Global Engagement
International Students
  • Welcome to Your Global Campus

    Seattle University welcomes international students from all over the world. Our global campus in the heart of Seattle is home to more than 700 international students from 45 countries. Together, the university and the global city around it are inspirational, innovative centers of learning.

    We know that coming to Seattle University is one of the biggest decisions of your academic life. We’re here to help you make the best choice for you.

    • Immerse yourself in the energy and excitement of a close-knit global campus community with world-renowned faculty and state-of-the-art facilities.
    • Pursue your studies in a rigorous, supportive environment known for small classes, personalized learning and high-caliber academic programs.     
    • Make friends and colleagues for life with other students, community partners and faculty from all corners of the world.
    • Explore the diverse cultural life, communities and recreational activities of one of  America’s most vibrant international cities.
    • Get involved in community life beyond the classroom—and the campus—through our nationally recognized Center for Service and Community Engagement (CSCE).
    • Discover Seattle’s global spirit, which inspires some of the world’s leading companies and nonprofit organizations including Starbucks, Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon, PATH and more.

    International Admissions

    Here’s how to apply to Seattle University as an international student, from getting the right application to meeting requirements and deadlines.Learn more about international admissions.

    International Student Center (ISC)

    Meet other international students and join in activities at our on-campus gathering place and information center. Learn more about the I-Buddy Program, International Dinner Series and International Education Week. Find out how to comply with your VISA requirements.Learn more about International Student Center.

    English Language Learning Center (ELLC)

    If you are a non-native speaker of English, the ELLC Program can help you prepare for academic success at Seattle University. ELLC strengthens your background in American English and culture. We also offer courses in university-level reading, writing, grammar, listening and speaking. Learn more about English Language Learning Center program.