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International Admissions

About International Admissions

St. Thomas is home to hundreds of undergraduate and graduate international students from more than 75 countries around the world. Through social innovation, entrepreneurship and caring for the common good, St. Thomas is home to a vibrant community of diverse students looking to make a positive impact on the world.

Interested in one of our Graduate Programs? See the application requirements for international graduate applicants.

Application Timeline (Fall Semester)

  • January 15 – Priority Deadline
  • April 1 – Regular Deadline
  • July 10 – Late Applicants

The deadlines listed are for first-year applicants. Transfer applicants from other schools in the U.S. may apply after the deadlines.

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Located in the Twin Cities of Minnesota

St. Paul and Minneapolis are also known as the Twin Cities of Minnesota. With our campus located in these two metropolitan areas, you’ll have a large space to call home. With two downtowns to explore and the best parks of any city in America, you’ll have double the fun here.

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St. Thomas at a Glance

500

International student population

#2

MN state ranking from U.S. News & World Reports

75+

Countries represented on campus

Scholarships for International Students

  • International Scholarship
  • GHR Fellows Program
  • Schulze Innovation Scholarship
  • Music Major Scholarships
  • Habiger Institute Latino Scholars
  • International Scholarship

    Prospective international undergraduate students are eligible to be considered for a merit-based scholarship that covers 10% to 80% of their tuition costs.

    To get started, apply for admission to St. Thomas and submit one or all of the following items for consideration:

    • Test scores (ACT or SAT)
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Personal essay, which can include information about financial need, if applicable
    • Resume

    Contact International Admissions at +1 (651) 962-6650 or international@stthomas.edu for more information.

    GHR Fellows Program

    The GHR Fellows program is a highly competitive, transformational undergraduate experience for students pursuing careers in business. Fellows receive full-tuition scholarships to the University of St. Thomas and customized programming designed to deliver leadership experiences - including global exposure through a fully funded J-Term study abroad experience.

    Eligibility:

    • Prospective first-year students who have applied to St. Thomas
    • Intend to major in business
    • Cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.7
    • Embody the mission and values of the University of St. Thomas
    • Model the values of GHR by demonstrating that you are ethical, innovative, globally aware and engaged in your community

    Application: Eligible students must complete an application by January 7 and be invited to attend the GHR Fellows Program Test Day held in late February. Scholarship recipients are notified in March.

    Deadline: January 7, 2022

    Schulze Innovation Scholarship

    These competitive scholarships are awarded by the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship to applicants with proven entrepreneurship potential who intend to major in Entrepreneurship. Multiple full-tuition scholarships will be awarded each year to qualified candidates.

    Eligibility:

    • Prospective first-year students who have applied to St. Thomas
    • Intend to major in Entrepreneurship
    • Preference for students with a high school GPA of 3.5 or greater

    Application: Eligible students must complete an application by January 7 and be invited to attend the Schulze Innovation Program Test Day held in late February. Scholarship recipients are notified in March.

    Deadline: January 7, 2021

    Music Major Scholarships

    Amount: Four-year scholarships ranging from $6,000 to $25,000

    Eligibility: Students considering majors in music, music performance, music education or music business

    Application:

    • Online application via the standard Application Portal
    • Audition video
    • Two music recommendations
    • If selected, perform at the on-campus scholarship invitational in late February

    Deadline: February 1, 2022

    Habiger Institute Latino Scholars

    Amount: $2,000 per year

    Eligibility:

    • Prospective freshmen who have been admitted to St. Thomas
    • Involved in parish and Latino community
    • Intend to major or minor in Catholic Studies

    Deadline: March 3, 2022

    International Scholarship

    International Scholarship

    Prospective international undergraduate students are eligible to be considered for a merit-based scholarship that covers 10% to 80% of their tuition costs.

    To get started, apply for admission to St. Thomas and submit one or all of the following items for consideration:

    • Test scores (ACT or SAT)
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Personal essay, which can include information about financial need, if applicable
    • Resume

    Contact International Admissions at +1 (651) 962-6650 or international@stthomas.edu for more information.

    GHR Fellows Program

    GHR Fellows Program

    The GHR Fellows program is a highly competitive, transformational undergraduate experience for students pursuing careers in business. Fellows receive full-tuition scholarships to the University of St. Thomas and customized programming designed to deliver leadership experiences - including global exposure through a fully funded J-Term study abroad experience.

    Eligibility:

    • Prospective first-year students who have applied to St. Thomas
    • Intend to major in business
    • Cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.7
    • Embody the mission and values of the University of St. Thomas
    • Model the values of GHR by demonstrating that you are ethical, innovative, globally aware and engaged in your community

    Application: Eligible students must complete an application by January 7 and be invited to attend the GHR Fellows Program Test Day held in late February. Scholarship recipients are notified in March.

    Deadline: January 7, 2022

    Schulze Innovation Scholarship

    Schulze Innovation Scholarship

    These competitive scholarships are awarded by the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship to applicants with proven entrepreneurship potential who intend to major in Entrepreneurship. Multiple full-tuition scholarships will be awarded each year to qualified candidates.

    Eligibility:

    • Prospective first-year students who have applied to St. Thomas
    • Intend to major in Entrepreneurship
    • Preference for students with a high school GPA of 3.5 or greater

    Application: Eligible students must complete an application by January 7 and be invited to attend the Schulze Innovation Program Test Day held in late February. Scholarship recipients are notified in March.

    Deadline: January 7, 2021

    Music Major Scholarships

    Music Major Scholarships

    Amount: Four-year scholarships ranging from $6,000 to $25,000

    Eligibility: Students considering majors in music, music performance, music education or music business

    Application:

    • Online application via the standard Application Portal
    • Audition video
    • Two music recommendations
    • If selected, perform at the on-campus scholarship invitational in late February

    Deadline: February 1, 2022

    Habiger Institute Latino Scholars

    Habiger Institute Latino Scholars

    Amount: $2,000 per year

    Eligibility:

    • Prospective freshmen who have been admitted to St. Thomas
    • Involved in parish and Latino community
    • Intend to major or minor in Catholic Studies

    Deadline: March 3, 2022

    Prospective international students on a campus tour

    Visit Campus

    We offer a variety of on-campus and virtual visit options to experience campus, explore our community and meet our students, faculty and staff.

    See Visit Options

    Requirements

    Requirements for applying to St. Thomas as an International Student.

    English Proficiency Requirements

    Students must demonstrate a certain level of English proficiency before they can be admitted to St. Thomas.

    English as a Second Language

    Still learning English? You can study at the ELS Center at St. Thomas before you begin as a student here.

    Financial Documentation Requirements

    International students need to show proof of sufficient funds to cover their costs before enrolling at St. Thomas.

    Students talk at the Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS)

    Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS)

    OISS provides immigration and support services to international students. From help with your St. Thomas application, to assistance obtaining your F-1 Student Visa and your transition to the United States, OISS is here for you through graduation and beyond.

    Learn More About OISS

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