International Student Admission

Global SLU

We’re ready to welcome you with open arms. Saint Louis University is a high-quality academic destination, attracting nearly 1,000 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

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.

Locate your country on our secondary credentials requirements list. 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.


INTO SLU provides  instruction and pathway programs for international students who need additional English-language and academic preparation. Upon successful completion of the INTO SLU program, students gain full admission into one of SLU’s participating undergraduate or graduate programs.

Learn more about INTO SLU