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Admission Requirements for International Students

  1. A completed application Apply Online Now 
  2. Certified copies of official school records:
  • Freshmen must submit secondary school records.
  • Transfer and graduate students must submit all college and/or university marks and diplomas (if graduated) 
  • Students with less than 24 transferable semester credit hours must submit secondary school records in addition to college/university marks. An evaluation of international academic credits must be completed before any university credits can be transferred to Bellarmine University.
  • All school marks and diplomas must be translated into English and must bear the school's official seal. 
  1. If English is your second language, a TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB score is required. A minimum total score of 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL (reading, listening, writing & speaking), 6 on the IELTS and 78 on the MELAB is required. Bellarmine's TOEFL code number is 1056. This requirement can be waived if you have been schooled in an English speaking country for at least one year (see List of Exempt English Language Countries) or you have received a diploma from a recognized English language program. Please speak to admissions (undergraduate or graduate) for further information. 
  2. U.S. law requires proof of the student’s ability to fund the cost of attendance for one academic year. This may be done by producing a bank statement with a balance equal to or in excess of the required amount (which will be supplied to you by Admissions), or a letter from a bank officer, on bank letterhead, certifying a balance in the account equal to or in excess of the required amount. A sponsor may be used in lieu of the funds being in an account in your name. In these instances, the sponsor must complete a Financial Affidavit.
  3.  One letter of recommendation from a former professor or employer attesting to the candidate's educational potential.