National University has a one-year bridging program for students who hold a three-year bachelor’s degree.
Submit your completed application, all required documents, and transcripts of all university courses completed. National University will evaluate your previous courses and let you know which courses will transfer.
Unfortunately, international students are not eligible for United States federal or state financial aid.
Scholarships are available to incoming and enrolled students. Scholarships are very competitive for students with an outstanding academic record.
National University accepts students year-round. However, certain programs are only offered twice a year. You should always apply at least two to four months before you want to begin classes to ensure you have enough time to obtain an F-1 visa.
- An undergraduate degree
- TOEFL/IELTS scores or an application to the English Language Program
- Minimum GPA of 2.5
- Proof of financial support
No experience is necessary.
The GMAT and GRE are not required for admission to National University.
Yes, proof of English proficiency is required for direct admission into undergraduate and graduate degree programs. If you do not have test scores or have non-passing scores, you can enroll in our English Language Program. Completion of National University’s English Language Program satisfies the English proficiency requirement for admission to undergraduate and graduate degree programs. More information about test scores can be found on the application checklist.
Depending on your program of choice and your personal circumstances, graduate programs are 12-16 courses and take anywhere from one year to two years to complete.
Undergraduate programs are about 42-46 courses, depending on your program, and take an average of three and half years to complete.
It takes about four to six weeks to complete the application process. Some processing may take longer due to complex evaluations.
Yes, international students can apply online. APPLY NOW
No, National University does not require letters of recommendation or personal essays.
If you do not have a social security number, leave the section blank.
If you are using an offshore bank your letter should include the following:
- Account type
- Account number
- Account holder’s name in English
- A signature or stamp from a bank official
- Bank contact number or email
- At least $33,500 USD in accessible funds
National University does not accept bank statements from offshore banks, only bank letters.
If you are using a bank located within the U.S., you need the following:
- Bank statements for two consecutive months
- The beginning and ending balance for each month
- The account type
- The name of the account holder
- An average of $3,722 each month
- If the statements are printed from your online account, you must take them to the bank and have them stamped or signed by a bank official
National University does not accept bank letters from a bank in the U.S., only statements.
You are required to pay for your first three classes prior to arrival and as part of the check-in process. Tuition for these three classes is non-refundable. Payment must be made via credit card or wire transfer. No bank drafts (checks) accepted. If payment is not received prior to the orientation date listed on your I-20, an administrative hold will be placed on your record. All records and services are withheld from students who have any outstanding financial obligations to the University.
You would need to apply for a deferment I-20 from National University with a revised start date. The Deferment Form is located on the “How to Apply” page.
Yes, if you are supporting yourself, you only need to fill out Part A and sign Part C. The financial statement is needed for every person listed as an account holder on the financial support documents. If there is a joint account, both account holders need to sign Part B.
Yes, but you must submit the Release of Records form indicating the person who you allow to have your information.
The NU TOEFL code is 4557.
The Preparation English Program is eight levels. You will take a placement exam at orientation to determine how many levels you will be required to take. The length of the program will depend on your English proficiency level.
Students can pay the application fee via the online pay portal in our online application. We also accept cash, bank or personal check, credit card, money order, or wire transfer. Please make checks payable to “National University.”
Use the following information for wire transfers:
Bank Name: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
City, State, Country: San Francisco, California, USA
Account Number: 4100061217
Account Name: National University General Operating Account
Reference: Student Name and ID number