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.
Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. International Education Consultants
7101 SW 102nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
World Education Services
1031 Ives Dairy Road #228
Miami, FL 33179
All international applicants must demonstrate proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:
Note: Minimum official test score requirements vary for undergraduate and graduate students.
- TOEFL iBT®Test: 71
- TOEFL cBT®Test: 197
- IELTS: 5.5
- PTE: 50
- SAT: 960
- ACT: 18
- Duolingo English Test: 100+
- TOEFL iBT: 79
- TOEFL cBT: 213
- IELTS: 6.0
- PTE: 50
- Duolingo English Test: 100+
Minimum score: 100+
The Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, in under an hour for only $49. The test is taken via a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview, and writing sample which are shared with St. Thomas University when you send your results. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test session.
TOEFL EXEMPTED COUNTRIES
Antigua and Barbuda
Canada: All Provinces, except Quebec
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caico
United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales)
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 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
Remember: in order to complete this form, you MUST be admitted to STU. For more information on International Transfer Students click here.
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:
- You have been accepted to your academic program
- STU Admissions Office has received required documentation
- You have made a $200 tuition deposit
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.
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
Fall & Spring Semester
|Full time, 12-18 credits per semester||$15,900 (Fall)*
|$31,800||$1,636 Per Credit|
(if proof is not provided)
|$1,555 (if Student starts in the Fall)
$940 (if student starts in the Spring)
|Housing***||$5,040||$12,130||**Visit Housing page**|
**International students are billed the university health insurance rate at $1,555 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.
***Based on Triple Occupancy (costs per semester). For more information, visit the STU Housing Webpage.
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
Fall & Spring Semester
|Tuition & Fees||Full-Time (6 Credits)||12 Credits per Year|
|Ethical Leadership||$500 per credit||$6,000|
|MS in Education / Science STEM Educators||$500 per credit||$6,000|
|Theology and MS in Bioethics||$650 per credit||$7,800|
|Liberal Arts / MSN-FNP||$650 per credit||$7,800|
|All Others||$800 per credit||$9,600|
|Resource Fees (Masters)||$75 per course||$450|
|DBA Programs||$1,025 per credit||$12,300|
|PHD Ethical Leadership||$700 per credit||$8,400|
|Resource Fees (Doctorate)||$100 per course|
** International students are billed the university health insurance rate at $1,555 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
Please note, these Academic Scholarships are only available to new undergraduate international students.
GPA 3.6+ up to $13,000
GPA 3.0 to 3.59 up to $11,000
GPA 2.99 or below up to $9,000
Click here to browse other outside scholarships
Housing and Residential Life
Visit the STU Housing Webpage for information regarding Housing and Residential Life.
Visit the STU Student Insurance Webpage for information regarding Health Insurance requirements.
Matt Roche | Associate Vice President of Student Affairs | MattRoche@stu.edu | (305) 628-6648
Yasdanee Valdes | Graduate Admissions | firstname.lastname@example.org | (305)628-6709
Jeniffer Servellon-Lozano| Sr. International Admissions Counselor | Jservellon@stu.edu |( 305)628-6739
You can schedule a Skype meeting with our counselor. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.