apply now buttonQuinnipiac welcomes students from all over the world. We are here to help you apply and make the transition to student life in the U.S. Learn more about being an international student at Quinnipiac.

We review applications on a "rolling admission" basis once we have received the application and all supporting materials, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible in advance of the semester in which you'd like to enroll. The application is available online, using either the Common Application or the Quinnipiac application. Learn more about steps to apply as an international student

Once you have been admitted, the next step is to apply for a visa.

Financial Aid
International students are able to receive academic scholarships based on a strong academic record in their previous school(s), and all admitted students are reviewed for scholarship consideration. You should explore as many avenues as possible to help with your educational expenses. Please see the Step Five section below.

Important Dates

Nov. 15 - Last recommended day to apply for spring semester. We will accept applicants up to the beginning of the semester, which starts in January. The Office of Admissions is closed from Christmas Eve through Jan. 2.

Nov. 15 - Recommended deadline for physical therapy, nursing and physician assistant program for fall admission.

Jan. 1-March 1 - Complete the International Student Financial Aid Application (PDF).

March 1 - Latest recommended date to file a fall semester (August) application.

March 1 - Latest recommended date to file an International Student Financial Aid Application (PDF) and send it to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Quinnipiac University, 275 Mount Carmel Ave., Hamden, CT 06518 USA.

Steps to Apply as an International Student

File your application

Apply online

  • The application fee is $65.  

Send your transcripts to us

When you apply, please submit transcripts from all secondary schools, colleges and universities attended, with a certified translation in English if necessary. In some cases, we may ask that you submit your transcripts to World Education Services for a credit evaluation.

Quinnipiac University will also accept proof of completion of ELS Language Center's intensive level 112, as satisfying the requirements for English proficiency. Furthermore, students who have met the University's normal academic requirements, but have not yet satisfied the English requirement, may be considered for "conditional admission" based upon eventual completion of either the required ELS Language Centers level, or one of the University's accepted standardized test scores such as TOEFL, or IELTS. To learn more about ELS Language Centers and the possibility of conditional admission to Quinnipiac University, please visit the ELS University Guide Online. This applies to international students applying for full time undergraduate study only.

Complete your personal statement

In about 250 words, please describe your present academic work along with your educational goals, and include this with your application.


English is the language of instruction at Quinnipiac University. You must be able to understand English and express yourself clearly in speech and writing. Students whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum score of 550 (PBT) or 80 (iBT with a minimum of 20 in each sub-score) is needed for consideration. You can check the TOEFL website for testing information.

The International English Language Test System (IELTS) may be taken as an alternative to the TOEFL. Minimum score: 6.5. You can check the IELTS website for testing information. 

English as the Language of Instruction

If English has been the language of instruction for 3 or more years in high school, Quinnipiac will consider your application for admission without having to submit TOEFL or IELTS results.

SAT Reasoning Test/ACT Scores

Submission of standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) is optional for students applying for international  admission. This policy allows students to decide whether they wish to have their standardized test results considered as part of their application for admission. SAT Subject Tests are not required for international  admission. The Committee on Admission recommends that if you take any Subject Test for institutions requiring them, please forward the scores to us as well, especially those scores in appropriate areas in which you plan to study in college.

Scholarship/grant consideration

We will review student's academic history for consideration for an International Student Scholarship, which is renewable each year providing you maintain a 2.0 GPA and full-time attendance. Scholarship amounts can range from $5,000 to full tuition. Students are expected to provide financial support to help cover their academic and living expenses and will be asked to provide a Statement of Financial Support prior to our being able to send them an I-20 form. If you need to apply for need based aid, please fill out the International Student application for Financial Aid (PDF) and return it to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

Financing your education

You should explore as many avenues as possible to help with your educational expenses. Below is a list of outside funding sources that you may find helpful:

The following is a list of funding sources that you may find helpful:

The Organization of the American States is offering interest free, Rowe Fund Loans to member countries. Get more information and determine if you are eligible.

Additionally, we encourage international students to check with their country's various government agencies and other organizations for scholarship options. School guidance counselors can also be a good source of direction in locating scholarships.

Once you have been admitted to the University, you may apply for your Visa.


If you have questions, please send an e-mail to