How to Apply: Degree Seeking International Graduate Students

  1. Complete the application Apply Online Now 
  2. Pay the $40 application fee (must be U.S. currency)
  3. Forward certified copies of official school records to
  • Submit all post-secondary school records from all schools attended (marks and diploma). Bellarmine will evaluate and translate the records. There is no need to obtain an evaluation/translation from an outside 3rd party (e.g. WES).
  • Certified copies of 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. Some Graduate Programs require a higher score. Please refer to the specific graduate program for further information. Email your score to Bellarmine's TOEFL code number is 1056.
  2. U.S. law requires account statements or a letter from a bank or other financial institution certifying the presence of sufficient liquid assets to fund the cost of attendance for one academic year. If a letter from the bank is used, it must be certified by an officer of the bank as an official document by the bank or financial institution. Some students may be eligible for a partial scholarship from Bellarmine University, which may be deducted from the yearly cost of attendance. A sponsor may be used, if the sponsor attaches a signed letter stating that he/she will support the student until completion of a degree at Bellarmine University.
  3. One letter of recommendation from a former professor or employer attesting to the candidate's educational potential.
  4. Complete the Financial Affidavit (NEW LINK to NEW FORM—change existing form on FORMS page) form.