International Admissions

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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.

Apply Today! We look forward to welcoming you to campus as a Cardinal

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)
  • $25 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

Please view the detailed requirements including Priority Deadline, Academic Records, and Financial Statement on this website.

Transfer Students

Please view the detailed transfer requirement 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 

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. 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 & *fees (Bachelor's): $30,548
Graduate School tuition & *fees (Master's or Doctorate): $30,476
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. 

Living Expenses: $11,194
Other Costs:
Health Insurance: $2,993
Books & Supplies: $1,274

Total (including living expenses & other costs)
Undergraduate: $44,735
Graduate: $44,663

*Fees include:
$100- International Student Fee
$196- Student Activities Fee

Other Requirements that may be required:
  • SEVIS Transfer In Request (if applicable)
  • Dependent I-20/DS2019 Request (if applicable)
  • Change of Status Request (if applicable)