Take the Next Step
Find your way at Saint Louis University. SLU is a high-quality academic destination, attracting nearly 1,000 undergraduate and graduate international students from more than 75 countries around the world. With a legacy of innovative academics and research, SLU is a diverse community of students receiving a transformative education.
Our international admission counselors are here to help:
- 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, Missouri
Applying to SLU – International Students
If you live outside the United States, or attended secondary school outside of the United States, applying to SLU generally takes four steps:
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.
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 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.
Though not required for admission, submission of a resume of activities and letters of recommendation is encouraged. All applicants are also encouraged to complete an admission interview.
Applying to a Graduate Program?
Saint Louis University offers some of the top academic programs in the nation, including many competitive master's and doctoral options. In fact, 13 of SLU's programs were judged to be in the top 50 nationwide — including a No. 1 spot for our health law program — in 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.