International Students

Welcoming women from all around the world.


  • About Us

    Why St. Kate’s?

    When you choose St. Catherine University for your international study experience, you join women from across the United States and around the world who were drawn to the university for its reputation for academic excellence, our emphasis on leadership, and our friendly, supportive campus environment.

    St. Kate’s is the largest, most innovative university for women in the United States. With a wide variety of undergraduate courses to choose from, you’ll find classes that stimulate and challenge you in more than 100 fields of study.

    In addition to the varied coursework, St. Kate’s offers small classes and personal attention, as well as expanded opportunities for research and dual-degree programs, and the opportunity to take graduate-level classes.

  • degrees

    Liberal Arts Education in the USA

    St. Kate’s integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic tradition, teaching you to think critically and creatively, solve problems, and communicate effectively. A liberal arts education gives you a solid foundation of learning and skills that are useful in any career or graduate field of study.

    Pursuing a bachelor’s degree typically requires four years of study. You can expect to take 50 percent of your coursework in your major field of study, and the other 50 percent of your coursework will cover a broad range of subjects, such as philosophy, history, literature and sciences. These core liberal arts courses will help you develop into a well-rounded and ethical leader.

    Earning a master’s degree usually requires an additional two to three years of focused study in your chosen subject area.


  • student life

    On-Campus Activities

    A complete university experience includes activities outside the classroom. Find opportunities to engage with faculty and students while developing into a leader through clubs, events, activities and more.

  • TUITION, FEES AND FINANCIAL AID

    Paying for an International Education

    St. Kate’s welcomes and encourages applications from international students by offering several scholarships, international financial aid, student employment opportunities and more.


  • APPLY NOW

    Ready to apply?

    Be sure to complete the application process 6–9 months (or earlier) before you want to begin studying at St. Catherine University. This will allow plenty of time for obtaining international documentation. Once all the required documents have been received, the University can review your application for admission.


  • TRANSFERRING CREDITS INTERNATIONALLY

    Continuing Your Education in the U.S.

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

  • CONDITIONAL ADMISSION

    Still learning English?

    St. Kate's may offer conditional admission to academically qualified students who do not meet our minimum English language proficiency requirement at the time of the application review. Students will have the following options to meet the required English Language Requirement for full admission:

    • Retake the TOEFL, IELTS, SAT or ACT and meet our minimum score.
    • Attend and successfully pass the required level of Intensive English language training at one of our partner programs:

    St. Kate's does not have an English language training program on campus.