Take a giant step toward your future

Pursue your studies at the University of St. Thomas and gain an immersive cultural experience through University of St. Thomas’ international student programs.

Become An International Student

With 10,000 students from 50 states and 71 countries, the University of St. Thomas offers a multicultural learning environment to help you achieve success in your university studies. At St. Thomas, you’ll live and study alongside American students at our welcoming metropolitan campus in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Why Study With Us?

  • St. Thomas is ranked No. 124 in National Universities (U.S. News & World Report)

  • Minnesota is rated No. 1 Happiest State (Business Insider) and No. 2 for Best Quality of Life (Forbes)

  • 94% of St. Thomas graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate schools within six months of graduation

  • St. Thomas is Minnesota’s top college for employment (Zippia.com)

Gain an immersive cultural experience as you pursue your studies

Studying in the United States is the adventure of a lifetime, and we’ll be there every step of the way to make sure you always have the support you need.

You’ll feel welcomed from the moment you arrive on campus. Our diverse student body represents over 70 countries including China, South Korea, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Are you ready to join us? Find out how the University of St. Thomas can help you build your skills and adjust to life here in the U.S.

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Students being welcomed to the University of St. Thomas

Student Testimonials

“The biggest surprise for me would [be] the size of the international community here in St. Thomas and the welcoming atmosphere that it gives me. When I came here, I expected to be in a small international community, but I got to meet with many friends who are culturally different from me, and I have also met with current international students who got to be friends with some of my American friends.”

- Hy Nguyen, International Student, Vietnam

“Even though many of us come from different cultures and countries, we still have a lot in common. I get to be introduced to new cultures through events that are being held and also just by talking to the other international students. I think it is cool to know that you have friends from all around the world. Also, having some Norwegian friends here makes me feel closer to home, and it has become a safe place where I can be myself 100%, and we can celebrate Norwegian holidays and traditions together.”

- Julie Tømmerberg, International Student, Norway

Hanging out on campus

How to Apply

Our goal is to make your application process as smooth as possible. Our counseling experts are available to answer any questions you have regarding visas, application requirements, and what it’s like to study at the University of St. Thomas.

Fill out the form below and one of our counseling experts will contact you and help guide you through the entire application and enrollment process.

We encourage all international students who live outside of the United States to apply at least four months prior to the start of the term.

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