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Information for Admitted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Saint Louis University. We are thrilled to welcome you to our multicultural campus.

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Studying at SLU-Madrid will be a smart decision and an incredible experience. You will benefit not only from an outstanding American education but also from immersing yourself in the rich history, language, culture, politics and lifestyle of the vibrant Spanish capital.

Now that you have been notified of your admission, complete these basic steps.

1. Confirm your attendance

Conditional Admission

If you are admitted conditionally, you must meet the requirement stipulated in your acceptance letter. If you know you will complete the condition, you can secure your place at SLU-Madrid by paying the non-refundable confirmation fee.

Regular Admission

If you have been admitted without any conditions, you can secure your place at SLU-Madrid by paying the non-refundable confirmation fee.

Pay the Confirmation Fee

2. Apply for a student visa (if necessary)

If you do not hold a European Union or U.S. passport you will need to make payment for one full semester’s tuition in order for us to issue your student visa documentation. Any scholarships that you have been awarded will be deducted from this cost. However, for all the following semesters, you may choose to make payment in full or in installments according to the payment information provided on our website.​

Learn more about visas

3. Apply for housing

All first-year students are required to live in university residence halls that are home not only to students at SLU-Madrid, but also other local universities. The residency requirement for students entering in the fall is for two semesters and for those entering in the spring it is one. The housing application opens in early spring (for fall admission). Specific criteria need to be met for you to be exempt from the residency requirement.

If you are a transfer student, you are free to choose the housing that best fits your needs.

Learn more about housing options

4. Register for your classes  

Consult with your academic advisor to select and schedule your classes. At this point, you will also want to set up your Banner Self Service and mySLU accounts.

Visiting students should also meet with their home campus advisor to schedule classes and ensure that they fulfill degree requirements at their home institution.  

5. Attend orientation

Get to know current students, faculty and staff at our mandatory welcome sessions for incoming students. As you are making your travel arrangements, read up on arrival information.

Learn more about arriving in Madrid