International Admissions 

International Admissions

In addition to general admissions requirements, you will find important international student admissions information below.

General Admissions Requirements for Undergraduate

General Admissions Requirements for Graduate

International Transfer Students

Already Admitted to STU

 

INTERNATIONAL TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION:

International applicants who have attended an institute on outside of the United States must present a course-by-course evaluation and official translation of their credentials completed by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or endorsed member by the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).

The University has a close working relationship with the below members:

InCRED (International Credential Evaluations)
1200 Grand Blvd., Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64106 U.S.
https://www.incredevals.org/

Josef Silny and Associates
7101 SW 102nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
http://www.jsilny.com/

World Education Services
1031 Ives Dairy Road #228
Miami, FL 33179
https://www.wes.org/

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY:

All undergraduate international applicants must demonstrate proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:

Minimum official test scores:

  • TOEFL iBT®Test: 71
  • TOEFL cBT®Test: 197
  • IELTS: 5.5
  • PTE: 50

TOEFL EXEMPTED COUNTRIES

Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Botswana
Canada: All Provinces, except Quebec
Fiji
Gambia
Ghana
Grenada
Guyana
Ireland
Jamaica
Kenya
Kiribati
Liberia

 

Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Micronesia
New Zealand
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Trinidad and Tobago

 

Turks and Caico
Uganda
United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales)
Zambia
Zimbabwe

 

Exemption from submitting a TOEFL does not imply exemption from sitting for an additional Test of English Language Proficiency before registration if so required by the school or academic department.

In cases where there is more than one official language listed and English is one of the official languages, the decision has been made to require the TOEFL.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS:

Financial Guarantee Form

As required by the United States Government before the issuing of any I-20s, students must submit a Financial Guarantee Form along with proof of financial support. The Financial Guarantee Form should be supported by:

  • Bank Letter or Bank Statement
  • Copy of your current passport information page
TRANSFER ELIGIBILITY:
If an International Student is transferring from a U.S. institution and has been accepted to St. Thomas University, a Transfer Eligibility Form is required. The form must be completed by the admitted student and the PDSO or DSO from the transferring institution.
Remember: in order to complete this form, you MUST be admitted to STU. For more information on International Transfer Students click here.
OBTAIN AN I-20:

Your I-20 and STU welcome package will be shipped to you via FedEx International Priority.

 

The following must be completed before we send out your I-20:

 

Click here to see what documents are missing from your admissions file. Missing admissions documents may delay the issuance of your I-20.

 

To learn more about the I-20, click here.

UNDERGRADUATE COST OF ATTENDANCE:

Your financial guarantee form must reflect that you have adequate financial support to meet the annual cost of attendance. Please refer to the annual estimated cost of undergraduate attendance.

 

Annual Cost of Attendance Estimate
 for International Undergraduate Students
 2018-2019

Academic Year
 Fall & Spring Semester

Summer Session

Total Cost
 Fall/Spring/Summer

Full time, 12-18 credits per semester
 *includes International Student fee

$15,700 (Fall)*
 $15,450 (Spring)

6 Credits FREE*

$31,150

Books

$375

$750

Medical Insurance**
 (if proof is not provided)

$1,392

Charged in the Fall

Housing***

$4,900

$9,800

Total

$22,367 (Fall)
 $20,725 (Spring)

$43,092

 

*Includes International Student fee = $250. 

**Required for International Students. International students holding an F1 or J1 visa may not waive out of the Student Insurance Plan. Please note that traveling insurance or medical insurance policies issued from your country of origin or outside the U.S. will not be acceptable as means to waive out of the Student Insurance Plan. For more information, visit the STU Student Insurance Webpage.

***Based on Triple Occupancy (costs per semester). For more information, visit the STU Housing Webpage.

GRADUATE COST OF ATTENDANCE:

Your financial guarantee form must reflect that you have adequate financial support to meet the cost of attendance. Please refer to the annual estimated cost of graduate attendance.

 

Annual Estimate of Cost of Attendance
 Graduate
 2018-2019

 

Academic Year
 Fall & Spring Semester

Total Cost
 Fall/Spring/Summer

Tuition & Fees*

Full-Time (6 Credits)

12 Credits per Year

Education, Biology for STEM Educators, and Counseling programs

$631 per credit

$7,572

Communication, Science, and Business Programs

$782 per Credit

$9,384

Theology and Bioethics

$537 per credit

$6,444

Medical Insurance**

$1,392

 

*International Student fee = $250.

 ** International students are billed the university health insurance rate at $1,392 per year. International students holding an F1 or J1 visa may not waive out of the Student Insurance Plan. Please note that traveling insurance or medical insurance policies issued from your country of origin or outside the U.S. will not be acceptable as means to waive out of the Student Insurance Plan. For more information, visit the STU Student Insurance Webpage

INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS:

Please note, these Academic Scholarships are only available to new undergraduate international students.

GPA 3.5 to 4.0       $10000
GPA 3.0 to 3.49     $9000
GPA 2.75 to 2.99   $8000
GPA 2.5-2.74          $7000
GPA 2.25 to 2.49   $6000

Click here to browse other outside scholarships

 

Housing and Residential Life

Visit the STU Housing Webpage for information regarding Housing and Residential Life.


Health Insurance

Visit the STU Student Insurance Webpage for information regarding Health Insurance requirements.


Campus Tour

Please call 305-628-6546 to schedule an appointment or email us at signup@stu.edu. You may also schedule a Campus Tour online.


International Admissions Counselor

Tony Guilarte - 305.628.6614 - aguilarte@stu.edu

You can schedule a Skype meeting with our counselor. We’re looking forward to hear from you.


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