Come study in the United States.

As an international student at Lesley University, you can earn your bachelor’s or graduate degree, a post-baccalaureate certificate, or stay short term in one of our exchange programs. But before you can join about 2,000 undergraduate and 4,500 graduate students who are studying here—which includes 180+ international students from more than 50 countries—you have to apply.

Each of our academic programs has different application requirements. You’ll complete the same requirements for your chosen program as the students from the United States, plus a few additional requirements:

  • Proof of English language proficiency, if English is not your first language.
  • A foreign credentials evaluation, if you’ve earned some college credit outside of the United States. That way, we can understand the courses you’ve taken, the grades you’ve earned, or the degree you’ve received.
  • A notarized translation of your transcript, if it’s not already written in English.

How to find your program's application guide for international students.

All of the application requirements and details you’ll need are included in your specific program’s How to Apply Guide for international students. Once you apply and have been accepted, our Global Education Center will help you through the visa process.

  • Undergraduate Students

    There are two ways to find your undergraduate program's Application Guide.

    Option 1: You’re still exploring our programs.

    1. Explore our 35+ undergraduate majors to find a program you’re interested in pursuing.
    2. Navigate to the Apply Now section of the program’s web page.
    3. Select "international student" from the menu.
    4. Choose "first-time freshman" (applying to college for the first time), "transfer student," or "adult degree completion student" from the menu, if applicable.
    5. Choose “View apply guide.”


    Option 2: You know what program you’re applying to.

    If you know what program you're applying to, you can go to the Apply Now section of your program's web page as we've described in Option 1. Or, you can:

    1. Go to our How to Apply to Lesley's Undergraduate Programs.
    2. Find the section that describes you, for example, first-year student (applying to college for the first time), transfer student, adult learner, etc.
    3. Find the program you’re applying to (BA, BFA, certificate, etc.).
    4. Select the International Student Application Guide for that program.
  • Graduate Students

    There are two ways to find your graduate program's Application Guide.

    Option 1: You’re still exploring our programs.

    1. Explore our 80+ graduate programs to find a program you’re interested in pursuing.
    2. Navigate to the Apply Now section of the program’s web page.
    3. Answer the quick questions in the menu, if applicable, about where you want to study. For example, on campus, off campus, online, etc.
    4. Choose “international student” to get the International Student Application Guide for that program.
       

    Option 2: You know what program you’re applying to.

    If you know what program you're applying to, you can go to the Apply Now section on your program's web page, as we've described in Option 1. Or, you can:

    1. Go to How to Apply to Lesley’s Graduate Programs.
    2. Find the topic you want to study and the degree you want to earn.
    3. Choose where you want to study if the program is offered in multiple formats, for example, on campus, online, or off campus.
    4. Get the International Student Application Guide for that program and format.
International Exchange
Applying as an Exchange Student?
We have partnerships with universities around the world. If you're an undergraduate student who goes to one of these schools, you can apply to study here for a semester or two as an international exchange student.
Questions?
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