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International Admissions

We Welcome Students from Across the Globe

Westminster provides comprehensive support and services for degree seeking undergraduate and graduate international students, as well as short-term exchange students. Each semester we provide an orientation for new international students, in addition to many other programs and activities designed to create an inclusive community.

Our Academic Programs

Each one of our academic programs incorporates many opportunities for participation and practical experience. We believe that small classes sizes taught by excellent professors will provide the sufficient individual attention for you to thrive during your college experience. 

Our Campus Community

Our campus community is firendly and welcoming. We have just 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students, so everyone gets to know everyone else well. You will quickly become close friends with American and other international students who will enjoy learning more about your background and culture as they teach you about theirs. Not only will your English skills improve on a daily basis, but you will have the opportunity to share your language with others, discovering that we all are not that different. 

Our Location

Salt Lake City is a wonderful, safe metropolitan area with all the advantages you would expect in a major American city. Unlike most U.S. cities, Salt Lake City is just a short drive from the best recreation areas in the Rocky Mountains—in fact, the 2002 Winter Olympics were held here. We are also close to numerous national parks, the Utah desert, and the Great Salt Lake, the largest inland salt lake in the Western hemisphere.

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International Exchange Students

The college accepts students from its partner institutions on an exchange basis.  Tuition is waived for exchange students but housing and meal expenses along with international health insurance is the responsibility of the student. Exchange students will be issued a DS-2019 form which enables the student to apply for a J-1 visa. Exchange students from the following partner institutions may apply using the exchange student application.  The following universities are partner institutions with Westminster College:

  • htw saar, Germany
  • University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland
  • Universidad Autonoma de Bucaramanga, Columbia

Westminster College is also a member of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP).  International students interested in attending the College through ISEP should contact the ISEP coordinator on their home campus.

Admission Requirements

Exchange students must submit the following documents to the Office for Global Engagement.  See your exchange student coordinator at your home institution for contact information.

  • Application for Admission as an Exchange Student
  • Nomination letter or e-mail from the exchange coordinator at your home institution.
  • Official transcript in English or with an official English translation of all colleges/universities attended.
  • Evidence of adequate financial support to cover the total cost of attendance for the duration of the exchange.
  • Statement of Financial Responsibility completed by the student and/or financial guarantor.
    Non-native speakers of English must provide a TOEFL or IELTS score unless the applicant attended an American international high school for a minimum of 3 years.
    • Undergraduate students
      • TOEFL ibt: 79 (official results must be submitted)
      • IELTS: 6.5 (a copy of results with ID number is acceptable)
    • Graduate students
      • TOEFL ibt: 100 (official results must be submitted)
      • IELTS: 7.0 (a copy of results with ID number is acceptable)
  • Photocopy of the identification page of your passport

Once all required documentation has been received and the student has been accepted for admission, a Form DS-2019 will be sent to the student.

Application Deadlines

  • April 1 for Fall Semester (August – December)
  • October 15 for Spring Semester (January-April)

Westminster College is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students.  Upon acceptance and payment of the deposit, non-immigrant students will submit the financial guarantee documents and request the initial or transfer SEVIS Form I-20.

The SEVIS Form I-20 is a three-page document used by students to obtain an F-1 visa.  Students who are entering the United States with an I-20 for initial attendance will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Payment of the I-901 SEVIS fee. The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) uses SEVIS fee payments to fund and maintain the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), the immigration database used to process documents for international students and exchange visitors during their stay in the United States.
  2. Apply for the non-immigrant visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate.  All visa applicants must submit a completed DS-160 Online Non-immigrant Visa Application.  You will need your passport and SEVIS ID number to complete this form.
  3. Schedule the visa interview.
  4. Pay the visa application fee.
  5. Prepare for and attend the visa interview.

Note: F-1 students and their dependents are permitted to enter the U.S. no more than 30 days prior to the report date, which #5 on the I-20 form. Dependents (spouse or children) accompanying the F-1 student in F-2 status must have their own SEVIS Form I-20 issued in the name of the dependent.

For more information about the process and rules for studying in the United States as an international student, visit Study in the States

Contact Us

We offer international students personal assistance with every step of the application and financial aid process. Please contact us by email, mail, telephone, or fax and we will personally respond to all your questions.

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