International Student Application

international Students

International Student Application Process

To be considered for admission, the following documents must be submitted to the Office of Admission and Financial Aid at least 60 days prior to the date of anticipated enrollment:

Completed application for admission and $25 (U.S.D.) non-refundable application fee; an essay or comprehensive personal statement is required.

Schreiner Online Application
  • Certified official copy of high school and/or college/university transcripts with each course completed and grade earned; copies must be translated into English. Companies such as Foreign Credentials Service of America at or 877-553-4285 (toll-free) offer translation and evaluation services.
  • Demonstrated English language proficiency (both oral and written). For students from non-English speaking countries, SAT and/or TOEFL or IELTS scores must be provided. (Official SAT scores required to be considered for merit scholarship.) A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper) or 79 (internet) or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required.
  • Transfer students with less than 15 transferable college credits must also submit SAT and/or TOEFL or IELTS scores.

As soon as all admission documents are on file, the student will be notified of an admission decision. Students must then submit a Certification of Finances. The Certification of Finances form must be signed and certified by an appropriate bank official, indicating the amount (U.S.D.) of funds available for the student to attend college. The Certification of Finances may be printed off our website and faxed, emailed or mailed to the Office of Admission and Financial Aid.

             Download and print the International Student Certification of Finances

U.S. funds for first semester payable to and on deposit to Schreiner University (amount based on one-half TOTAL costs for the first academic year) must be sent to Schreiner University before the University Registrar will issue the Certification of Eligibility to Enroll form (I-20) to the student. The student must then apply for the Student Visa. Before scheduling an appointment with the Embassy to apply for the Student Visa, students are required to pay a $200 SEVIS I-901 processing fee (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) directly to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. More information may be obtained from this website: The SEVIS fee should not be sent to Schreiner University.

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As soon as the I-20 is received, the student must send the following documents to Schreiner University:

  • Online Housing Application (will be available on Schreiner One after the full deposit for the first semester is received).
  • Health History Form with complete immunization records, including TB test results completed within the last year and meningitis vaccination taken at least 10 days before moving into the Residence Halls.
  • Proof of accident and health insurance.

Students must also attend a summer orientation to receive their class schedule and other needed documents. More information on orientation, housing and move-in dates will be provided after a student is admitted.

Scholarships for International Students

International students that are admitted to Schreiner University may qualify for a merit scholarship (based on SAT scores and GPA) and a limited number of other academic scholarships.

Scholarship funds are limited, however, and International students must be prepared to fund a major portion of their educational costs. Students are also encouraged to research scholarship opportunities outside the university; International students are not eligible for federal or state financial aid.

Freshman academic scholarships are based on official ACT or SAT scores and grade-point-average. For more information, see our Financial Aid page.

Transfer academic scholarships are based on the grade point average of transferable credit. For more information, see our Financial Aid page.

Additional scholarships may be available for Presbyterian students and select performance-based scholarships. For more information, see our Scholarship page.

PASA Scholarship
Graduating seniors from the Pan American Presbyterian School (PASA) in Kingsville, TX have the opportunity to be considered for a PASA scholarship to Schreiner. Recipients must be nominated by officials of the Pan American Presbyterian School; to be considered, each nominee must be admitted to Schreiner University. Schreiner’s scholarship committee considers each nominee’s application and makes a selection decision based on academic and other criteria. This scholarship is funded by Schreiner University and generous Presbyterian donors and churches. Typically, one PASA scholarship is awarded each year; however, the number depends on available funding. PASA scholarships are renewable as long as a student meets the required 2.5 GPA.  Also see the Schreiner University PASA web page.