International Applicants

Loyola is home to students from all over the world and 30+ countries are represented at the undergraduate level. In the same way studying abroad gives students a new perspective and new opportunities, your presence on the Evergreen campus as an international student brings a new global perspective to our campus and exposes our community to new ways of thinking. We are pleased to offer both need-based financial aid and merit-based scholarships to international students.

Any student who will need a visa to study in the United States, or who already holds a valid U.S. visa, will be considered as an international student.

A first-year student is defined as any student who is currently enrolled in secondary school, or who has graduated secondary school but has never enrolled in post-secondary courses at a college or university.

A transfer student is defined as any applicant who has enrolled in courses at college or university after the completion of secondary school.

Application Plans & Deadlines

First-Year Applicants

Admission Timeline for International First-Year Applicants

  Fall Early Action Fall Regular Decision Spring Admission
Application Deadline November 15 January 15 October 15
Admission & Scholarship Notification  Mid-January Mid-March Rolling
Deposit Deadline May 1 May 1 Two weeks from date of admission decision

Transfer Applicants

Admission Timeline for International Transfer Applicants

  Fall Admission Spring Admission
Application Deadline March 15 October 15 
Admission & Scholarship Notification Rolling Rolling
Deposit Deadline One month from date of admission decision Two weeks from date of admission decision

International Student Application Requirements

I am a First-Year Student

Application Materials Required:

  1. Common Application - First-Year Student Application
  2. $60 application fee
  3. Two letters of recommendation
    • High school teacher recommendation
    • High school counselor recommendation (if your high school does not have a school counselor, you may submit a second letter of recommendation from a teacher)
  4. SAT/ACT (optional)
    • Submission of SAT and/or ACT scores are not required for admission or scholarship consideration.
    • If an applicant chooses to submit SAT and ACT scores, official score reports should be sent directly to Loyola University Maryland.
  5. Official test of English score report
    Applicants must achieve scores of 80 or higher on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) or overall band scores of 6.5 or higher on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  6. Official high school/secondary school transcript
    Transcripts not issued in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. If the educational system is exam-based, then official examination results issued by the examination board are also required. 
  7. Official International Credential Evaluation
    The course-by-course evaluation of international academic credentials must be completed by a NACES member organization, and must include a cumulative GPA. SpanTran, a NACES member organization, has created a tailored application for students applying to Loyola. This requirement can be waived in certain cases, if the school attended uses a U.S. grading scale and provides a grade point average in the U.S. system.
  8. International Student Certification of Finances
    Applicants are required to submit the International Student Certificate of Finances at the time of application. 
  9. Bank Letter or statement
    Provide a current bank letter or bank statement, in English, dated within the last three months. The letter or statement should indicate a current balance in U.S. dollars. These documents are used in conjunction with the International Student Certification of Finances form to help determine what you are your family can contribute towards the cost of tuition and living expenses. If you submit a bank letter, the document must be on bank stationary, translated in English, and signed by a bank official.

I am a Transfer Student

Application Materials Required:

  1. Common Application - Transfer Student Application
  2. $60 application fee
  3. Official test of English score report
    Applicants must achieve scores of 80 or higher on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) or overall band scores of 6.5 or higher on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  4. Official high school/secondary school transcript
    Transcripts not issued in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. If the educational system is exam-based, then official examination results issued by the examination board are also required. 
  5. Official college/university transcript
    Transcripts not issued in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation
  6. Common Application College Report Form from each institution attended
  7. Official International Credential Evaluation
    The course-by-course evaluation of international academic credentials must be completed by a NACES member organization, and must include a cumulative GPA. SpanTran, a NACES member organization, has created a tailored application for students applying to Loyola. This requirement can be waived in certain cases, if the school attended uses a U.S. grading scale and provides a grade point average in the U.S. system.
  8. International Student Certification of Finances
    Applicants are required to submit the International Student Certificate of Finances at the time of application. 
  9. Bank Letter or statement
    Provide a current bank letter or bank statement, in English, dated within the last three months. The letter or statement should indicate a current balance in U.S. dollars. These documents are used in conjunction with the International Student Certification of Finances form to help determine what you are your family can contribute towards the cost of tuition and living expenses. If you submit a bank letter, the document must be on bank stationary, translated in English, and signed by a bank official.

Please be aware that for applicants seeking F-1 student visa status, further financial documentation may be required, should the student be admitted and choose to enroll, per U.S. government regulations. For more information on the student visa process, please visit our Visa Processes page.

Materials Required After Admission

All international applicants:

  1. Passport copy
    A copy of the applicant's passport, including the biographical pages, must be submitted after admission to Loyola
  2. Loyola's International Student Supplement
    Applicants are required to complete the International Student Supplement. This document must be typed and submitted via email to intladmission@loyola.edu.

International applicants who already have a U.S. visa:

  1. Copy of your U.S. visa
  2. Copy of current electronic 1-94 card, or most recent U.S. entry stamp in passport
  3. If you are on a dependent visa, please also submit a copy of the primary visa holder's passport and visa

Applicants who wish to be considered for need-based aid must also submit the CSS Profile at the time they apply for admission. When completing the CSS Profile, Loyola University Maryland's CSS School Code Number is 5370.


Submitting Documents

  1. Academic records and test scores will only be considered official if they are received directly from the school or testing agency. An appropriate school official may submit these materials through the Common Application or by email to intladmission@loyola.edu as long as the official is using a school email address. Student-supplied copies of original IELTS Test Report Forms can be verified by the university online, and considered official.
  2. Documents may also be mailed to:
    Loyola University Maryland
    Office of Undergraduate Admission
    4501 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210

Scholarships, Financial Aid, and Cost of Attendance

Merit Scholarships

All international students are eligible to receive merit-based scholarships ranging from $12,000-$33,000. No additional application is required.

Learn more about scholarships opportunities

Need-Based Financial Aid

Loyola University is able to provide a limited amount of need-based aid to international students (non-US citizens). Need-based awards are intended to supplement the amount that a student can pay in order to reach the full cost of attendance.

Learn more about financial aid

Cost of Attendance

Loyola’s estimated cost of attendance for the 2019-2020 school year is $72,000.00.

Tuition $48,700
Fees $1,610
Meals $5,500
Room $10,470
Health Insurance $2,600
Other (books, travel, personal expenses) $3,000

 

Loyola’s Education Payment Plan

International students are eligible to participate in Loyola’s Education Payment Plan through Tuition Management Systems beginning with their second semester.

Education Payment Plan Brochure Payment options

Resources for International Students

We are committed to making your transition to Loyola, the great city of Baltimore, and to the United States as easy and stress-free as possible. Loyola’s Office of International Student Services manages the immigration and visa process, conducts International Student Orientation, and organizes cultural programming and trips throughout the academic year.

Learn more about international student services

Resources for Admitted International Students

Congratulations and welcome to the Loyola University Maryland community! Here you will find important information about the immigration and visa process, health insurance and vaccine requirements, arriving in Baltimore, and International Student Orientation.

Newly-Admitted Undergraduate Students