International Students

Villanova University admits to its undergraduate program citizens from other countries who meet the appropriate criteria. International students are admitted to begin their studies in the fall semester only. The final date for receipt of the application forundergraduate students is January 15.

To be considered for admission, international students must submit the same admission application and supporting academic credentials, and all non-native English speakers must take an English language proficiency test such as the TOEFL or IELTS. Official results must be sent directly to the University. For admission consideration, candidates must attain a minimum score of 90 on the iBT (internet based), or 577 on the paper based TOEFL; or a band score of 6.5 on the IELTS. This requirement may be waived for students who have completed at least three years of secondary education at an American or International School where English is the primary language of instruction or for students who have achieved a 620 on the Evidence-based Reading and Writing section of the SAT.

All undergraduate international students should note that they must pay a non- refundable tuition deposit of $700 by May 1 andsubmit a Certification of Finances form and supporting bank letter prior to the issuance of the form I-20.

International students are eligible to compete for some merit-based and athletic scholarships. Need-based financial aid is available to first-time freshman international students from University sources on a limited basis.