International Student Application Process

The University of Saint Mary is a close-knit community with an appreciation for international perspectives and diverse cultures. The Saint Mary mission stretches around the world — impacting lives in Korea, Syria, Germany, Samoa, and everything in between every single day.

USM is thrilled to have you a part of our multicultural family. Though the visa process can be cumbersome and confusing at times, we’re here to help.

NOTE to Canadian Students: In terms of immigration regulations, Canadians coming to the U.S. are not required to apply for an entry visa at a U.S. consulate. Canadians are subject to the same regulations regarding employment, requirement for full-time study, and all other status provisions.

Helpful Links

» Admissions Application

» Explore Our Majors

» Declaration of Financial Support

» Tuition and Fees

Also, visit the U.S. Department of State Education USA page.

It offers five simple steps to start your educational journey in the U.S., including potential resources for financial aid.

3 Steps to Saint Mary

  1. A completed admissions application for the University of Saint Mary.
    » High School Students — Course-by-course report with official ACT or SAT scores

    » Official transcripts from all secondary schools and colleges (translated into English) from a Foreign Student Evaluation Service.

  2. A declaration of financial support with bank statements no more than 3 months old from parent(s), family, or sponsor. This should show the cost of one year of study at the University of Saint Mary (see tuition and fees) — providing evidence that he/she is able and willing to assume full financial responsibility for tuition, books, fees, room, and board.

  3. Students whose primary language is not English are required to submit official results of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), sent directly from the Educational Testing Service. Minimum written score of 550 or iBT score of 80, with listening and writing scores of at least 20.

All students will also need to show proof of health insurance before registering for classes. International students must be insured (more than just athletic insurance) during their terms of enrollment.

Financial Aid Information for International Students

The University of Saint Mary offers generous scholarships — worth over $7 million — to deserving students every year. When you complete your USM admissions application, you will be automatically considered for university scholarships and awards. Additional scholarship opportunities (like departmental awards) can be found at

If you’re a Canadian student, make sure you visit the provincial and territorial financial assistance offices’ site.

Questions? Payment plan options? Contact Admissions at or at 800-752-5151.