Join the Liberty Family as an International Student
Are you 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. You can choose from 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. We have a welcoming community of international students with regular events and meet-ups at Liberty University’s International Student Center. Each semester, we celebrate international students through Global Focus Week, where you’ll find opportunities to grow professionally and spiritually.
Did You Know?
At Liberty, you can participate in our Washington, D.C. internship program.
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 health & wellness offerings.
Learn more about our international and diversity programs.
Liberty University International Admissions Steps:
- Complete your international application. This step 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 foreign 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 proof of English language proficiency. Examples include Duolingo, TOEFL, TOEFL Essentials, IELTS, PTE, or iTEP Academic Plus exams.
- 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.
The Liberty University international admissions team is 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
Frequently Asked Questions
As you learn more about Liberty’s admissions process, you may have questions about specific steps. Our international admissions specialists are here to help! To get you started, here are some common questions and answers from Liberty University’s admissions office.
Does Liberty University offer transcript evaluation services?
Liberty University’s transcript evaluation process reviews accredited U.S. degrees and coursework to determine transfer credit for our programs. We do not offer foreign transcript degree evaluations to convert a foreign transcript to U.S. standards. If you want to submit a transcript from a foreign institution for Liberty to review, you will first need to use an evaluation agency approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
How many international students does Liberty University have?
We currently have 700 international students from 70 countries around the world on our residential campus.
Is there a resource for international students on campus?
Liberty University’s international student center is a place where all international students can find rest and support. This on-campus resource is meant to help you connect with other international students in a relaxing environment. Liberty’s international student center staff are also available to help you with various issues during your time as a student.
What is a foreign credential or an international transcript?
Any high school diploma or college transcript from an institution outside of the United States. Transcripts from institutions accredited by the U.S. Department of Education do not usually require a NACES evaluation.
What is the best foreign transcript evaluation service?
Any service provided by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For a complete list of NACES Members please see their website, www.naces.org/members, and chose the service provider that best fits your needs.
Why do I need proof of English language competency?
Liberty University requires that admitted international students meet a minimal standard of English competency. To meet this requirement, you can send reports showing at least the minimum scores for any one of these standardized tests of English Proficiency:
- Duolingo English Test: 90 (School of Aeronautics and graduate programs 105)
- TOEFL Essentials Test: 7 (School of Aeronautics and graduate programs 8.5)
- TOEFL (Internet Based Test or iBT): 61
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.0
- Pearson Test of English (PTE): 51
- International Test of English Proficiency Academic Plus (iTEP): 3.6