Join the Liberty Family as an International Student
Looking for a high-quality education in a welcoming, Christian environment?
You can find it at Liberty University.
Here, we care about excellent academics, good quality of life, safety, and our Christian faith. Join 700 international students from 70 countries on our beautiful campus in Central Virginia where you can choose from our more than 200 undergraduate programs of study — including biomedical sciences, engineering, business, public health, aviation, and many others.
A Liberty education is designed to prepare you for success in today’s workplace. In many programs, you’ll learn directly on the equipment that industry professionals are using. And our focus on leadership and relational skills will help you learn to engage American culture — and other cultures — effectively.
Liberty’s global mindset and commitment to meaningful interactions between students are grounded in our Christian faith. Each semester, we celebrate international students through Global Focus Week; each week you’ll find opportunities to grow professionally and spiritually.
This well-respected and accredited university will inspire you to be your best while you prepare for the career you want.
Did You Know?
At Liberty, you can participate in our New York City and Washington, D.C. internship programs.
Liberty is located only three and a half hours from Washington, D.C.
Our international admissions staff is dedicated to providing you the support services you need.
As a Christian community, everything we do is centered around our faith.
You will hear from nationally and internationally known speakers on a regular basis through Convocation.
Faculty members believe in mentoring their students, both personally and academically.
Cheer on Liberty’s men’s and women’s soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, and many other collegiate sports teams.
A variety of academic scholarships, including the honors program, may be available to you — for more information, just ask!
Our C. Daniel Kim International Student Center is a special place for international students to relax and connect with one another.
Liberty is given an A+ rating on Niche.com for campus safety.
Lynchburg has been ranked as one of the top 10 healthiest, happiest cities, according to a 2017 study by Gallup and Healthways.
Learn more about our campus housing, dining, and programs to stay healthy.
Learn more about our international and diversity programs.
How to become a Liberty student:
- Complete your international application. This includes filling out an application form and writing your admission essay.
- Request your official high school or college transcripts to be sent in. These documents may need to be translated into English and will require a credential evaluation.
- Submit your Affidavit of Financial Support. A sponsor letter and bank document are required.
- If your native language is not English, please send in your English proficiency exam score report. Examples include TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or iTEP Academic Plus exam.
- Submit a copy of the photo page of your passport.
Please note: This is a simplified overview of the process. Please contact an international admissions specialist for detailed information and to answer your questions.
We Are Here for You
As you are reviewing your admission process, please keep in mind that our International Admissions Specialists are here to assist you through every step of your journey to Liberty.
Our International Admissions Specialists are highly trained and knowledgeable about the specific needs you have as an international student. We are happy to answer your questions and advocate for you as you become a Liberty student.
Coming to Liberty University has changed my life. I have a different mindset about the world now, knowing that God wants me to be His representative in my university, in my profession, and wherever I go. – Micael Melo, Brazil
The faculty and staff [at Liberty] pour their whole hearts out just to support students and help them to have the best experience. – Vy Vu, Vietnam
Living in another country at the age of 17 was very interesting. God has always been with me, and He has surrounded me with amazing friends that I now consider my family. I realize that God’s love is what has brought me to this place. – Kike Caycedo, Colombia