International Student Admission
Saint Louis University is a top U.S. university, attracting hundreds of undergraduate and graduate international students from more than 80 countries around the world. With a legacy of innovative academics and research, SLU is home to a diverse community of students receiving a transformative education.
Steps to Applying to SLU: International Students
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. There is no application fee to apply for undergraduate admission to SLU.
Applying as a graduate student? Learn how here.
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.
These are scores from any standardized test you may have taken to prepare for college — TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, SAT, ACT or Duolingo score. 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.
Though not required for admission, submission of a resume of activities and letters of recommendation is encouraged. All undergraduate applicants are also encouraged to complete an admission interview.
Please note, while SLU requires proof of your ability to financially support your attendance, it does not impact your admission decision.
Saint Louis University's international admission counselors can:
- 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, from our student clubs and organizations to the vibrant city of St. Louis, Missouri
Contact an Admission Counselor
Countries represented by SLU students
of SLU students come from outside the U.S.
STEM-qualifying degree programs offered
Among U.S. Catholic colleges, according to Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education