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International Admission

Bloomsburg University is looking for students who are determined to succeed, and unafraid of a challenge. The application process helps us better understand who you are and your level of readiness to start your climb.

  1. Apply

    Effective November 8, 2021, all non-immigrant, non-citizen air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane into the United States.  Further information can be referenced directly from the Department of State.

    Complete the International Undergraduate Application, which allows you to apply as an international student. An application fee of $60 is required for international applicants. The fee should be paid with a money order or cashier’s check in U.S. dollars and made payable to Bloomsburg University. Please also include the applicant's name with the payment. The application will not be processed until the application fee is received.

    Submit your application

  2. Submit Your Official English Language Test (TOEFL or IELTS)

    This is required for all students whose native language is not English.

    TOEFL Test: BU requires a minimum score of 500 (paper-based TOEFL), 90 (Duolingo), 173 (CBTOEFL), or 65 (Internet-based TOEFL). For information about the TOEFL, please visit the TOEFL website or write to TOEFL Educational Testing Service, 660 Rosedale Road, Princeton, NJ 08541, U.S.A. 2. IELTS Test: BU requires a 6 IELTS score. See the International English Language Testing System website for test centers.

  3. Submit Your Official Transcripts

    Official Transcripts from a high school or other secondary school in English are required and must have the official seal of the institution. Transfer Students must submit official college or university transcripts in English and also have them evaluated by an outside evaluation service. You can find a list of accredited evaluation services on the NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) website.

    Before you apply, please note that many evaluation service companies charge a fee in order to process your information. It is the student’s responsibility to pay for the service provided by the evaluation agency. Transfer applications will not be considered without these credentials. We recommend that you begin the process as soon as possible to ensure that your materials can be received, evaluated, and forwarded to BU in a timely manner. BU cannot forward any transcripts to an evaluation agency or third party, so please make sure you follow the appropriate protocol in order to expedite your application in the most cost-efficient way possible.

    If you wish to transfer credits from another college or university in the United States, make sure to indicate that you are a Transfer Student on the application, and have your official college transcripts sent to Bloomsburg University Admissions Office as indicated above. You will receive an evaluation of your credits.

  4. Submit Your Foreign Student Financial Statement

    A Foreign Student Financial Statement: All international Graduate students are required to submit an Affidavit of Financial Support AND a Certified Bank Statement in English and converted to US Dollars. If a sponsor is someone other than a parent, the sponsor's bank statement must meet the above requirements OR a Financial Guarantee from your country of citizenship may be submitted.


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