Requirements & Deadlines
Priority Fall 2015 Application Deadline: March 1, 2015
With over 45 languages represented on our campus, Woodbury University is ranked #1 in International student enrollment in the western region of the United States, according to U.S. News and World Reports.
International students enjoy our beautiful campus, our small class sizes, the personal attention from faculty. Woodbury University is located near major Hollywood studios, art districts, Universal Studios, Disneyland, world famous beaches, and world class shopping.
Woodbury University empowers people to do extraordinary things. This is the place where students can make a difference while receiving an exceptional academic education and while also building their professional experience.
International applicants are student who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Woodbury University accepts applications on a rolling basis. However, to assure availability of a space at the University, the application process should be completed by the priority deadlines of November 1st for the Spring semester or March 1st for the Fall semester. Applications received after these dates will be considered on a space-available basis.
Requirements English Language Proficiency
Students whose primary language is not English are required to demonstrate adequate English proficiency. The English proficiency requirement can be completed by submitting the following official examination scores:
-TOEFL paper 500
-TOEFL Ibt 61
-IELTS 6.0 -iTep 4.0
-Cambridge CEFR Level C1
Students may be waived from the above requirement with the following: -Submitting an official letter from their previous academic institutions attesting to the English language instruction of their previous institutions of learning. -Successfully completing a college level English Composition course at a regionally accredited college and university in the United States. -Apply for admission to the Transition English Language Program (TELP) at Woodbury University. Information about TELP is found here: http://www.woodbury.edu/telp/. Students may be eligible for a conditional admission if all admission requirements have been met and the student is currently enrolled in an English Language Program.
Woodbury University offers eligible undergraduate international students up to $9,000 USD in scholarships per year. Additional scholarship information is available below:
. InternationalScholarships.com is an online financial aid resource for international students wishing to study in a foreign country
. InternationalStudentLoan.com provides access to loans for nonU.S. students wishing to study in the USA, U.S. citizens studying abroad, and Canadian citizens studying abroad. Its sister site, InternationalStudentInsurance.com, is also a valuable resource for globally mobile students.
. The International Education Financial Aid Page- www.iefa.org features a searchable list of grants, scholarships and loan programs for international students. • eduPASS, The Smart Student Guide to Studying in the USA-www.edupass.org/finaid/ provides excellent articles, charts and links about financing college.
. FundingUSStudy.org is a database of scholarships, fellowships and grants organized and maintained by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
. The Fulbright Program- www.iie.org/en/Fulbright provides funds for students, scholars and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. Established in 1946, Fulbright aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills. • Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation- www.rotary.org administer a broad range of humanitarian and educational programs designed to improve the human condition, world understanding and peace. Learn more about Rotary’s Ambassadorial Scholarships, Grants for University teachers and World Peace Scholarships for study at their Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution.
• The Foundation Center- http://foundationcenter.org is an online resource devoted to foundations that fund individuals. The site also features a section for international grant seekers.
• The Soros Foundation Network- www.soros.org supports the development of an open society through funding specific educational opportunities around the world.
• The Academy for Educational Development- www.aed.org is committed to solving critical social problems throughout the world through education, social marketing, research, training, policy analysis and innovative program design and management.
• Mobility International USA- www.miusa.org offers a top-notch Financial Aid Resource Sheet for people with disabilities. The organization empowers disabled people around the world through international exchange, information, technical assistance and training.
Student VISA (F1)
Students who have been admitted to Woodbury University and have confirmed admission (submitted a completed Statement of Intent form to the Office of Admissions) will be issued an I-20 Form (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant F-1 Student Status). This document is required for international students to apply for a student visa. Information about how to obtain a US Student Visa can be found here: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1268.html
To learn about financial aid programs and average costs for international students, visit our Tuition & Financial Aid page