Loyola welcomes applications from international students. 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 student.
International applicants must complete the appropriate materials required for first-year students or transfer students, in addition to providing the following credentials:
In addition to possessing the regular academic qualifications for admission, international students must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. International students for whom English is not a native language are required to submit the results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). These tests are available in virtually every country and should be taken to allow sufficient time for processing and review. Loyola University Maryland requires a minimum score of 79 on the Internet-based test (TOEFL iBT), a minimum score of 213 if the TOEFL was administered through Computer Adaptive Testing, or a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL. TOEFL information can be obtained from the Educational Testing Service.
Submission of SAT and ACT scores is optional. SAT and ACT scores will be reviewed if submitted. Students who do not choose to submit SAT or ACT scores must submit an additional teacher recommendation or personal statement.
Applicants 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, the student must submit it to World Education Services for translation of grades and credits. An additional fee may be required.
F-1 Student Visa Requirements
In addition to the above, international students requiring a Form I-20 for an F-1 student visa must complete the following requirements as part of the admission process. International students are not eligible for merit-based scholarship or need-based financial aid.
- Loyola International Supplement
International students are required to complete the International Student Supplement.
- Affidavit of Financial Support
International applicants are required to submit the affidavit of financial support signed by a parent, sponsor, or benefactor stating responsibility for all expenses incurred during the student’s enrollment at Loyola (tuition, room, fees, books and personal expenses). An affidavit of self-support is required for students who plan to support themselves financially.
- Official Bank Letter
International applicants are required to provide an original bank letter showing funds (in U.S. dollars) available to cover the full cost of attendance and associated fees (total of $64,000 USD for 2013-14) for one year at Loyola University Maryland. The bank letter must be on bank stationery with contact information and signed by a bank official.
- Passport Copy
International students are required to submit a photocopy of the current passport.
If admitted, an international student requiring an F-1 student visa must complete the following to enroll:
- Enrollment Deposit
International students are required to prepay one semester's tuition and fees to the University in order to confirm their enrollment.
- Proof of Health Insurance
International students are required to have health insurance prior to their arrival in the United States. Students are encouraged to purchase the Aetna Health Insurance Plan. Please contact health services at 410-617-5055 for details.
- Proof of Immunity
International students are required to submit proof of immunity to communicable diseases. A tuberculin skin test is required within six months of entry. 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.
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
International students are required to complete the International Student Supplement. Timely receipt of this form by Loyola will help expedite the issuance of the Form I-20, which is necessary to obtain the F-1 student visa.
- Passport, I-94 Card, Visa Copy
Submit a copy of the student’s passport, I-94 card and visa.
- Passport, I-94 Card, Visa Copy – Principle Visa Holder
Submit a copy of the principle visa holder’s passport, I-94 card and visa.