International Student and Scholar Services

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Application Process

Once students are nominated by their home university, St. Cloud State University will work with the student to ensure the required paperwork is submitted. Please find information about the application process below.

Application Timeline

Fall (August) Admission Timeline

  • Nominations: March 1
  • Applications: April 1
  • Notification of admission: May 15
  • Arrival to St. Cloud State: Mid to late August

Spring (January) Admission Timeline

  • Nominations: Oct. 15
  • Applications: Nov. 10
  • Notification of admission: Dec. 1
  • Arrival to St. Cloud State: Early to mid January

Online Application Process

Students complete the application to St. Cloud State through our online application portal. Please find the application links below. To access the form, students will need to create a user account and upload general information.

All Semester at SCSU Students

Rikkyo University

Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology (BIPT)

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit all required documents by the application deadline. All documents must be written in English. If written in another language, an official English translation must be attached. All documents must be submitted via the online application.

  1. Semester at St. Cloud State Application Form
  2. Proof of Language Proficiency
  3. Official academic transcript from home institution (English or with English translation)
  4. Passport Information
  5. Financial Documentation
  6. Course Selection Form

Language Requirements

English proficiency requirements for Semester at St. Cloud State students are as follows:

English Test Scores (less than two years old):

  • TOEFL (iBT): 61
  • IELTS: 5.5

Additional Options:

  • English is a native language
  • Institution or program language of instruction is English
  • English verification from home institution (please contact semesteratSCSU@stcloudstate.edu for the PDF version of the form)

*Note - all students who are applying in the Intensive English Center will require the English Verification form to be completed by the home institution

Financial Documentation

Financial documentation is required for the United States visa document (DS-2019 or I-20). The total amount of financial documentation for Exchange (tuition - waived) students is $9,000 per semester. The total amount of financial documentation for Study Abroad (fee- paying tuition) students is $11,500 per semester. The total amount of financial documentation for students participating in the Intensive English Center is $12,500 per semester. Actual cost of attendance varies.

Please note, for students applying for a year-long program, the financial documentation required is $18,000 for Exchange (tuition - waived), $23,000 for Study Abroad (fee-paying tuition) and $25,000 for IEC (Intensive English Center).

We accept the following for financial documents:

  • Copy of a bank statement (this can be the student's or sponsor such as parent)
  • Proof of university or government scholarship