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Earn a world-class education with Strayer

Congratulations on taking the first step toward your educational goals. For over 130 years, we’ve been helping students get an education that doesn’t just change lives but unlocks possibilities. Our commitment to your success means you’ll have support every step of the way.

At Strayer, you’ll find:

  • More than 50 campuses across America, providing community, classes and resources
  • Flexible degree programs with industry-relevant coursework that allow you to take classes in person and online
  • Cost-saving opportunities, including an International Student Scholarship that offers 25% off tuition

Our application process is simple, and once you apply or fill out an information request, an admissions officer will reach out to you to answer your questions and guide you through enrollment. 

How to apply as an international student

Whether you’re planning to apply to Strayer as an undergraduate, graduate or transfer student, you’ll find information you need to make the process go smoothly.

International admission requirements include:

  • Completed Student Application for Admission
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Completed emergency contact information form
  • Copy of passport valid at least six months after your desired Strayer start date

Additional requirements for: 

Make connections on campus

Join our growing community of international students on campus. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with your peers, get on-site support and learn in person.

Select courses are available on campuses. Connect with us to learn more about specific course offerings at each location. 

Frequently asked questions

Yes! Wherever you study, you’ll have an admissions officer and student services coach in your corner to support you from the application process to graduation.

You can access student support, career services, financial aid guidance and more 

Yes, we offer a variety of scholarships for eligible international students at every grade level. For example, you may be able to:

  • Get 25% off select graduate or undergraduate degree programs with our International Student Scholarship.
  • Save up to 25% off the cost of your bachelor’s with the Strayer Graduation Fund. Eligibility rules and restrictions apply. 
  • Get your bachelor’s fully funded by applying to the Irene Cook Stallard Scholarship after completing your associate degree

Connect with your admissions officer for details.

F-1 students can only take one course per quarter online. All other courses must be completed in person at a Strayer campus.

International students who do not hold an F-1 visa may be able to take some or all of their courses online.

All Strayer support services are accessible in-person or entirely online for all students.

Transcripts may differ around the world, so they will need to be evaluated by an outside organization to determine U.S. equivalency.

Strayer offers a complimentary transcript evaluation service. After you submit your application, you’ll have access to the service, and our international admissions officers will be available to walk you through the process.

Yes, Strayer supports OPT request forms and Form I-20 with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. OPT allows you to work and earn income in an area related to your major field of study while you’re attending school and after you graduate. Application terms and conditions apply. Connect with us for details

While Strayer doesn’t offer housing, your DSO can help you navigate the process of finding housing.