International Center

Connecting UofL to the World

International Admissions

The University of Louisville is a vibrant, dynamic campus located in Kentucky's largest metropolitan area with more than one million residents. Here, we value diversity, create knowledge that improves lives, and support your journeys to success as an international student.

Undergraduate Admissions

The Undergraduate Admissions office assists students with the admission process, which includes the application process, the university admissions decision, and determining if previous course credits are transferable. You can learn more about International Student Admissions, by visiting the following website.

First-Year Students

Application Checklist

  • Completed Undergraduate Application (UofL's Take Flight application or the Common App)
  • $30 non-refundable application fee (U.S. dollars).
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • All high school and college transcripts
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale

Transfer Students

Please view the detailed transfer requirements on this website.

Graduate Admissions

Application Checklist

  • Complete Graduate Application Form
  • $65 non-refundable application fee (U.S. dollars)
  • Official transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Letters of recommendations
  • Each program might require additional application materials, including GRE and GMAT test scores. You may view the specific requirements of each program from this website.

International Requirements 

All international students will submit the required documents in Terra Dotta. For instructions on how to access your Terra Dotta Portal, click here.

International applicants who have received an official letter of acceptance are ready to begin the Form I-20/DS-2019­­­­­­­­­­ process. After receiving your Form I-20/DS2019, you are now ready to schedule an appointment for a visa interview at your closest U.S. Embassy/Consulate. 

Required documents for an I-20/DS2-2019

F-1/J-1 visa applicants must submit the following items to the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) email account:

  1. A copy of your Passport Photo identification page
  2. A copy of your UofL acceptance letter
  3. Proof of Financial Support- An official bank document proving you or a sponsor is able to financially support your studies for the specified amount for the first year. The cost calculation for one year of studies can be found below. 
    • Affidavit of Support - If getting funding from a sponsor or family, your financial documentation must include a dated letter from the sponsor stating that they are willing to support you (including dollar amount of support).
    • If receiving university funding (i.e., assistantship, fellowship), send a copy of your offer letter. 
    • If you are not fully funded, you will have to show financial proof of the remaining balance. 

Your financial document must reflect this amount, which covers the first year of non-resident tuition, living expenses and health insurance.

Undergraduate tuition (Bachelor's): $29,286
Graduate School tuition (Master's or Doctorate): $28,906
Graduate Programs of Study – Specific programs have different tuition cost, please refer to program’s website or contact the program of study to determine the program cost for an academic year. 
*Graduate Tuition has not yet been updated for the 24-25 academic year. 

$150 International Student Fee 
$196 Student Activities Fee

Living Expenses: $12,000
Health Insurance: $2,884

Undergraduate: $44,516
Graduate: $44,136

+ One-time $75 International Student Orientation Fee
+ Books & Supplies (Average Cost): $1,274


International Center

Jouett Hall

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Office Hours

M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm

Passport Place Hours

M-Th 8:30am - 7:00pm

F 8:30am - 5:00pm

Sat. 9:00am - 1:00pm

No holiday hours


tel 502.852.6604

fax 502.852.7216

Inclusion Statement: The International Center serves all eligible faculty, staff, students, and community members regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age.