A university of international consequence, Saint Leo welcomes a
significant number of students from around the world—61 countries
to be exact. In fact, international students comprise 13% of our
University Campus undergraduate community.
An international student is an applicant who does not hold
United States citizenship or lawful permanent residency.
Admission to Saint Leo University is a simple, straightforward
process. Applicants should submit the following materials to the
Office of Admissions. Applications are evaluated on a rolling
International application deadline for Spring enrollment is
October 1. International application deadline for Fall enrollment
is June 1.
Are you an international transfer student? Learn more about
additional admission requirements and
transferring international credit.
Some international students may not satisfy the language
proficiency requirements for general admission but still meet the
minimum English language proficiency requirements for University
admission through the Bridge Program.
Saint Leo University's Bridge Program is a semester- to
one-year-long intensive academic skills and language program
designed to help international students adjust smoothly to the U.S.
academic environment while progressively moving into their regular
While in the Bridge Program, students will participate in
courses specifically designed for intermediate and
high-intermediate English language speakers to strengthen their
learning and academic communication skills. They will also take
their first general education courses together with American
By the time students successfully complete the Bridge Program,
they will have earned 15 to 30 credit hours: in the one-semester
fast track, they will earn 11 elective academic credits and 4
general education academic credits; in the two-semester regular
track – 23 elective credits and 7 general education credits (please
note that each major requires a different number of academic
The academic support and structure that students receive during
this program will afford them the best chance of success in
Bridge Program webpage for more information.
Application, recommendation and transcripts can be sent
Office of Admissions, MC2008
PO Box 6665
Saint Leo, FL 33574
Fax: (352) 588-8257
International students require a Form I-20 and F-1 student visa
to enter and study in the United States. To receive your Form
I-20, complete the following steps:
Generally, international students must show evidence of ability
to pay all direct and indirect costs of attendance. Indirect costs
include expenses not covered by tuition, room/board and fee
Institutional financial aid for international students is
limited. Academic scholarships are available to international
students on the basis of academic qualifications and will be
determined at the time the student's application for admission is
reviewed. For additional information on funding and loan