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 800 international students from 51 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

Seattle University Admissions provides information for applying as an international student, from getting the right application to meeting requirements and deadlines. Learn more about International Admissions for Undergraduate and Graduate students.

International Student Center (ISC)

The ISC is a focal point for student activities and programs of a global, cultural, educational and social nature.The ISC provides assistance to our international students in all matters pertaining to immigration, visa status, document certification, employment authorization and more. The ISC also offers cultural adjustment and academic assistance to our international students and encourages all domestic students to become actively involved in the I-Buddy Program, International Dinner Series, and various international clubs at SU to further students' global engagement. The ISC lounge offers all SU students a place to relax, meet new people from all over the world, enjoy foreign shows, movies, or sports on a large flat-screen TV, and a place to plan and implement events. The full chef’s kitchen allows the Center to host culinary events highlighting various cultures from around the world. Learn more about the International Student Center and find us on Facebook

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 the English Language Learning Center program.


Festival by Kaitlyn Sullivan, ‘14, Environmental Studies