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The Office of International Affairs

International Student Admissions, within the Office of International Affairs, is your comprehensive resource for information, advice, and assistance. You will be assigned an international student advisor, who will guide you from enrollment through graduation.

To begin, your advisor will meet with you to review program options and requirements, and assist you in the application process. Once admitted, you will receive assistance with homestay options, student counseling, and maintaining program eligibility to meet graduation requirements.
 
International Student Admissions provides guidance with:

  • Academic programs and English proficiency requirements
  • Completing an application
  • Applying for financial aid or scholarships
  • Preparing files for evaluation of foreign transcripts
  • Maintaining program eligibility
  • Transferring credits

In addition to having an advisor to assist you when you are in the United States, National University has international student educational consultants located around the globe. To review information in your native language, please choose from the following options.

French
German
Mandarin
Portuguese
Spanish
Thai  

Don’t see your language? Email us at is@nu.edu and we will connect you with an advisor that speaks your language. To apply, visit How to Apply.

Year Round Enrollment
With year-round enrollment, you can apply at any time and take classes throughout the year. Classes are taught in a one-course-per-month format, so you can easily get started right away.
 
Tuition & Fees*
International students are afforded the same tuition rates as domestic students.
Undergraduate
Graduate
 
English Language Programs
Course Level
ECS 1900X – 1990X                                         $500
EPP 1300X – 1550X, ACA 1900X – 1950X      $750
UPP 1600X – 1650X                                         $1,215

Application Fee
There is a $65 application fee for international students entering any degree or non-degree program, or students who have been inactive for more than 12 months.
 
For a complete list of tuition rates, services, and fees, or to speak directly with an advisor, please fill out the contact form.
 
Financial Aid and Scholarships
At National University, the purpose of financial aid is to help you get an education that may otherwise be out of your reach. National University is approved for student financial aid by the U.S. Department of Education, and is also an approved participant in many international government financial aid programs.

We also have credit transfer agreements with other accredited colleges and universities, and several scholarships available. At National University, we are dedicated to providing global educational opportunities, and have developed the following merit-based scholarships:

International Student Scholarship for Prospective Students
The International Student Scholarship is available to prospective international students at National University. Each applicant must meet the minimum eligibility requirements for consideration. The students selected for this scholarship will be awarded tuition reimbursement for 50 percent of the first four courses in their academic program.

International Student Leadership Scholarship for Current International Students
The International Student Leadership Scholarship is available to international students currently enrolled at National University. Each applicant must demonstrate extraordinary leadership in either academics or community service for consideration. The students selected for this scholarship will be awarded tuition reimbursement for 50 percent of two courses of their current academic program.

Learn more about additional scholarship resources for international students, or download our online scholarship application.