International Students are Welcome Here

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St. Kate’s is within reach wherever you are.

At St. Catherine University, we extend a warm invitation to students from every corner of the globe to experience the abundance of opportunities St. Kate’s offers. Renowned for its core principles - women, Catholic, and liberal arts - these principles guide our academic excellence, focus on leadership, and supportive, and inclusive campus. The College for Women fosters an empowering environment that enables students to attain their educational aspirations while cultivating a global perspective.

Our campus embraces students from a variety of cultural and social backgrounds and welcomes the opportunity to share our diverse experiences. Our international students receive academic advising, career development, financial support, and resources to empower themselves to achieve their learning goals while at St. Kate’s.

We know the international admissions process can be intimidating. We will work with you through the entire application process and make it as easy as possible.

International Transfer students
If you are an international student who has already started taking university-level classes, you may be considered a transfer student. To apply as an international transfer applicant, please review the application instructions.

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STEM-Related Degree Options
Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) programs offered at St. Kate’s.

  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Business Analytics
  • Chemistry
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology

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International Scholarships

Financial circumstances shouldn’t limit your potential. St. Kate’s offers generous scholarships for all international students. Our international students qualify for $30,000/year applied to tuition for four years or until they graduate, whichever comes first. A completed admission application is required for scholarship consideration.

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St. Paul Welcomes You

St. Kate’s is home to a vibrant international community. We welcome you to our campus in the Highland Neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota. The combination of an urban environment with beautiful rivers, trails, art, and historic venues provides a diverse range of experiences for students.

We are minutes from everything that a large city has to offer and easily accessible to the MSP International Airport. The Twin Cities, comprising Minneapolis and St. Paul, are renowned for being the home of numerous Fortune 500 companies, such as Cargill, 3M, Best Buy, and Target.

St. Kate’s Residence Life offers students the opportunity to stay close to classes, friends, professors, study resources, social events, culture, food, and fun while living on campus.

Accepted international students also receive a scholarship to cover the cost of housing, if they choose to live on campus. Residential halls, apartments, and family housing are available at St. Kate’s.

Applying to St. Catherine University

Begin the application process 6-9 months (or earlier) before your studies begin at St. Catherine University. International documents may take longer to obtain and complete the admission requirements. The University will not review an application for admission until all required documents have been received.

Applicants for whom English is not their native language must provide an assessment of their English language ability. Minimum Score Requirements:

  • TOEFL: 61 on the internet-based exam or 520 on the paper-based exam. Our TOEFL code is 6105
  • IELTS: 6.0 overall band score
  • Duolingo: 85

Citizens from the following countries are exempt: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Canada (except Quebec), Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, St. Helena, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Application Instructions

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