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International Students

At Bethel, we care about you and who you want to become. That’s why our graduate programs are designed to cultivate personal growth and are tailored to fit your life and goals. You’ll learn relevant skills, build valuable connections, and refine your purpose—all in a community passionate about seeing students like you succeed.

We serve a diverse population with many programs taught online, face-to-face in St. Paul, Minnesota, or in a blend of both. 

Steps to Apply

  • Complete the online application
  • Provide official college or university transcripts
    Bethel Graduate School applicants must be college graduates. Submit official grade transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (not photocopies or emailed copies). They are to be sent directly from your school to the Office of Admissions at Bethel.
  • If you did not attend college in the U.S., you are required to have your transcripts evaluated by one of the members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators Inc. (AICE)
  • Submit English language proficiency information
    International student applicants whose primary language is not English must submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) examination score report. This English proficiency requirement can be waived if the student received an undergraduate or higher-level degree at a U.S. college or university.
    • TOEFL minimum score of 80 on the Internet-based test or 8 on the Essentials test.
    • IELTS minimum score of 6.5.
    • PTE minimum score of 55.
  • Complete the Certificate of Finances form
  • Provide financial statements
    Submit the most recent itemized six months' worth of bank statement(s) available, providing evidence of adequate funds based on U.S. currency to cover a minimum of one year’s full tuition and living expenses.
  • If you are receiving funds from a sponsor(s), submit:
    • Sponsor’s letter of support
  • Submit a copy of your passport
  • Apply for a student visa (F-1) from the U.S. Embassy of your home country
    To receive an F-1 visa, a student must have an I-20 form which will be issued by Bethel upon acceptance.
  • Send all correspondence to:
    Bethel University
    Enrollment Management Operations
    3900 Bethel Drive
    St. Paul, MN 55112


If you have any questions, contact our graduate admissions team.