying to SLU generally takes three steps:
Step One: Complete an online application.
The online application will ask about your educational background and citizenship to help determine your eligibility. If you are applying to enter SLU as a first-time, freshman student, we’ll also ask you to complete an essay.
Step Two: Send transcripts of all secondary work.
Find out from your admission counselor what secondary credentials are required. We’ll evaluate how you’ve done in school up to this point, so please send all transcripts for secondary work, along with their English language translations.
Step Three: Submit all your official standardized test scores.
These are scores from any standardized test you may have taken to prepare for college — TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, SAT or ACT. All of our international applicants are required to demonstrate their English proficiency, and these tests can help us make that determination. If you do not meet SLU’s direct entry requirements, we encourage you to apply to the Pathway or English Language programs offered by INTO Saint Louis University.
Applying to a Graduate Program?
Saint Louis University offers some of the top academic programs in the nation, including many competitive master's and doctoral options. In fact, 13 of SLU's programs were judged to be in the top 50 nationwide — including a No. 1 spot for our health law program — in 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.