Belmont welcomes international students into its undergraduate and graduate programs and is authorized to issue F-1 (student) and J-1 (exchange visitor) documentation for obtaining visas. Prospective exchange students from partner universities may click here for details about admission.
International students interested in pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree from Belmont University on an F-1 visa should follow the steps outlined on the prospective student website for the respective degree program with the following additional requirements:
- In order to be issued and I-20 for the desired entry term, international students must be admitted by October 1, March 1, or June 1 in order to enroll for the spring, summer, or fall terms respectively. Students are strongly encouraged to enter in the fall, as comprehensive orientation programs for new students and special programming for international students are offered then.
- International applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by submitting an official copy of your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. A minimum score of 550 is required (213 CBT or 80iBT). In lieu of the TOEFL, applicants may submit an official academic record demonstrating successful completion of ELS Language Center Level 112.
- Official transcripts from all post secondary institutions must be submitted directly to Belmont. In addition, applicants must request a course by course evaluation of all post secondary transcripts from a foreign credential evaluation service such as World Education Services (WES). Applicants must request that an official copy of the evaluation be sent directly to Belmont.
After you are admitted:
- Complete the Belmont University Sponsor's Statement indicating the person responsible for financing your education. The statement must be notarized. Graduate students should contact the Office of International Education for a Sponsor's Statement specific to their particular program.
- International students must submit a $3000 enrollment deposit. The deposit will apply to your charges for the first semester.
- The I-20 will be issued after Belmont receives your deposit. After receipt of the I-20, you must complete the Visa process as quickly as possible.
Tuition and fees are due in full at the beginning of each semester.
Financial aid for international students is limited. International applicants should plan on paying the full tuition, living expenses, and fees. Students who wish to discuss their specific financial situations should contact the Rasmussen Center for International Education for additional information.