International Applicants

Loyola is home to students from all over the world and more than 39 countries are represented at the undergraduate level. A student is considered and must apply as an international applicant if he/she is not a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident (green card holder). U.S. citizens and permanent residents residing abroad are not required to apply as international applicants but their applications will be reviewed by the international admission staff.

At Loyola, we are committed to making your transition to the University (and to the United States) as easy as possible. Our International Student Services office offers many services to help you adjust to campus life and Baltimore. Their office provides a New International Student Orientation, immigration and visa services, cultural programming and trips, and overall international student support.

For any admission-related questions, please contact your admission counselor at intladmission@loyola.edu.

International students can apply for first-year or transfer admission

First-Year Applicants

Application Deadlines

  • Binding Early Decision: November 1; admission decision and scholarship notification December 15
  • Non-binding Early Action: November 15; admission decision and scholarship notification January 15
  • Regular Decision: January 15, admission and scholarship notification April 1

Application Requirements

International first-year applicants to Loyola must submit the following information:

  • Application: Students can submit the Loyola Application or the Common Applications. Both are given equal consideration during the admission and scholarship review process.
    • Loyola Application: In addition to being more convenient for students the Loyola online application provides us with more specific information that we use to keep applicants informed on topics of interest.
    • Common Application: Loyola also welcomes the Common Application.
  • Official High School Transcript: You are required to submit official transcripts from each secondary or post-secondary institution attended. The transcripts must be in English with a grading scale. If the transcript is not in English, you must submit it to World Education Services for translation of grades and credits. An additional fee may be required. If the transcript is in English and a U.S. equivalency grading scale is provided, in some instances, this requirement may be waived.
  • English Proficiency: Applicants for whom English is not a native language are required to demonstrate evidence of English proficiency. If English is not your native language, you are required to submit the results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Additional information can be obtained from www.toegl.org and www.ieltsorg. Minimum score requirements:
    • TOEFL iBT: 79 or higher
    • TOEFL paper-based: 550 or higher
    • TOEFL Computer Adaptive Test: 213 or higher
    • IELTS: 7 band score
  • SAT/ACT: SAT and ACT scores are optional for admission. If you choose to submit standardized test scores, official score reports should be sent directly to Loyola University Maryland. If you choose not to submit standardized test scores, you need to submit an additional teacher recommendation or personal essay.
  • High School Counselor Recommendation
  • High School Teacher Recommendation
  • Essay
  • $60 Application Fee

F-1 Student Visa Requirements

If you require a Form I-20 for an F-1 student visa, you must complete the following requirements.

  • Loyola International Supplement
    You are required to complete the International Student Supplement.
  • Affidavit of Financial Support
    You are required to submit the affidavit of financial support signed by a parent, sponsor, or benefactor stating responsibility for all expenses incurred during your enrollment at Loyola (tuition, room, fees, books and personal expenses). An affidavit of self-support is required if you plan to support yourself.
  • Official Bank Letter
    Provide a current, original bank letter showing funds (In U.S. dollars) available to cover the full cost of attendance (tuition, feeds, housing, board, books, medical and all other expenses) for one year (total of $64,000 USD for 2014-15) at Loyola University Maryland. The bank letter must be on bank stationery, in English, and signed by a bank official with contact information.
  • Passport Copy
    Submit a copy of the biographical page of the student’s passport.

Non F-1 Student Visa Requirements

An international student who has a visa type that will allow the student to study in the United States (i.e. A-2, G-4) must complete the following requirements as part of the admission process:

  • International Supplement
    You are required to complete the International Student Supplement.
  • Passport and Visa Copy – Student
    Submit a copy of the biographical page of your passport, U.S. visa and most current U.S. entry stamp.
  • Passport and Visa Copy – Principle Visa Holder
    Submit a copy of the biographical page of the principle visa holder’s passport, U.S. visa and most current U.S. entry stamp.

Enrollment

Before a Form I-20 can be issued for an admitted student, the following must be provided (F-1 Student Visa Requirements):

  • Enrollment Deposit
    You are required to prepay one semester's tuition and fees to the University in order to confirm your enrollment.
  • Proof of Health Insurance
    Proof of sufficient health insurance coverage for the first year of study at Loyola (must be renewed each academic year). Coverage must be equivalent to the Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan designed for Loyola students (www.aetnastudenthealth.com), and it must be transferable to the United States. Students are encouraged to purchase the Aetna Health Insurance Plan.
  • Proof of Immunity
    You are required to submit proof of immunity to communicable diseases. A tuberculin skin test is required within six months of arrival to Loyola. Health history and immunization forms are available from Loyola's student health services website.

For immigration or visa related questions, please contact international student services at 410-617-5245.

Loyola University Maryland is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant, international students who are citizens of countries other than the United States. Any student who is not a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the United States is considered an international applicant.

Transfer Applicants

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: June 15
  • Spring Semester: October 15

Credit Evaluation

Learn more about the process of transferring credits.

Application Requirements

International transfer applicants must state their intended major and a minimum cumulative QPA of 2.700 in previous college work for consideration. Loyola must submit the following information:

  • Application: Students can submit the Loyola Application or the Common Applications. Both are given equal consideration during the admission review process.
    • Loyola Application: In addition to being more convenient for students the Loyola online application provides us with more specific information that we use to keep applicants informed on topics of interest.
    • Common Application: Loyola also welcomes the Common Application.
  • Official High School Transcript: You are required to submit official transcripts from each secondary or post-secondary institution attended. The transcripts must be in English with a grading scale. If the transcript is not in English, you must submit it to World Education Services for translation of grades and credits. An additional fee may be required. If the transcript is in English and a U.S. equivalency grading scale is provided, in some instances, this requirement may be waived.
  • College Transcripts: Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. Transcripts from institutions outside the U.S. should be submitted to World Education Services (www.wes.org) for course-by-course evaluation and translation of grades and credits.
  • English Proficiency: Applicants for whom English is not a native language are required to demonstrate evidence of English proficiency. If English is not your native language, you are required to submit the results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Additional information can be obtained from www.toegl.org and www.ieltsorg. Minimum score requirements:
    • TOEFL iBT: 79 or higher
    • TOEFL paper-based: 550 or higher
    • TOEFL Computer Adaptive Test: 213 or higher
    • IELTS: 7 band score
  • SAT/ACT: SAT and ACT scores are optional for admission. If you choose to submit standardized test scores, official score reports should be sent directly to Loyola University Maryland. If you choose not to submit standardized test scores, you need to submit an additional teacher recommendation or personal essay.
  • $60 Application Fee

F-1 Student Visa Requirements

If you require a Form I-20 for an F-1 student visa, you must complete the following requirements.

  • Loyola International Supplement
    You are required to complete the International Student Supplement.
  • Affidavit of Financial Support
    You are required to submit the affidavit of financial support signed by a parent, sponsor, or benefactor stating responsibility for all expenses incurred during your enrollment at Loyola (tuition, room, fees, books and personal expenses). An affidavit of self-support is required if you plan to support yourself.
  • Official Bank Letter
    Provide a current, original bank letter showing funds (In U.S. dollars) available to cover the full cost of attendance (tuition, feeds, housing, board, books, medical and all other expenses) for one year (total of $64,000 USD for 2014-15) at Loyola University Maryland. The bank letter must be on bank stationery, in English, and signed by a bank official with contact information.
  • Passport Copy
    Submit a copy of the biographical page of the student’s passport.

Non F-1 Student Visa Requirements

An international student who has a visa type that will allow the student to study in the United States (i.e. A-2, G-4) must complete the following requirements as part of the admission process:

  • International Supplement
    You are required to complete the International Student Supplement.
  • Passport and Visa Copy – Student
    Submit a copy of the biographical page of your passport, U.S. visa and most current U.S. entry stamp.
  • Passport and Visa Copy – Principle Visa Holder
    Submit a copy of the biographical page of the principle visa holder’s passport, U.S. visa and most current U.S. entry stamp.

Scholarships & Aid

First-Year Students

International freshman applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships but are not eligible for need-based financial aid. There is no separate application process for scholarships. All admitted students will be considered for each merit-scholarship offered. Students are notified of their scholarship award at the time of admission.

Transfer Students

International transfer applicants are not eligible for merit-based scholarships or need-based financial aid.